Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments

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Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic provides Fraxel ® laser treatments to Vancouver and area clientele. The Fraxel Dual is two skin lasers in one: one side of the laser (the Fraxel 1550) treats deep skin issues like fine lines, acne scarring, and melasma, while the others side (the Fraxel 1927) is an effective treatment for actinic keratosis and sun damage.

For a consultation appointment or information about Fraxel costs, contact us.

 

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

What is Fraxel ® laser?

The hand-held fractional laser technology delivers tiny pinpoints of laser light to the skin. Hundreds or thousands of laser pinpoints may be used per square inch, leaving healthy skin between the treated areas. Fraxel laser is non-invasive, and non-ablative technology that can target skin at specific depths, while leaving the top layers of skin intact, reducing downtime and promoting rapid healing.


Dr. Gidon Frame on the Fraxel Dual Laser

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

Benefits of Fraxel ® laser

Fraxel Dual improves many skin texture and pigment conditions, resulting in younger, healthier looking skin.

Collagen growth can continue to improve for up to 6 months after your treatment.

Fraxel 1550 treatment before Fraxel 1550 treatment after
(Photos: Dr. Gidon Frame results 8 months post 1 Fraxel 1550 treatment – Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

Am I a good candidate?

Dr. Gidon Frame will consult with you and may need to discuss these considerations and possible contraindications:

  • Predisposition to keloid formation or excessive scarring
  • Lesions that need examination to rule out malignancy
  • Active infection: bacterial, viral, fungal
  • Active acne
  • Active herpes outbreak
  • Predisposition to hyperpigmentation
  • Predisposition to slow healing

Before the treatment

Avoid the following activities and medications as indicated:

  • Accutane or drugs in a similar class, 6 months prior to treatment
  • Active tanning/UV exposure, within last 2 weeks
  • Use of topical retinoids or retinols, 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Prescribed anticoagulant medications (blood thinners), or non-prescription medication that can affect coagulation, such as: Aspirin, Advil (or ibuprofen), Tylenol (or acetaminophen), or Aleve (Naproxen). If you are uncertain, ask your doctor if any medication or herbal supplement you use or have used recently is a blood thinner.

On the day of your treatment you will need to eat a meal before you arrive for your appointment, and arrange to be picked up by someone about 2 – 3 hours after you arrive.

What happens during treatment?

Depending on what skin condition is being treated, you may be given medications to help you relax and make you more comfortable. A topical numbing cream will be applied and left on for 1 hour while the medication takes effect. During the Fraxel treatment, your eyes are covered by eye shields. A technician will roll the hand-held Fraxel laser head back and forth over your skin.  You may feel moderate prickling and heat, which is relieved by a cold air blower. You’ll also hear the Fraxel laser beeping in the background.

Treatment time: approximately 1 hour.

 
(4 treatments for Actinic Keratosis- Fraxel 1927 courtesy of Dr. R. Geronemus Fraxel website)

(Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

After the treatment

Treated skin will be pink to red and your skin may be slightly swollen, particularly around the eyes. Cold gel packs and an antihistamine are usually enough to relieve this discomfort. The after-treatment redness turns to a light bronze color over the course of a few days, when peeling will also begin, and should resolve in about 1 week.

Recovery time: Little or no downtime. Can resume normal activities immediately, though some people take 1 week social downtime until peeling resolves.

Post treatment instructions:

  • Once you are home, you may use cold gel packs to help soothe and calm the treated skin.
  • Apply the moisturizer you were provided as often as needed.
  • You may take an antihistamine such as Reactine if needed.
  • Although your skin will be dry and tender, pain medication will not be necessary post treatment.
  • Let peeling and exfoliation happen naturally (do not scratch or peel).
  • Do not use any kind of scrub or products with exfoliating ingredients until your skin is completely healed (approximately 2 weeks).
  • Use an SPF 50 sunblock daily. Stay out of direct sun for 1 month.
  • If you have any concerns call the clinic at 604-261-9121.

 
(Photos courtesy of Dr. Z. Rahman – Results vary by individual patient and  results cannot be guaranteed)

How many treatments will I need?

4 treatments are recommended to start, but there is no limit to the number of Fraxel treatments you can have to improve your skin.

The number of treatments you’ll need for optimal results depends on your skin type and what you are trying to improve. Darker skin tones require multiple low-level treatments to ensure safety. Skin conditions such as wrinkles or acne scarring, require multiple treatments at higher levels.

Other treatment options

For wrinkles, Botox® and dermal fillers are highly effective. Superficial sunspots can be improved dramatically with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).  We also carry premium skin lightening creams, home peels, and other skin care products.

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