Laser Resurfacing

In laser skin resurfacing a laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Often, the procedure is done in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.

FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT

What It Is & Why It’s Different

RELIANT FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT IS A BREAKTHROUGH AESTHETIC SOLUTION BASED ON A NEW SCIENCE OF "FRACTIONAL" SKIN REPAIR.

Fraxel Laser Treatment is a new category of anti-aging medicine that provides the positive results of new-generation skin resurfacing without the downtime and risks associated with traditional abrasive treatment methods.

  • The advanced Fraxel laser treats only a very small fraction of skin at a time without breaking the skin’s protective outer barrier. This is in contrast to traditional resurfacing techniques that remove the entire top layer of damaged skin and are associated with oozing, crusting and a lengthy recovery period.
  • This innovative approach repairs damaged skin by leaving each treatment area surrounded by healthy tissue, promoting rapid healing with minimal negative side effects and no lengthy downtime or need for general anesthesia.

What It Treats

STUDIES SHOW THAT FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT OFFERS MANY CLINICAL BENEFITS.

FLT is cleared by the FDA for skin resurfacing. Areas of improvement include:

  • Removes wrinkles around the eyes
  • Resurfaces face, neck, chest, and hands
  • Erases unwanted brown spots (melasma, sun spots, and age spots)
  • Smoothes acne scars and surgical scars

How It Works

FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT REPAIRS AGING AND SUN-DAMAGED SKIN – PIXEL BY PIXEL, SPOT BY SPOT.

Think of a digital photo that is comprised of thousands of pixels. Now, imagine damaged skin that is delicately repaired, pixel by pixel, spot by spot. That’s the principle behind Fraxel Laser Treatment.

  • The Fraxel laser passes through the top layer of skin like light through glass, reaching into the dermis below to create thousands of tiny, microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate the body’s own wound healing response, notably new collagen production and replacement of damaged skin surfaces with new epidermal skin.
  • The penetrating wavelengths of Fraxel Laser Treatment resurface damaged skin, reduce periorbital wrinkles and correct pigmented lesions such as age spots and sun spots as your skin gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher.
  • In contrast to non-ablative treatments, Fraxel Laser Treatment is like digital modification that rebuilds a picture, pixel by pixel, by creating new epidermal skin.

Why It Is Better

FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT PROVIDES PHYSICIANS A GENTLE AND INTELLIGENT TREATMENT APPROACH TO FAST, REMARKABLE RESULTS WITH MINIMAL DOWNTIME AND MAXIMUM SAFETY.

  • Similar to the technique of editing a digital photograph, Fraxel Laser Treatment works on thousands of areas of skin that are so tiny, they are invisible to the naked eye. Each microscopic treatment area remains surrounded by living tissue that is affected by the laser in a special way. Approximately 20 to 25 percent of total skin area is treated and destroyed in each treatment. The fact that the remaining 75 to 80 percent of the patient’s own untreated tissue is stimulated by the laser to rapidly repair the treated areas and produce the overall appearance of natural and healthy-looking skin is a novel treatment concept.
  • FLT also reaches deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen remodeling in the skin layers below. In this way, the body's natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections.

Top Attributes

FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT IS SAFE, SPEEDY AND WELL-TOLERATED.

It is performed using topical anesthesia in the doctor's office. A typical facial treatment is completed in about 30 minutes.

  • Results are predictable
  • Virtually every patient experiences noticeable cosmetic enhancement
  • Improvement is immediate with ongoing and cumulative positive changes

The Rewards

FRAXEL® LASER TREATMENT PROVIDES MANY PATIENT ADVANTAGES:

  • FLT offers a non-invasive solution for aging skin.
  • FLT does not require major downtime or recovery period.
  • FLT offers more dramatic results than those achieved with non-ablative techniques.
  • Results are typically achieved in an average of 3 to 5 treatment sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart.
  • FLT is discreet, providing a natural and younger looking appearance.