What is Fraxel Laser Treatment?

The term Fraxel refers to the trademarked technology for the laser skin resurfacing device. With over a decade of treatments, Fraxel laser technology is proven to be a safe, non-invasive skin treatment that is commonly used to address skin problems like ageing, pigmentation, scarring and stretch marks. It also helps to remove years off your appearance, rejuvenate your skin naturally, tighten the skin and improve the texture, restoring your youthful glow and giving you a renewed sense of confidence.

What it treats?

Fraxel laser treatment smoothes out the creases and the pockets that cause wrinkles and scars as well as the textures of all skin types without making it looking fake or plastic and with very minimal time and without risks, side effects or prolonged downtime that usually accompanies other procedures.

Fraxel laser treatment is effective on

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • erasing effects of acne and other scarring
  • minimising the appearance of pigmentation or aged spots
  • healing dangerous skin damage as well as Actinic Keratosis (AK); a common pre-cancerous skin condition.

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How does Fraxel Laser treatment work?

Fraxel laser treatment pioneered fractional technology in which it treats only a fraction of the skin at any one time. The laser treatment produces thousands of microscopic imprints – each just one-tenth of the diameter of a hair follicle – to penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface, eliminating old and damaged skin cells as well as addressing imperfections. Fraxel laser treatment targets only the treatment zones; it leaves the skin surrounding it to remain intact and unaffected. The skin would repair itself by pushing out the older, controlled-damaged skin and replacing it with new skin. Through this precise and targeted process, Fraxel laser treatment would trigger the body’s natural healing process, which in turn accelerate and stimulate the production of the skin’s collagen, facilitating the process of replacing old, wrinkly or damaged skin with fresh, beautiful and healthy skin. Fraxel laser treatment is highly effective because of its deep cellular renewal process that reduces pore sizes and fine lines, resolves unwanted pigmentation and sun damaged skin as well as minimises scars and other skin imperfections.

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What to expect from Fraxel Laser treatment?

A typical Fraxel laser treatment session would usually last between 15 to 45 minutes. The Fraxel laser would heat up the skin and patients would feel heat and a prickly sensation. The intensity of the heat will depend on the Fraxel laser used and the aggressiveness of the treatment. A topical anaesthesia will be applied before Fraxel laser treatments to minimise discomfort to patients.

How many Fraxel Laser treatment would I need?

As Fraxel laser treatment works according to your body’s natural skin cells, it would usually take one to three weeks for the result to take effect. Although a course of three to five Fraxel laser treatments at two to four weeks intervals is recommended, patients are able to see the improvements on their skin after a single session. Most patients would be able to see the best results within the fifth session and the effects continue to improve over the course of a year. The exact number of sessions needed would also depend on the patient’s condition and should be discussed during the consultation.

Is Fraxel laser treatment safe?

With a track record of over a decade of treatments, Fraxel technology is highly safe and effective. However, as skin types, conditions and treatment plans may vary, some side effects are still possible.

Any side effects from Fraxel Laser treatment?

It is perfectly normal for patients to feel a “light sunburn” sensation immediately after a Fraxel laser treatment. As skin types, conditions and treatment plans may vary, the specifics of the treatment or side effects, if any, should be consulted with the physician beforehand.