What comes to mind when you think of “skin rejuvenation”? Chances are you think of topical products like creams and serums. However, an entire array of laser treatments can transform your look without needing a regular cream application. Fraxel® laser treatments are an optimal way of transforming the look of your skin using light-based technology. These treatments are non-invasive, effective, and deliver gorgeous results. Schedule a consultation in McLean or Potomac to learn more today.
What is a Fraxel® Laser?
Fractional, also known as Fraxel®, non-ablative laser treatments resurface the skin to minimize the appearance of surgical scars, acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks, sun spots, and melasma. This device uses light-based technology to improve select regions of your skin without harming surrounding areas. This pinpoint precision makes the laser an excellent choice if you’re looking for transformative results.
How Do Fraxel® Laser Treatments Work?
Fraxel® laser treatments use the principle of selective photothermolysis. This process is light-based and targets different aspects of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars and pigmentation without harming surrounding areas. In just a few fast, easy treatment sessions, scars, lines, and discolored skin are much less visible, leaving behind smoother, more attractive skin. The damaged pigmented lesions slough off over the course of approximately one week.
What to Expect
During the treatment, a handpiece will be applied to your skin. This handpiece will create very small microthermal zones that penetrate your skin deeply. In response, your skin will repair itself by pushing out the old damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. Sessions take 20-25 minutes to perform. A series of 3-5 sessions spaced about 2-4 weeks apart are typically needed.
Fractional Laser Treatment Results
The results of a Fraxel® laser treatment are both immediate and progressive. After your visit, you may notice mild side effects such as itching, dryness, peeling, and skin bronzing. However, these concerns will resolve quickly, leaving your skin feeling radiant. In most cases, visible improvements in skin texture are seen around 2-3 months after completing your treatment course. Be sure to discuss the treatment and aftercare procedures during your consultation.
Schedule Fraxel® Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
Fraxel® laser treatments are a non-invasive means of getting the skin you deserve. These treatments can address a variety of aging signs and help you feel much younger. Get in touch with our team at McLean & Potomac Dermatology to learn more about this treatment.
Set up your consultation and try Fraxel® by calling us at (703) 356-5111.