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Fraxel – The Basics You Need To Know

Fraxel: the latest beauty innovation that you need to know if you want to stay young. It’s not surprising that a lot of people are considering it (even Kim Kardashian’s making regular trips for Fraxel fix). If this piqued your curiosity, read on this summary sheet on Fraxel.

Fraxel is another solution that you can consider if you want to repair various skin damage and imperfections for a smoother and radiant skin., which uses laser technology to stimulate collagen production and cell growth. To put it simply, Fraxel does gives your skin a second chance to look young once again.

Fraxel treatment utilizes fractional laser treatment which uses the energy to work painlessly underneath the epidermis on specific spots, causing minor and micro damage in order your body to start it’s healing mechanism by stimulating collagen and elastin productions which can last up to a year. The whole process takes not more than a couple of hours, with most time taken to prepare your skin prior treatment.

Causing ‘damage’ to the skin may not be your forte, but it’s worth to know that Fraxel has been approved by FDA and until now it’s been nothing but successful in treating aging, damaged skin. Plus Fraxel works well on various color and skin types, with different types of Fraxel are available to cater for different purposes.

Fraxel Repair uses a powerful laser (based on carbon dioxide) to provide extensive treatment to remove problematic surface cells, triggering collagen production, and tighten the skin, which can be beneficial if you have deep wrinkles, serious burns, or severe, deep set scars. Because of the intensive nature, only a  couple of sessions are needed to achieve the desired objective. Keep in mind though that it requires more downtime as long as five days.

On the other hand, Fraxel Restore is the milder version that uses a technology called Fractional Resurfacing, where only a part of your skin receives the laser light. The process focuses more on treating sun damaged skin  by working from the dermis layer, without completely destroying the cells. Because it’s not as extensive as Repair, only minimum downtime in needed, as short as a day.

The lightest version of Fraxel, Refine is considered to be the least invasive of all three kinds, and it’s more for regular skin maintenance, used to create a smoother, youthful looking skin.

Depending on the initial skin condition and the type of Fraxel used, the overall results varied greatly but you can expect quicker recovery if you take good care of your skin (particularly rich moisturizer and sunscreen) post op religiously and always follow the instructions before and after treatment as well.

Possibly you might be tempted to try out Fraxel by yourself. Why not have a talk with your dermatologist and see if Fraxel can give your skin a chance of rebirth.

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