Here at Miami Center for Dermatology, Fraxel is one of our favorite forms of facial resurfacing. Using medical-grade lasers that are completely safe for cosmetic uses, Fraxel fixes fine lines and wrinkles, unlike any other facial. This month, we’re providing a great deal on Fraxel, but here’s some information you need to know before making a decision.
How Does Facial Resurfacing Work?
You may not know this, but Fraxel gets its name from the phrase,
‘fractional lasers,’ which is what Fraxel uses to work its magic. By creating microscopic wounds in the skin in a specific pattern, facial resurfacing aims to jumpstart your skin’s healing process so that it can produce more collagen. By forcing your skin to make more collagen, Fraxel helps give your skin that youthful glow, with faded fine lines and more plump texture.
You can say “goodbye” to wrinkles and “hello” to younger-looking, soft skin. Like microneedling and dermarolling, Fraxel helps your skin heal and increases its collagen production safely so that your skin isn’t damaged too much. While your skin will indeed have wounds, they aren’t enough to leave your skin with big, noticeable scars or long-lasting side effects. However, the steps you take to take care of your skin before and after Fraxel matter a ton when it comes to the healing process.
The great thing about Fraxel is that it requires little to no downtime after you get the treatment. One important thing to note, though, is that facial resurfacing can be more or less aggressive depending on which laser treatment you choose. Make sure to speak with your dermatologist before deciding on which treatment is right for your skin.
What Does Fraxel Work For?
If you’re between the ages of twenty-five to sixty, Fraxel can help you with several different skin conditions. While Fraxel is best known for its powerful anti-aging and wrinkle-fighting capabilities, Fraxel can be used for much more. If you’re dealing with stretch marks, uneven texture, and tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or even scars from burns, surgeries, and injuries, Fraxel can certainly help. Despite this, certain skin conditions may not bode well with Fraxel. For example, if you are actively suffering from acne or eczema, your skin may not receive the laser resurfacing well enough to produce positive results, so this is definitely something to bring up to your dermatologist.
Is Facial Resurfacing Safe?
Like we mentioned before, Fraxel is completely safe, but it’s up to you to keep it safe. This means that if you aren’t willing or able to take the proper aftercare steps following your Fraxel session, then you shouldn’t get so the treatment anyway. Don’t put your skin at risk. This is especially true if you opt for a more aggressive facial resurfacing procedure, which requires more downtime and aftercare.
We also want to reiterate that certain conditions don’t make Fraxel as safe either. Hypertrophic scarring, vitiligo, or having keloids are conditions that Fraxel can worsen, so we advise you to stay away from laser resurfacing if you have these skin conditions.
Facial Resurfacing With Fraxel at Miami Center of Dermatology
Our team of professionals at the Miami Center for Dermatology is here to help guide you with any cosmetic procedure you’re interested in. Remember to request an appointment or contact us if you have any questions.