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Fraxel laser therapy is a skin resurfacing treatment that promotes collagen production using microscopic lasers. You can benefit from Fraxel New York laser therapy if you have skin concerns like scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. The procedure is noninvasive and requires little to no downtime.

What does the procedure involve?

Your dermatologist will give you the procedure details and instructions on how to prepare for it. Once in your doctor’s office, they will apply a numbing cream to eliminate discomfort. Next, your dermatologist will direct microscopic lasers to the affected areas using a special device.

Since the process works on specific portions at a time, it will not damage any surrounding tissue. As your specialist works on your skin, the device will direct a cold air stream to cool down your skin.

The benefits of a Fraxel treatment

Fraxel laser treatment benefits someone who wants a noninvasive treatment with a brief recovery period. It will work on your fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, skin texture, and pigmentation. The process takes about 25 minutes for a session, and although you might start to see results after a single treatment, you might require up to five treatments for optimal results.

The following are benefits you can receive from the treatment.

Surface scarring

If you have scars from surgery or acne, you can benefit from the Fraxel laser treatment. Your specialist will discuss with you the number of treatments you will need.

Fine lines and wrinkles

Repetitive movements such as smiling or squinting can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. The Fraxel Dual laser system can help erase the fine lines and give you smooth skin.

Hyperpigmentation

Your skin tone and texture can be uneven, affecting your confidence and self-esteem. Your dermatologist can use laser therapy to remove age spots and ensure you have a uniform skin tone.

Sun damage

If you walk outdoors without sunscreen or a hat for protection from the sun, your skin might suffer. Your specialist will treat your skin and encourage you to use appropriate skin care products.  

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a skin condition caused by repetitive sun exposure causing rough patches that turn into lesions with time. Your dermatologist will remove the scaly patches because they might turn cancerous with time.

Recovery

Your skin might have a burning sensation a couple of hours after the treatment. Although this should not worry you, expect redness and swelling in the treated areas. Your skin will roughen up and start to peel after a week to reveal a skin layer that is soft and smooth.

Avoid touching the treated areas unnecessarily. If you have flakes, don’t be tempted to scrape them off or remove them. Let your body do the work. Ask your doctor about appropriate skincare products.

If you have skin concerns and don’t want to undergo invasive procedures like surgery, visit Manhattan Dermatology for a Fraxel laser treatment. You will meet qualified and friendly specialists ready to offer customized treatment depending on your condition. Call or schedule an appointment online and enjoy youthful-looking skin.