The heat of the summer is upon us once again and the sun’s harmful rays can do permanent damage to our skin. Using sun block to protect further skin degradation is a must but it will no longer cure uneven complexion and sunspots. This is where Fraxel Laser Resurfacing comes in. The Fraxel SR Laser is a pioneering dermatologic laser system that uses fractional resurfacing to rejuvenate the skin on the face and the neck. It can also be used to treat melasma, acne scars, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
In order to regain that even pigmentation and eliminate age and sun spots, Fraxel utilizes erbium laser energy – that delivers a treatment that is very safe and is non-ablative. Fraxel will also increase collagen production and improve skin texture.
The way the treatment works is by creating a controlled injury to specific target areas in the dermis, which is the skin layer beneath the epidermis or top most skin layer. By doing this, the epidermis or the surface layer of the skin is spared from any damage. The absorbed light energy in the dermis stimulates remodeling of the collagen and creates new skin protein in the process. The session will last about 30 minutes to an hour and best results will emerge after a series of treatments.
Skin damaged by prolonged exposure to sunlight is not the only condition that can be treated by laser resurfacing. Other skin problems that will benefit from Fraxel are rosacea, hyperpigmentation, liver spots, acne scars and minor surface irregularities. There are, however, minimal side effects that may arise from laser resurfacing. The skin may look sunburned after a treatment, but this is temporary and will subside after three days. Minimal skin redness may also occur for some but again, this will disappear and will only be noticeable for a few hours. There may be blisters, swelling, or mild pinkness resulting from the resurfacing but will also be transient.
So if you’ve been struggling with uneven skin tone and want to regain that healthy and radiant complexion even after extreme sun damage, Fraxel Laser Resurfacing at Beverly Hills 6750 may just be the answer for you.