What is the Fraxel re:store?
Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousand of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin's surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel treatment stimulates the body's own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
Can the Fraxel re:store be a personalized treatment?
Yes. Your skin is unique and your genetic make-up, lifestyle and personal history all contribute to how your skin looks and feels. With Fraxel treatment, your aesthetician or physician can develop a treatment plan tailored to your skin's individual needs.
What are the benefits of Fraxel re:store?
Smoother fresher skin, improves tone and texture, reduces wrinkles around the eyes, and improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.
What percentage of my skin in going to be treated?
Fraxel treatments can target between approximately 5 and 50 percent of the skin's surface, leaving the remaining 50 to 95 percent available to quickly heal the treated areas. Since Fraxel treatment is so precise, it's safe and effective on delicate skin areas like neck, chest, and hands, in addition to the face.
When will I see results?
You can expect two levels of results, immediate and progressive. Immediately after the healing is complete, the surface of the skin will feel softer, look brighter, and tone will start to become more even. Progressive result will occur over the next three months as the deeper layers of skin continue to heal.
How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced out?
Everyone's skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just three to five sessions. They are usually spaced two to six weeks apart.
Does Fraxel re:store hurt?
Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having gotten to much sun. It usually disappears in one to three hours.
What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?
You will have some degree of redness and swelling. The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your particular healing characteristics. Other temporary side-effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling, or flaking and a bronzed appearance. You will be given specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment and how to minimize the side-effects.
What precautions should I take after the treatment and how long will they last?
Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you're healing for at least three months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun.
How long do the effects of Fraxel re:store last?
It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin?
Once your skin is restored, continue to protect it as described above. For conditions, such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. Your physician and/or aesthetician will specific advice on your individual needs.