Will Fraxel treatment help clear my scars?

A typical Fraxel laser treatment patient is someone in their 30's or older whose skin has been damaged by the sun, with lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, dull or rough texture, age spots, or acne scarring. Fraxel appeals to those who want the power of traditional resurfacing methods without the prolonged downtime or risks. Fraxel also appeals to those who are looking for a more effective result than might be gotten with non-ablative techniques. Fraxel is an ideal treatment for today's busy individuals seeking to improve their appearance without the long healing process normally associated with other invasive procedures.

Does Fraxel work for people with dark skin?

Fraxel is safe even for pigmented skin types such as African-American, Latino and Asian which are more prone to scarring and discoloration because Fraxel precisely targets a pixel deep within the skin leaving surrounding tissue intact without scarring or increased pigmentation.

Fraxel is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles around the eye, pigmented lesions such as age and sun spots, brown spots/pregnancy mask (Melasma), acne scars, surgical scars, and skin resurfacing.

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Most people will have some degree of redness and swelling. How long the redness and swelling will last after the application of Fraxel depends on how aggressive the treatment was and the patient's individual healing characteristics. Other temporary side effects may include a bit of itching, skin getting dry, the skin peeling or flaking, and adopting a bronzed skin appearance. In the meantime, if they want to or need to, patients can wear make-up or have a shave immediately after each treatment. Some patients can return to their routine activities which include work and social obligations on the same day of treatment. There is little risk of skin infection or scarring.

How many Fraxel treatments are needed to clear up scarring?

It's different for each individual. For most, best results can be achieved in just 3 to 5 sessions which are often scheduled 2 to 6 weeks apart. To minimize discomfort, cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, one often experiences a feeling of sun-burn which goes away after 1 to 3 hours.

After the last treatment, for 3 months one should wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. To further protect oneself, if one expects to be out in the sun, he or she should wear wide-brimmed hats.

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