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What Exactly Does Fraxel Do?

Imagine you could eliminate your acne scars, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve your skin tone with only the shake of a wand… would you do it? Consider Fraxel Laser your real-life magic spell. With only one session of this medi-spa treatment, you can say goodbye to all these skin imperfections.

What is Fraxel laser?

Fraxel Laser is a new non-invasive technology that consists of a 30 to 45-minute session, where a cosmetic dermatologist will use a handheld device that improves your skin’s texture, tone, and clarity. Unlike other anti-aging treatments, Fraxel creates controlled thermal cell destruction. This means that only old or damaged cells will be destroyed by the laser, and a new layer of skin will resurface naturally.

How does Fraxel laser work?

Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative laser, so you won’t have any open wounds during the procedure, as the laser works inside out. Fraxel laser treatments penetrate the top layer of the skin, delivering powerful and microscopic heating to old cells, forcing them to the surface and shed. Once the old cells are gone, the skin will naturally produce collagen and hyaluronic acid to create a skin turnover.

Fraxel laser candidates

People with hyperpigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles, and fine lines or severe acne scarring will enjoy the benefits of Fraxel laser treatment. Fraxel laser will peel all your imperfections, revealing new and glowy skin. People generally focus on their face, but you can also receive a Fraxel laser treatment on your hands, arms, neck, and décolletage.

What do I need to do before a Fraxel laser treatment?

You need to make sure you don’t have extensive open wounds or breakouts. If you do, wait for them to naturally heal. Fraxel lasers are strong, so if they are applied to sensitive skin, it may hurt your skin or have counter effects. Additionally, stop using all beauty products containing retinol a week before your Fraxel treatment.

Fraxel Laser treatment Process

Your experience begins before the laser starts to do its magic. To avoid any discomfort, you will be administered a topical anesthetic. Typically, you wait 15 minutes for it to take effect. Once this is ready, your real session begins. Your doctor will cover your eyes and start working. Truth be told, you will feel a light to moderate tingling sensation, but nothing you can’t handle.

An expert hand

If you are considering a Fraxel treatment, you shouldn’t forget the importance of choosing the correct person to do it. You should only get a Fraxel laser treatment with a board-certified doctor, such a Dr. Saldaña. Only cosmetic dermatologists are able to identify your skin’s necessities and conditions. If you go with someone who isn’t familiar with the laser’s technology, you could end up with irritated skin, bigger scars or breakouts and hyperpigmentation.

Fraxel Laser aftercare tips

Fraxel laser recovery is quite simple. Whenever you feel like scratching just think: “hands off”. You will peel, it is a fact, but don’t touch your face or exfoliate, consider this peeling as your skin’s natural healing process. Up to a week after your Fraxel laser treatment, avoid acne-treating products and use plenty of sunscreen. Since your skin will be irritated and sensitive, you may want to take a day or two off work to finish your Fraxel laser recovery.

What results can I expect from a Fraxel Laser treatment?

Immediately after your session, your skin will be red and irritated. The next few days, you will experience peeling and your skin will feel rough, don’t worry. Once the skin naturally heals, you will have a fresh and vibrant complexion. Since the laser is so powerful and the skin heals from within, the benefits of Fraxel Laser can last permanently, or only a yearly maintenance session could be needed.

To learn more about Fraxel laser benefits and how it can change your skin forever, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling (619)738-2144 (toll-free).

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.