Today’s skincare treatments are a testament to the advancements that have been made by medical science and technology in recent years. Many new treatments have appeared during this time, providing plastic surgeons with easier, safer, and more effective ways to solve patient concerns. One of these is the revolutionary Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment, which is growing in popularity in clinics across the United States. Fraxel and its incredible benefits are available at Renu Med Spa.
Conditions Addressed by Fraxel
The Fraxel laser treatment addresses many of the common concerns patients have for their skin. This laser technology is specially designed to resurface damaged skin and uncover the newer, more youthful skin layers beneath without interfering with your daily routine. Gentle, yet effective, Fraxel treats problems with skin texture, fine lines and wrinkling, large pore size, age spots, sun spots or damage, acne scarring, melasma, and actinic keratoses. Removing the dead, damaged skin cells can do much to encourage the skin to heal and renew. Fraxel can provide these amazing benefits to customers in one treatment or a series of treatments, depending on their level of damage.
How Fraxel Works
Fraxel removes damaged skin, effectively resurfacing it to be healthy and more youthful. But how does it really work? Essentially, Fraxel Laser Treatment (FLT) is a laser comprised of many tiny beams of light, much like the pixels of a digital photograph. When you receive FLT, thousands of tiny treatment zones are produced and directed at the skin, called MicroThermal Zones (MTZs), in a process known as the science of Fractional Photothermolysis. FLT directs these MTZs at the treatment areas, while the healthy skin between these zones contains viable cells that will promote rapid healing of the outer skin layers. The entire process achieves dramatic skin improvements without the side effects and recovery time associated with many other skin resurfacing techniques.
Most patients report that the FLT feels prickly and experience only mild discomfort throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will use a topical anesthetic ointment to prevent discomfort before your procedure begins. Following the treatment, your healing process will begin. While there is some time needed to recover from your FLT, it is very minimal. Healing after this procedure is very quick, with only mild redness and swelling as the common side effects. These tend to subside within a day or two, with patients able to use makeup to cover any redness immediately after their FLT. There is no need to avoid your regular activities or put yourself on bed rest. This procedure is easy enough to fit into your regular schedule without missing a step.
Fraxel Laser Treatments: Once or More?
Most patients will need to have repeated visits for FLT to achieve their optimum results. Fraxel is effective, but is designed to work gradually to allow your skin to heal in between treatments. Stripping away too many layers is dangerous, increasing your risk of infection and other side effects. Clinical studies on Fraxel treatments have shown that most patients see their best results with 3 to 5 treatments conducted 14 to 28 days apart. This allows a gradual remodeling of the skin’s surface that is healthy, controlled, and safe. It also lets the skin heal enough between treatments to allow healthy material to grow, like collagen and elastin, as the dermal tissue replaces the old epidermis. This cycle repeats again and again with each treatment until you reach the point where your resurfacing is complete. Your new skin should be even in texture and tone, with an elimination of or noticeable reduction in scarring, spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Fraxel Treatments at Renu Med Spa
Contact a board certified, trusted plastic surgeon to discuss Fraxel Laser Treatment and how it can benefit you. Visit Renu Med Spa to speak with founder and Medical Director Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, a board certified facial plastic surgeon. He takes a keen interest in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, having practiced in Washington, DC since 1994. A proven track record for excellence and a personal dedication to excellence and aesthetics have earned him a significant reputation among his peers. He was voted one of America’s Top Doctors in 2013 by Castle Connolly. Contact the Renu Med Spa, located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1625 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, by calling (301) 652-(RENU, 7368. Book your appointment with Dr. Shoenfeld today to see if chin augmentation is the right choice for you.