Technological advances have made laser skin treatments a serious solution for patients with fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation problems, enlarged pores, stretch marks, acne scars, and other types of scars.
Laser skin rejuvenation procedures like the Fraxel Laser can also treat many visible signs of aging on the skin’s surface, as well as some that develop beneath the skin.
Because laser skin treatments are capable of treating many different problems, they are often called laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, acne laser treatment, acne scars treatment, and laser scar treatment.
At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, our board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Heppe and Dr. Bautista, and board eligible Dr. Aflaki, use the Fraxel Laser for a variety of issues.
Laser Wrinkle Treatment
Laser resurfacing is highly effective in removing the top layers of the skin, evicting the fine lines and wrinkles that once lived there. Multiple sessions should be expected in order to stimulate new collagen production.
The new collagen tightens and tones, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Though many people are happy with the results, resurfacing doesn’t take the place of a facelift. If you have deep folds or a large number of wrinkles, a mini facelift or facelift may be your best option. Other procedures may also be desirable, such as blepharoplasty for the eyes and/or a neck lift for more extensive neck wrinkles.
If your lines and wrinkles are not numerous, the Fraxel® Laser may be the best decision you have ever made. It has been proven to effectively treat lines and wrinkles on the face, chest, neck, and hands. The Fraxel Laser can also improve the tone and texture of your skin.
For optimal results, you may also consider Dermal Fillers for some wrinkles and folds.
For people with lighter complexions, the Fraxel Laser can lighten dark spots on the skin. It works by attacking the darker pigment, which then develops into a flat scab that flakes away within a week or two.
Besides wrinkle treatments, the Fraxel Laser has been proven to effectively treat the following:
- Melasma (dark skin discoloration)
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Sun damaged skin
- Sun spots
- Age spots
Photodamage of non-facial areas of the neck, chest, and hands has also been treated safely and efficiently with the Fraxel Laser.
Scar Treatment, Enlarged Pores, and Stretch Mark Removal
Because the Fraxel Laser is a very versatile treatment that can alleviate a number of skin problems, it has also been proven effective in improving the appearance of the following:
- Acne scars
- Hypertropic scars
- Keloidal scars
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
What You Need to Know About Fraxel Laser Treatment
Studies have shown that most people respond well to a series of three to five treatment sessions at three to six week intervals.
One of the advantages of the Fraxel Laser is that recovery is easy and fast for most people. You can expect some redness after your treatment, but most people experience little discomfort and almost no down time.
With any laser treatment, it’s best to avoid sun exposure two weeks prior to treatment, during the course of treatment, and for as long as your doctor recommends after treatment is complete. Lasers react to pigment, and if your skin has excess pigment, you risk the potential for burns.
Fraxel Laser Before and After Photos
Check out our galleries for before and after photos of Fraxel Laser treatment performed at our fully accredited facility in Northern Virginia.
Learn more about the Fraxel Laser technology by reading our press release.
To find out about Fraxel Laser cost at Plastic Surgery of Fredericksburg, including discount pricing and promotions, visit our fees and financing page. We treat patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.
Find out how Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg can help you look younger and better. Contact us online to request a free consultation about Fraxel Laser treatment. Or call our office today for an appointment at (540) 371-7730.