Is Fraxel Laser Therapy Worth It?

November 9, 2018
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Is fraxel laser therapy worth it?

The history of beauty and skin care surpasses that of the written word itself. Since the beginning of time people have sought ways to have clear, beautiful skin and control over the way their skin ages and reacts to the elements.

While many beauty trends have come and gone, the search for flawless and radiant skin continues. Prompting developments in skin care allowing patients to get the best of advanced skin care products and services. The Fiori Institute of Skin and Body prides itself in offering a vast array of skin care options dealing with all manner of skin problems. Fraxel laser is just one of these services offering anti-aging, complexion correction and scar minimisation.

What is fraxel laser?

Fraxel lasers are a type of laser skin resurfacing that target and correct one problem area sat a time leaving surrounding areas unaffected. Skin resurfacing generally treats large areas for example the full face, even areas on the face that do not require treatment. This increases not only the recovery site but also the recovery time.

There are different types of fraxel laser therapies which vary in depth, power, the size of the treatment area and how treatment is applied. These different types of fraxel laser therapy cater to different skin conditions and their severity allowing patients and their dermal therapist to personalise each treatment for optimal effects.

The benefits of fraxel laser

Fraxel laser is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic skin rejuvenating procedures. Even as a non-invasive procedure, fraxel laser can dramatically reduce common signs of aging; improving skin texture, stimulating natural collagen production and reducing pigmentation, removing age spots and the visibly repairing damaged skin.

Fraxel laser therapy is preferred to traditional ablative laser skin resurfacing as it avoids possibly damaging skin that does not need treatment by exposing it to treatment than can be overly harsh and cause hypopigmentation.

During fraxel laser therapy section of your skin can be treated with different intensities, types and application of the treatment to target specific skin conditions and treat them without causing damage or complication to areas of the skin that do not need that specific form of treatment.

The benefits of fraxel laser treatment are not limited to anti-ageing and include:

  • Sun spots or sun damage
  • Scaring especially caused by acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Treatment on the hands, neck and chest
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

These treatments are possible with minimal recovery time and minimal healing required. Because this procedure is non-surgical it can be used to enhance the results of surgical procedures. To create a timeline and find out how and when to use Fraxel laser therapy, book an appointment at Fiori Institute of Skin and Body.

 Side effects and contraindications

Although the treatment is carefully mitigated and you are in the hands of a experienced skin care professional, fraxel laser therapy does carry some risks which are linked to the resurfacing treatment as well as pre-existing skin conditions which may be aggravated by laser treatment.

  • Redness and swelling is a normal effect after the procedure and normally lasts a few days. However, when prolonged and accompanied by itching could be a sign of a pre-existing skin condition that has been aggravated.

Should this happen it is advisable to go back to your dermal therapist for assessments and medical advice on treatment.

  • Laser treatment can cause people with darker or tanned skin tonnes to temporarily become darker.

Is fraxel laser for you?

Fraxel laser treatment can be used to treat varying skin conditions relating to age, environmental damage and skin quality. This

makes the treatment desirable for most people as almost everyone has some type of skin condition they would like to get rid of.

However, the health of your skin at the time of treatment is important and you must be open and honest about your medical history.

Conditions which may exclude you from treatment are:

  • A compromised immune system
  • Active acne
  • Very dark skin
  • Skin that is prone to permanent scarring
  • Unrealistic expectations of the treatment
  • Taking or having taken acne medication in the last year

Fraxel laser therapy in Brisbane

The Fiori Institute of Skin and Body provides quality skin care procedures for local and traveling patients. Curating and mastering the best in cutting edge skin treatments to ensure that our patients are getting optimal professional care. This is all done in a calm, open and understanding environment where their expectations are appreciated and guided to create a shared vision of the best possible outcome.

Fraxel laser therapy is a popular skin care treatment. At Fiori Institute of Skin and Body, it is performed safely – minimising the risk of any side effects. We then guide our patients through an aftercare programme that will allow them to enjoy their results for a long time.

For more information on how Fraxel Laser therapy works contact us now.