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If you are tired of masking your blemishes with expensive cosmetic products, then you might want to take a closer look at Fraxel treatments. This laser resurfacing procedure has become very popular over the last few years, and it might be exactly what you need to rebuild your confidence. Each of your Fraxel appointments should only take an hour or two to complete, and you could notice amazing improvements within weeks of your first set of treatments.
Understanding Aging Skin
No matter what steps you take to protect your skin, you will most likely have to deal with at least a few surface blemishes over the years. As you grow older, your skin is going to be bombarded with everything from harsh UV rays to airborne toxins. There are a few things that you can do to prevent the signs of aging, but some cosmetic problems are sure to develop. Some of the most common imperfections that our patients struggle with include fine lines around the eyes, wrinkles around the mouth, melasma, sun spots, old acne scars, and surgery scars.
While you might be able to cover those blemishes up with cosmetic products, many people want long-term solutions. In order to eradicate your imperfections, you must trigger your body’s natural healing response, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with laser resurfacing.
Basics of Laser Therapy
In the last few decades, quite a bit of research has been done on medical-grade lasers, and those devices are now being used in countless procedures. Originally, lasers were used to speed up the healing process after an invasive operation. Once a surgical incision was sutured up, the doctor would then use a laser to stimulate the top layers of the skin. That stimulation essentially tricked the body into flooding the area with healthy new cells. It also triggered the production of collagen, elastin, and other vital proteins. After years of extensive research, doctors began to realize that they could use lasers to treat a variety of cosmetic problems.
When a laser is set to a very specific frequency, it can be used to stimulate a small portion of skin at a time. That stimulation helps the body create healthy new cells when the damaged cells die off. As an added bonus, the results are only going to get better as time goes on and the skin continues to heal itself. You might see some changes within two or three weeks of your first appointment, but the full results won’t become apparent for at least a few months.
Benefits of Skin Resurfacing
There are many different reasons why countless patients are now scheduling appointments for Fraxel in Miami. One of the most compelling reasons to get this procedure is its minimal downtime. Unlike a surgical face lift, skin resurfacing doesn’t require any incisions at all, and that results in a much less invasive procedure. The vast majority of our patients are able to resume all of their regular activities within a day or two of their treatments. The side effects are also very mild, and you won’t have to worry about changing out bandages or taking strong painkillers following your treatments.
Another major benefit of skin resurfacing is the effectiveness of the treatments. The Fraxel laser can easily be adjusted depending on what types of imperfections we are treating and the tone of the patient’s skin. That gives our team an incredible amount of control over the final results and allows us to minimize many of the most common side effects that are associated with this type of treatment.
Many patients are now being drawn to this treatment because of the longevity of the results as well. While every patient is slightly different, you might be able to enjoy the results for two or more years. If new imperfections begin to develop in the future, then you can easily schedule follow-up treatments. To preserve the results, we will most likely suggest that you schedule touch-up appointments once every 10 to 12 months.
What Can Be Treated with Fractional Laser Therapy?
By adjusting the frequency of the light, we can use these lasers to treat a long list of imperfections. Fine lines and wrinkles are very common among the adult population, and this procedure could minimize the appearance of those folds by tightening the surrounding skin. Skin resurfacing is also an ideal option for localized scars that haven’t fully healed. If you had moderate to severe acne in the past, then you have probably been left with at least a few scars on your face or back. Laser therapy will trigger the production of collagen and make those scars much less visible. This treatment also works on older surgical scars that didn’t heal properly.
Diving Into Fraxel Treatments
Every single appointment is slightly different, and that is why we invite all patients to schedule an initial consultation where they can learn more about this technology. During your consultation, we will speak with you about what types of imperfections you would like to deal with. One of our team members can then help you come up with a comprehensive treatment that will help you address those issues. If you decide that Fraxel is right for you, then we can carry out the treatment the same day or schedule a future appointment.
On the day of the procedure, we ask that you head into our office in comfortable clothes and with no cosmetic products on the treatment site. After you arrive, we can guide you to a private room where the treatment will be carried out. Those who are worried about discomfort can have a topical painkiller applied directly to the treatment site, and that product should completely numb most of the nerve endings. Our team will then guide the laser of the skin in multiple passes. Once the treatment is over, you can immediately head home and rest.
We usually suggest that patients stay out of the sun and avoid most beauty products for at least a few days following their treatments. The total number of treatments that must be carried out depends on the severity of the imperfections and what types of results you would like to achieve. Most of our patients can reach their cosmetic goals within 4 to 6 initial treatments.
Start Restoring Your Beauty Today
Our team believes that this is an amazing procedure, and we are proud to offer this treatment to anyone who is tired of dealing with surface imperfections. We are now offering our patients four sessions for just $2,220, and this procedure can be combined with a variety of other treatments for a complete makeover. The normal price is $800 per session, so you can save $1,000 this month. If you would like to learn more about laser resurfacing or any of our other treatments, then we invite you to call us today at (305) 363-6336.