Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing Toronto, Canada
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About Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing
Discover the ability to gently but effectively remove the signs of aging and environmental damage with Fraxel®, a non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment that can help you look years younger. Fraxel® can correct wrinkles, pigmented lesions, melasma, acne scars and surgical scars as well as dramatically improve tone and texture. It is an FDA-cleared treatment that allows you to revitalize your complexion, making your skin look smoother, fresher and more youthful.
Fraxel® is able to treat a number of different skin problems. One of its most common uses is in reducing the appearance of scars (either from acne or physical trauma). Wrinkles and fine lines (even in sensitive areas like the skin that surrounds the eyes) can be treated through the system’s ability to promote collagen growth and the treatment also works to resolve tonal problems like age spots, uneven colouring, irregular pigmentation and more.
One of the main reasons that Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing is recommended for so many skin correct procedures is due to another of its primary benefits: an unparalleled level of accuracy that results in minimal pain and speedy recovery times. The advanced fractional photo thermolysis system is able to target only problem tissue without accidentally causing injury to the surrounding area. This means that a patients’ skin heals extremely quickly and allows them to return to their normal schedule soon after their procedure is completed.
Fraxel® Treatment at Skin Vitality
There’s no reason to be nervous about your upcoming Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing procedure, but it can help to know what to expect. The treatment itself is quick and almost entirely painless with minimal side effects but, regardless, going into the procedure with plenty of information is always a good idea.
On the day of your appointment you will arrive at the aesthetic medical practice you’ve chosen and be directed to the treatment area. A technician, nurse or doctor will use a laser hand-piece to prepare the treatment site. The clinic will also use a specialized cooling device on this area as well. The hand-piece mentioned before will then be applied, directing laser energy at the targeted skin.
The procedure itself is essentially painless. Patients will feel some gentle heat along with prickling while the lasers do their work. If sensitive areas of the face are being targeted, anesthetic drops or other topical numbing agents may be used in order to minimize any discomfort.
WHERE can Fraxel® be used?
Fraxel® can target a multitude of issues affecting the following areas:
The most common area to target is the face.
Fraxel® Pre and Post Treatment Skincare
The system is also ideal for preparing the skin for an aesthetic medical procedure, and assisting in recovery. Follow your customized system at home to address your unique complexion concerns or to complement your in-clinic chemical peel or laser skin treatment. To learn more about custom skincare solutions, visit our Customized Skincare section.
These products are available on our online boutique and can assist with your Fraxel® treatment. Please consult with your physician before using these products in combination with your Fraxel® treatment:
- Corrector 2
- Hexam Gentle Cleanser
- Sheer SPF30
- Sunscreen Lotion SPF30
Fraxel® Re:Pair vs Fraxel® Re:Store
There are two types of Fraxel® technologies. One is non-ablative and the other is ablative.
What is Ablative Fraxel®?
Ablative describes the surgical removal of tissue. Therefore, an ablative laser is one that removes the skin (and leaves open wounds). Fraxel Re:Pair is an ablative laser. Generally speaking, ablative lasers are used for complexion irregularities that require a more dramatic improvement. Due to its invasiveness, the recovery period may be lengthier.
What is Non-Ablative Fraxel®?
A non-ablative laser is one that does not remove tissue. It works by producing a wound healing response at the deeper layers of your skin, without breaking the skin itself. This stimulates collagen growth. Fraxel Re:Store is a non-ablative laser.
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How Does Fraxel® Laser work?
The success behind Fraxel® technology is the way in which the device works. The skin in a treated area is exposed to laser energy, but unlike other laser-based skin resurfacing treatments, Fraxel® delivers this energy as microscopic columns which penetrate deeply into the dermis and leave some tissue unaffected. As a result, only a fraction of skin tissue is exposed at any given time, and that is why healing and the recovery process are faster – because only the affected tissue needs to recover from treatment.
Fractional laser therapy is offered at many aesthetic medical practices under the trade name Fraxel®. Fraxel® leverages powerful and highly advanced technology that treats damaged or irregular skin through sophisticated lasers. This laser system (used in a procedure called fractional photo thermolysis) is able to penetrate deep into injured skin, replacing problem areas with new, healthy cells.
The end result of a Fraxel® treatment is total repair that is usually referred to as skin resurfacing. The Fractional photo thermolysis system sees thousands of extremely fine laser columns being aimed at a treatment area. These columns (each one is only the size of 1/10th of a hair follicle’s diameter) are targeted, with incredible precision, toward where they are needed most.
Fraxel® eliminates the damaged tissue responsible for skin problems and promotes natural growth processes in its place. Once the skin is able to function properly again patients experience a normalized and healthier-looking appearance.
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FAQ's About Fraxel®
Fraxel is an Health Canada approved laser device dermatologists use treat the signs of aging in the skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and sun damage (or age) spots. Fraxel is a non-invasive, microscopic laser that penetrates your skin to encourage new collagen and elastin growth. Unlike aggressive lasers, Fraxel is a non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment, which means it only targets a fraction of the skin at a time.
While the cost varies depending on what type of treatment and the number of sessions needed.
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On average, though, the results of a Fraxel treatment last at least a year, but it varies wildly from patient to patient. Fraxel can repair some of the damage to your skin from severe acne scars or surgical scars, but it may be necessary to have a regular follow-up procedure every few years, depending on the severity of the original condition.
The ‘new’ Fraxel is not painful for most patients; a mild prickling sensation can be felt. A numbing gel is applied to the treatment area, so that the procedure is as painless as possible. Fraxel manages to achieve great results without being ablative, so you don’t get the discomfort, persistent burning sensation, hot spots or ‘crispy’ skin some describe with other laser treatments.
A topical lidocaine cream is applied for an hour, so that the treatment area is numbed. Our technicians applies a wand to the area, controlling variables, such as the laser strength and how deep into the skin it penetrates, to tune the device precisely to their patients’ needs. The sensation varies from tiny princkling to hot.
During the first two days, you can expect redness, throbbing, and swelling (like a sunburn), then between days three to five, your skin will start to roughen up and peel. You need to wait 2-3 weeks between treatments. Fraxel treatments typically come in a series, so when you see results depends on the number of treatments.
The Fraxel DUAL procedure takes relatively quickly —about 15 to 25 minutes—but expect to factor in at least another 45 minutes for the topical anesthesia (numbing cream) to kick in before getting started.
All of your skin care products should be non-irritating and non-clogging for the first week or so after a Fraxel treatment. If your skin feels tight or itchy, apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer liberally, as many times as needed.