- Because the Fraxel laser does damage your skin cells (in order for them to rejuvenate and improve your skin’s appearance), you need to be certain to clean all treated areas several times a day – two to five, according to plasticsurgery.org – with saline or diluted vinegar solution, depending on your surgeon’s …
Subsequently, Is Fraxel laser worth the money? Since the Fraxel laser promotes rapid cell turnover and collagen production, it works extremely well on dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles along with other skin conditions such as acne scars. The Fraxel laser is also an effective treatment for skin discoloration.
How painful is Fraxel? The ‘new’ Fraxel is not painful for most patients; a mild prickling sensation can be felt. We ensure patients are comfortable by applying a topical anaesthetic cream before the treatment and the machine now comes with a Zimmer device, which blows chilled air on the skin as the laser works, distracting nerve endings.
Yet, Is Fraxel or microneedling better? Both procedures inflict micro-injuries on the patients, forcing the body to produce collagen, a skin-repairing protein. Fraxel fractional lasers penetrate the skin more deeply than microneedling, making the Fraxel treatment better suited for patients with major skin issues and microneedling better for mild skin issues.
Which is better Fraxel or CO2 laser? Either laser can be used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, or texture. But Fractional CO2 is our first choice for sun damage, wrinkles, and texture while the Fraxel laser is our first choice for acne scars. These choices are purely based on which laser is more effective for each condition.
Can Fraxel make wrinkles worse?
It doesn’t improve red, and may make it slightly worse while it’s healing. It does not “tighten” skin. Not effective for deeper wrinkles, deeper acne or surgery related scars.
Does Fraxel get rid of wrinkles?
Fraxel is effective in treating: Fine lines & wrinkles (like crow’s feet and brow lines) Surface scarring (helps to erase effects of acne & other scarring) Pigmentation (diminishes the appearance of brown spots)
Will Fraxel remove brown spots?
Fraxel Laser is FDA approved to treat brown spots on the face and body, periorbital wrinkles, and melasma. It has also received FDA approval for skin resurfacing procedures, including photocoagulation of pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots and dyschromia (a disorder of pigmentation of skin or hair).