WHAT MAKES FRAXEL LASER THERAPY SPECIAL?
Fraxel laser therapy is a procedure that resurfaces the patient’s skin and triggers the renewal of skin cells. It has been FDA-approved which makes it safe for treating various skin concerns. It provides numerous benefits and outstanding results.
It is non-invasive which means that no injections are necessary. This makes it very convenient because there are fewer side effects. The patient can achieve brilliant results after a single treatment session – the skin is brighter and youthful-looking immediately. It doesn’t require a long downtime and the patient can return to everyday activities right away. It is only a mildly uncomfortable treatment and most patients tolerate it quite well. It comes with a cooling system which significantly reduces the discomfort. The results are natural-looking and not overly dramatic. The signs of aging are greatly reduced and the skin is radiant and healthy-looking.
Fraxel laser therapy triggers collagen regeneration and the production of elastin without harming the skin’s top layer. It significantly smooths the skin, refreshes it and eliminates blemishes, all without a long recovery period and significant side effects. This treatment is as effective as more ablative skin resurfacing treatments.
WHAT DOES FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT REPRESENT?
The skin has three layers – the epidermis or surface layer, dermis or middle layer and subcutis or lower layer. The surface layer consists of melanocytes or the cells that produce pigment or skin color. The middle layer consists of collagen and elastin that give the skin its strength, elasticity and firmness. As the skin matures, the surface layer gets thinner and the blemishes become more visible. The collagen and elastin slowly get lost so aging signs like wrinkles and saggy skin are slowly formed.
Fractional Laser treatments provide brilliant results when addressing these skin concerns.
The Fractional Laser procedure represents a combination of non-ablative and ablative laser methods. Ablative lasers are used on the surface of the skin and non-ablative are used in the middle layer of the skin where there is an abundance of collagen. Fractional lasers are used on both the surface and the middle layer of the skin. It splits one laser beam into multiple tiny light beams or microthermal treatment zones. These zones expel old pigmented cells and also trigger the remodeling of collagen in the middle layer. With this method only targeted skin cells are treated while the surrounding ones are left undamaged. These surrounding healthy skin cells help with the healing of the treated skin cells. That’s the reason why fractional lasers offer faster results and shorter downtime because not all skin cells are affected by the laser.
Fractional lasers trigger the production of collagen and elastin and resurface the skin’s top layer for 20 or 30%. With each treatment, as the collagen gets remodeled, the skin becomes smoother, fresher and rejuvenated.
WHAT CAN FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT ADDRESS?
Fractional laser treatment is especially effective in treating:
- Wrinkles and fine lines such as crow’s feet or brow wrinkles
- Acne and other scars
- Pigmentation such as age or sun-spots and melasma
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
This treatment can be used on the face, neck, decolletage and neck. It is suitable for all skin types but the methods of application may vary depending on the patient’s skin concerns.
On the other hand, the treatment is not suitable for treating active acne, open wounds or infections.
WHAT FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT LUCIA CLINIC?
ALMA HYBRID LASER TREATMENT
Alma hybrid is an advanced scar treatment and skin rejuvenation procedure. It addresses skin concerns with three powerful energies united into one. It reduces downtime because each treatment can be fully controlled to suit each patient. The benefit of this laser treatment is that it combines ablative CO2 laser and non-ablative 1570nm laser. These two energies complement each other and bring exceptional results.
The treatment is safe for all skin types including dark ones.
It combines 3 important elements for skin resurfacing – ablation, stimulation of the new collagen and delivery of important skin products.
This laser treatment can target different ski issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretchmarks and dull-looking skin.
The results are visible after just 3 or 4sessions – the skin is much more improved, it is youthful-looking and the skin tone and texture are more even. The skin is smooth and radiant again.
Read more on Alma Hybrid for face and Alma Hybrid for body
SECRET ERBIUM LASER TREATMENT
Secret Erbium represents the latest generation of non-ablative lasers. It resurfaces the skin with minimal downtime. It is excellent for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, eliminating scars and stretchmarks and making the skin tone and texture more even. It also triggers collage production which is very beneficial for restructuring the underlying skin layers.
The treatment is gentle and safe for all skin types because it is precisely controlled. The laser light is delivered to the lower layers of the skin while the top layer is left unharmed.
After the treatment, the skin is firmer and youthful-looking.
The number of sessions depends on the patient’s specific skin concerns and his/her aesthetic goals and expectations. Usually, it is recommended to have 4 to 6 sessions to achieve the best results. The best results build over time and bring significant improvements to the patient’s skin.
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RF PIXEL LASER TREATMENT
RF Pixel is a groundbreaking treatment that combines different technologies for skin tightening and excess fat removal. It can improve facial contours with completely natural-looking results. It uses ultrasound and RF energy to remove acne and other scars, aging signs, stretchmarks, cellulite, large pores and fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce freckles, keratoses, deep furrows and broken capillaries. This laser therapy is effective in eliminating bacteria that cause acne breakouts and thus keeps the skin clear and healthy-looking.
RF Pixel laser treatment improves the structure of the skin in the deep and on the top layer of the skin. It stimulates the body’s own healing processes in a safe and effective way.
The heat, emitted from the laser, triggers gradual firming of the skin on the deeper layers but leaves the surface layer minimally disturbed. The facial and body contours become smoother and tighter.
The patients usually have 3 to 4 sessions when they start to notice improvements in their skin.
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IPIXEL LASER TREATMENTS
iPixel laser is an advanced treatment that brings brilliant results in skin resurfacing. It improves the appearance of the skin, provides long-lasting results and doesn’t cause much discomfort.
The treatment is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, age and sunspots, pigmentation and stretch marks. It can also be used to improve skin laxity and make the skin tone and texture more even.
iPixel Laser treatment triggers collagen production and makes the skin appear healthy, glowing and youthful.
The patients can see the results after 3 to 5sessions.
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CLEAR AND BRILLIANT LASER TREATMENT
Clear+Brilliant is a safe and gentle laser treatment that reduces aging signs, rejuvenates the skin and keeps the skin radiant and youthful. It is best used for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and large pores and for improving the skin texture and tone.
This treatment’s important benefit is that it increases skin permeability – the applied serums are quickly absorbed. This greatly increases the effectiveness of laser treatment. The serums accelerate the healing process and contribute to overall skin rejuvenation.
The number of treatment sessions depends on the severity of skin concerns. For some patients, one session can be enough for the removal of dead skin cells and brighter skin. Others may need more sessions if they wish to remove wrinkles or pigmentation. It all depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and expectations.
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BENEFITS OF FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT
Fractional laser treatments are an efficient and non-invasive alternative to more aggressive skin resurfacing procedures.
They improve the overall skin complexion and can address various skin concerns, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, make melasma and dark spots lighter in color and improve photodamaged skin. The treatments can reduce acne and other scars and minimize the pores.
Fractional laser treatments on the deeper layers of the skin trigger collagen and elastin production, which return the skin’s firmness and youthful-looking appearance.
The downtime is greatly reduced and the patients can resume their normal daily activities soon after the procedure. This is because Fractional laser targets only damaged skin cells and tissue and leaves the surrounding healthy tissue undamaged. The healthy skin cells speedup the healing of the wound.
One of the biggest advantages of Fractional laser treatments is that they can be used on all skin types.
Fraxel laser therapy is one of the most advanced non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments. It offers a lot of benefits to the patients, it doesn’t require a long downtime and can improve the skin in just one treatment session.