Fraxel Resurfacing
What is fraxel resurfacing treatment?

Fraxel resurfacing is laser device which is used by an experienced dermatologist to treat scarring, wrinkles, sun damage or age spots, pigmentation, fine lines and actinic keratosis (AK) which are caused due to ageing. As we grow, our skin changes due to many internal or external factors. Fraxel resurfacing treatment, resurfaces the skin by initiating growth of new healthy skin cells from within.

Why do we need this treatment?

As we age there are many skin changes that starts appearing on our face like pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, scaring, sun damage etc. People who want to look young without undergoing surgery can opt for this treatment. Fraxel laser is a non ablative laser.

How frequently should it be done?

Fraxel resurfacing treatment can give desired results in just one sitting. It is a non-invasive procedure so one does not have to worry about any cut or discomfort by needles.

Things to Know

  • Scarring
  • Wrinkles and scars
  • Photo damaged skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pigmented lips
  • Anti ageing
This treatment can be opted if one is looking for radiance and glowing skin, to improve texture, tone, scarred or sun damage skin to get youthful and flawless skin. It can be done after the age of 25 years, or depending upon the need of the individual person.
  • Firstly a topical anaesthetic cream is applied on the patient who is undergoing the treatment.
  • Then spacing, depth and joules of energy to be delivered are adjusted according to the area to be treated.
  • After the onset, the treatment takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • A cooling healing gel may be applied after the procedure.
  • Usually some healing creams are given along with sunscreens for after care.
Fraxel resurfacing is quite safe procedure for all skin type or tone but before undergoing this treatment one should always consult the dermatologist to understand the pros and cons of the treatment.
Soon after the treatment one has to cautions and follow all the instructions given by the doctor to avoid any side effects. One has to take care of the skin before, during and after the treatment.
  • One must follow the instructions given by the dermatologist to protect his/her skin.
  • Use sunscreen lotions often.
  • Do not apply any other medications unless and until advised.
  • Use moisturiser.
According to Dr Shail Gupta, MD this treatment is very good and effective for people who are looking for young and beautiful skin, as this treatment delays wrinkle formation. The best part of the treatment is that it has very minimal downtime yet it’s very effective.
Yes, this treatment can be combined with other treatments/ procedures as well but only after consulting with the dermatologist.
Soon after the treatment the skin becomes sensitive so one must avoid make up.
This treatment makes your skin sensitive for sometime. But after the treatment one must stay cautions and if there are any signs of change in the skin colour, then you should inform the doctor as soon as possible.

Redness or slight irritation is seen after the treatment, but it subcides in few hours.

A patient may face downtime of 24 hours, where they can have mild erythema or sometimes swelling. Some patients can have mild scab formation for a couple of days. In most of the cases you are ready to go almost the same day.

Topical anaesthesia is applied before the treatment. Sometimes people face slight heat sensation and discomfort
It takes almost 15-20 minutes for one session on the face. It is done after applying a numbing cream for around half an hour.
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Underarms
  • Chest and
  • Other body parts.
This treatment is safe and does not require cosmetics to treat it as compared with parlour procedures where a lot of cosmetics are used and still the results are not satisfactory. This is a pretty deep skin treatment unlike the superficial scrubbing or facial treatments at parlours.

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