Franklin, TN faces look younger with Fraxel laser treatment
About 40 years ago, lasers began to revolutionize skin care. For the last decade, Fraxel has revolutionized laser skin therapy. This innovative skin resurfacing system generates the aggressive benefits of ablative treatment, with the safety and gentleness of a non-ablative device. Fraxel laser is available at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center in Franklin, TN.
What sets Fraxel apart?
Traditional laser resurfacing uses controlled pulses of high-intensity light to remove layers of damaged skin cells. Fraxel takes the concept to the next level with fractional technology.
Fraxel breaks the intense beam of light into a thousand or more pinpoints per square centimeter. Each creates a microcolumn, triggering natural healing processes, without harm to surrounding healthy skin cells. This results in reduced downtime, faster recovery, and excellent rejuvenation.
What to expect from laser skin treatments
Fraxel is an effective treatment for:
- Irregular pigmentation – freckles, sun spots, age spots, and melasma.
- Sun damaged skin.
- Actinic keratosis, a precursor to skin cancer.
- Acne scarring and other surface scars.
- Fine lines and wrinkles, especially on the upper half of the face.
Depending on the area treated, a Fraxel session takes about an hour. Topical numbing cream is applied, and special precautions are taken to protect your eyes. Then you relax while the clinician passes the handpiece vertically and horizontally over problem areas. You feel a sensation of heat, but treatment is well-tolerated.
Plan on up to three days of downtime before wearing makeup and returning to work or other activities. Skin is red immediately after treatment, and ice packs help to ensure comfort the first few hours. In several days, skin bronzes, indicating that cellular renewal is occurring. This fades in a week or two, as skin exfoliates.
Most patients begin to see noticeable change in about a week, and improvement builds as deep collagen remodeling continues. Usually three to five sessions, spaced several weeks apart, are necessary for optimal improvement. Daily sun protection is essential to preserve results.
Learn more about the rejuvenating benefits of Fraxel laser treatment at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center in Franklin, TN – 615-784-3223.