Fraxel laser is a game-changing technology for restoring and rejuvenating your skin without the need for stitches, scalpels, or injections. The treatment is based on “fractional” skin repair, which is a method that creates micro-zones of injury to stimulate your body’s natural healing process and trigger collagen production. The result is deep dermal regeneration that will make your skin look so smooth and refreshed, everyone will think you just came back from a three-week vacation.
A Fresh Start for Your Skin
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is an FDA-cleared fractional laser technology that uses light energy to improve skin tone, texture, and appearance. It may be a great alternative for you if you want to look younger and more radiant without going through the downtime associated with ablative laser treatments.
The Fraxel laser can be used anywhere in the body, including sensitive areas like the face, neck, hands, and decolletage. It works by emitting thousands of microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep inside the skin to flush out dead or decaying cells and stimulate collagen production.
At Dr. Patty Miami, we’ve had great success using Fraxel laser for these and other skin concerns:
- Acne scars, particularly textured ones like icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars
- Other scars (surgical, injury)
- Enlarged pores
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
- Age and sunspots
- Freckles, pigmentation, and discoloration
- Hand rejuvenation
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Excellent dental care and outstanding customer service are not the only things that set us apart. At Dr. Patty Miami, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the mark to offer our clients an upscale, anxiety-free experience at every visit.
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Numbness can be limiting, affecting one’s speech, smile, and ability to drink after a visit. Dr. Patty’s reversal process allows clients to leave the dental boutique and carry on with their day as if nothing happened, so you don’t have to worry about canceling your engagements after your procedure.
The professionals at Dr. Patty Miami are committed to your health and wellness. That’s why we use lasers to offer a safe, anxiety-free dental experience without drills and scalpels. This innovative laser technology has several advantages, including minimal intervention and, in most cases, little-to-no anesthesia.
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How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works
In the context of cosmetic dermatology, a laser is a focused light beam that uses a singular wavelength to treat a flaw or lesion on the skin (think a sunspot or an acne scar).
The lasers used for skin resurfacing are known as ablative, or “wounding” lasers, because they remove the thin uppermost layer of the skin, called the epidermis. Striping this damaged or worn layer reveals the younger, brighter skin that’s sitting underneath. On the downside, traditional lasers are also invasive and require an extensive recovery period.
The innovative Fraxel laser delivers the same glow-boosting effects as ablative treatments with minimal downtime afterwards. You can get back to your regular activities just a day or two after Fraxel treatment thanks to its fractionated technology. Like the name suggests, fractional lasers only treat a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding intact. This expedites your body’s natural healing process, stimulates collagen growth, and promotes rapid recovery.
Fraxel is almost like a “magic eraser” for your skin. You will see a dramatic improvement in both radiance and texture immediately after treatment. And since it promotes collagen, your results will only keep improving with time.
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Am I a Candidate?
You may be a great candidate for Fraxel skin resurfacing if you want to achieve plump and smooth skin without surgical intervention. The treatment has been approved for a range of skin conditions, including acne scars and sun damage. It doesn’t have age, skin color, or skin type restrictions, and has a healing period of 1-3 days for most patients.
You should NOT get Fraxel treatments if you:
- Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are taking prescription acne medications (Accutane) or using retinoids
- Have a history of keloid formation or excessive scarring
- Have a current facial infection, open facial wounds, or active breakouts
Come and see for yourself why celebrities and influencers are calling the Fraxel laser a “magic eraser” for the skin! Call or schedule a consultation online at Dr. Patty Miami today.
FRAXEL LASER FAQS
How Do I Prepare for Fraxel Laser Treatment?
Before your procedure, you will meet one-on-one with a licensed Dr. Patty Miami skin specialist to discuss your concerns and determine whether Fraxel laser is appropriate for you. Then, your provider will thoroughly clean your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to the target area.
The procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes for the entire face and 30 minutes or longer for larger areas, like the arms or legs. However, we have to wait until the numbing cream kicks in before applying the lasers, which takes 45 minutes to an hour. All in all, you can expect each Fraxel laser session to last about 2 hours total.
What Happens During Fraxel Skin Resurfacing?
Fraxel laser treatment doesn’t hurt. But it doesn’t feel great, either. You may experience a burning or stinging sensation, which should be very tolerable with the topical anesthetic. Your provider will also use cold air during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Does It Hurt?
Immediately following your procedure, your skin will look and feel like you just had a bad sunburn. During the first two days, you can expect mild swelling, throbbing, and redness. Cool compresses and ice packs will help calm down your skin and reduce inflammation, but avoid hot showers, saunas, hot yoga, and intense exercise for at least 3 days or until your skin no longer feels tender.
Between days 3 to 5, your skin will start to peel. Resist the urge to pick the flakes and scales at all cost, as it may cause scarring and will lengthen the recovery process. Make sure you apply sunscreen every day, even if you are staying indoors. You’ll also want to avoid harsh products like scrubs and chemical peels for at least a week.
What’s the Recovery Like?
The benefits of Fraxel skin resurfacing can last for years. Because it stimulates collagen and elastin production, your skin will keep rejuvenating over the following months as the deeper layers continue healing.
With laser skin resurfacing, your skin will look softer, plumper, and more radiant. However, laser treatments don’t stop the natural aging process, so your skin will keep aging as the years go by. Depending on the extent of the correction, you may need up to five treatments to achieve your desired results. At Dr. Patty Miami, we space out Fraxel sessions 4 to 8 weeks apart to give your skin plenty of time to heal.
Are the Results Permanent?
Each Fraxel laser session costs between $1,200 to $1,800, depending on the size of the treatment area. Since it’s a cosmetic procedure, medical insurance doesn’t cover Fraxel treatments.
How Much Is Fraxel Laser Treatment in Miami?
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