Did you ever notice that celebrities, most especially female celebrities, have a natural, effortless skin tone? Of course, that does not mean that if you are a talented actress that you cannot pursue your craft if you have less than perfect skin tone. They must have a secret to that peachy glowing skin.
Actresses such as Kim Kardashian openly admit that they partake in laser treatments known as Fraxel. Even Jennifer Aniston uses the treatment to achieve her youthful, glowing look.
What is Fraxel All About?
The Fraxel Treatment is a laser treatment used in areas such as the face, cleavage line, and even hands to minimize the effects of aging skin. Celebrities and dermatologists alike are raving about the wondrous effects that Fraxel has in diminishing age lines.
How Does Fraxel Work?
Fraxel is a process in which small boosts of laser light energy is delivered into the skin leaving rejuvenated skin behind. It is said that Fraxel can change discoloration of pigments and also plump up skin to minimize the fine lines of crow’s feet and laugh lines.
What Areas Can Fraxel Improve?
Fraxel has been touted as diminishing and minimizing the effects of crow’s feet around the eye area. It has also been known to diminish those laugh lines that are not always so humorous. Acne scarring, sun spots, and age spots are all good reasons to explore the idea of having a Fraxel laser treatment.
When you think about the expense involved in heavy cosmetics and the possible chemical reactions you may have in the future, looking into, exploring the idea, and investigating if Fraxel laser treatments are right for you may be a wise choice indeed.
Fractionated lasers have certainly taken off in the last several years and there are multiple different companies providing physicians with ablative and nonablative fractionated treatments. Fraxel was certainly the first on the scene with a nonablative fractionated modality and that it heats up small tunnels in the skin but does not destroy the skin and, therefore, recovery is quite quick. The only downside is that the improvements are also relatively limited with this modality. You can go up to the CO2 or Erbium lasers in a fractionated modality and you can ablate the skin, which means that you are destroying or vaporizing these tunnels in the skin and, therefore, healing is more intense which means that the result is also much more significant, but the downside is that your downtime is going to be longer. At the Quintessa Aesthetic Center we have a variety of different combinations of lasers treatments and lights that we treat patients with to maximize their results while minimizing their downtime and frequently we can make great strides in improving the patient’s skin with only one to two days of downtime and yet if somebody wants very significant wrinkle reduction and skin tightening we may do a series of treatments that have several days of downtime with each session. Ultimately, I think it is really about customizing the care of patients so that they ultimately get the result that they desire while minimizing cost and any downtime.