Fraxel® laser treatments offer the chance to treat multiple common skin conditions with just one therapy. Robert Mirabile, MD, and Vivian Hsu, MD, of Best Impression Med Spa in Blue Bell and Norristown, Pennsylvania, have extensive experience using lasers to help both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. When you’re ready to take the next step toward a refreshed, renewed complexion, reach out to Best Impression Med Spa to book a consultation with a team member. You can schedule online or over the phone, so don’t delay.
The Fraxel laser system uses concentrated light to create thousands of micro-injuries in the deeper layers of your skin. The process converts light to heat and penetrates your skin in tiny, channel-like patterns. Along each of those channels, a degree of thermal damage occurs.
That prompts your natural healing response, which kicks in to replace the damaged cells with a layer of fresh, new cells. The outermost layers of skin will flake and peel off in the days following your treatment.
One of the things that makes Fraxel so appealing is the ability to treat multiple issues at once. Some of the skin conditions Fraxel can improve include:
The process is sometimes called skin resurfacing, as it causes your body to remodel your skin from the inside out.
It’s important that you don’t arrive for a Fraxel treatment at Best Impression Med Spa with any open wounds or active infections in the treatment area. This includes acne breakouts. If you notice any breaks in your skin, call to ask if rescheduling is necessary.
You’ll also need to cease using products that contain retinoids for a week prior to your appointment. This ensures your skin won’t have a negative reaction during or after treatment.
You should plan for 3-5 days of downtime after your Fraxel treatment. Redness, swelling, and peeling are to be expected as your skin responds to laser therapy.
Avoid using harsh products on your skin as it heals. Be sure to use a high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage. It’s fine to use a gentle facial cleanser and moisturizer. Don’t be tempted to pick or pull at the skin as it peels or flakes. That’s all part of the process, and the end results will be well worth it!
If you’d like to give Fraxel laser therapy a try, schedule a consultation at Best Impression Med Spa today. You can book online, or call to check availability with one of the friendly administrative professionals.