"I sailed through my interview - looking refreshed after my treatments. The interviewer said he liked hiring younger people. As it turns out, I'm older than he is! Thank you! " Rebecca H, age 52, Fraxel and Dysport
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"The Fraxel Skin Laser is the only laser of it's kind. Patients experience a dramatic repair of Aging and Sun-damaged skin quickly and with little to no downtime. It's truly a major breakthrough in Laser Technology."
Learn about the new Fraxel CO2 resurfacing laser for correction of more profound sun damage and aging
"Younger Skin, Easier"
Fraxel Re:store - A Solution Laser
***Our Fraxel treatment specialist, Laura Reynolds, R.N. came to us after her role as a Western RegionalTrainer for Reliant Technologies. Her expertise has been invaluable to our patients who have the benefits of special experience levels. Request a call from Laura for a private phone comsultation.
Fraxel Web site - About Fraxel Laser Treatment for Acne Scars Fraxel uses novel technology to restore your skin one small area at a time instead of a complete removal of epidermal skin, Fraxel Skin Laser Treatment improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots, eliminating the need to use protective creams or gauzes. Your healing is complete in a few days with simple at-home care.
Turn Back the Clock on Aging
After your very first Fraxel Laser Treatment, you will begin to feel the difference in your skin, as it gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher. Fine lines around your eyes will noticeably fade. So will uneven coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure.
Fraxel for Sun Damage, Pigmentation and & Wrinkling
Fraxel Laser Treatment produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin, known as MicroThermal Zones. This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deeply into the dermis. Just as important, though, are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves untouched.
Patient Treatment Guide
Areas and Problems treated by Fraxel:
Fraxel for Acne Scars has become one of the most effective treatments available. By disrupting and re-organizing collagen, the skin surface is smoothed considerably. Acne scars, old and new, respond equally well. The new Fraxel re:store is especially adept at treating acne scars with minimal discomfort and maximum results.
Before starting treatment, Dr. Pilest will discuss which area(s) of your skin is appropriate for treatment, what kind of results you can expect, what to look for after treatment, and how often treatment will be scheduled. Because Fraxel™ Laser Treatment spares healthy tissue, it is effective even on delicate skin areas, such as the neck, chest and hands.
Preparing for Treatment
Fraxel Laser Treatments can be performed right in the Total Dermatology office using only topical anesthesia in most cases. Treatment is well tolerated and feels like a prickling sensation. The treatment area will be thoroughly washed prior to the procedure. then a layer of topical numbing gel is applied. Once the the numbing gel has taken effect, a clear gel is applied to the treatment area and your Fraxel Treatment begins. With the latest Roller Tips and sophisticated software, no blue dye is needed.
Dr. Pilest will glide the laser hand-piece across the area to be treated...face, neck, chest, hands or desired treatment location. A special cooling device will blow chilled air across the skin as it is being treated. As the hand-piece delivers the laser energy in tiny "dots", you will feel a heated prickling sensation and hear a sound from the machine that resembles radio static. In about 30 minutes, you're done.
What Happens After Treatment
You will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour and then virtually no discomfort. The skin will have a pinkish tone for five to seven days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing deeply, that dermal tissue is being repaired, and there is good blood circulation. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in two to three days.
You may apply make-up or shave soon after treatment.
Typically patients find they can go back to work soon after treatment or the next day. Some patients may wish to use the new Oxygenetix makeup instead of regular makeup for its special healing and camouflage properties.
New epidermal skin develops immediately, within 24 hours. This process of skin repair involves:
The Solta Fraxel Laser System is cleared by the FDA for dermatological procedures requiring the coagulation of soft tissue and for treatment of periorbital wrinkles and pigmented lesions.
Fraxel is often combined with the following Treatments:
Platelet Rich Plasma Serum - your own skin regeneration power
Thermage for tightening and firming skin and reducing wrinkles