Non-Invasive Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Fraxel Is Here!
Posted by 3d on May 12, 2011
Do you find yourself thinking that skin rejuvenation and resurfacing via laser is a scary, painful procedure that you’re just not willing to undertake? If so, then we sympathize with you. And better yet, our health and medical spa offers an alternative.
It’s called Fraxel, and it’s a series of non-invasive laser treatments that removes years of wear and tear from your skin, leaving you with a healthy, youthful glow – and the confidence to show it off.
But what makes Fraxel different from other laser-based skin treatments is that it allows you to choose a repair and recovery time that you’re comfortable with. In other words, just a few years ago, laser skin rejuvenation treatments were a painful and debilitating procedure that put patients out for weeks on recovery.
With Fraxel, you can choose from a range of treatment options that all vary in aggressiveness, the down time that follows, and the number of actual procedures.
Here’s the breakdown of the treatment options:
- Fraxel re:fine – for skin protection, damage preventions, and regular maintenance
- Fraxel re:store – for mild to severe skin damage from the sun or wrinkles
- Fraxel re:pair – for the most sever skin damage restoration and rejuvenation
In terms of invasiveness, the re:fine treatment would be what doctors call a non-ablative treatment, or a treatment that’s defined by little pain and little downtime, but commonly requires several treatments. The re:store treatment is also non-ablative.
An ablative treatment would require just one treatment with significantly more downtime. Ablative treatments like re:pair uses the lasers at high temperatures to vaporize unwanted tissue, a highly effective procedure.
What’s even more unique about the Fraxel treatments is that the procedure uses “fractional technology” to deliver the dramatic results with a significantly decreased recovery time. Fractional treatments utilize microscopic laser columns that are as small as a fraction of the diameter of a hair follicle.
Our patients of the non-ablative treatments re:fine and re:store experience little discomfort during the treatment, and those who have undergone re:pair felt light pain or increased sensitivity of heat.
The FDA has cleared all three Fraxel treatments for success in eliminating wrinkles around the eyes, scars, age spots, blotchy discolorations of the skin, and resurfacing. As with any other skin procedures, there are precautions to take after the treatments. But all in all, Fraxel offers a quick and easy treatment without the long-term invasiveness of traditional laser skin rejuvenation treatments.
To learn more about the Fraxel family of skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Dr. Kalpana DePasquale of Avanti Medical Spa in St. Augustine, FL. today for a consultation!