There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of aging skin. Likewise, there are treatment methods available to help counteract these effects. One such method is Fraxel® skin resurfacing.
If you have spots of pigmentation changes on your skin, one of the causes could be too much exposure to the sun over the years, especially if much of that time was spent without using sunscreen. If this is the case, Fraxel® skin resurfacing may be an option for you to have that youthful skin texture restored.
Skin resurfacing works by targeting some of the skin cells that are contributing to the things that make people look older. These skin cells are then replaced by new cells that grow in their place. These new cells will be healthier.
Traditional lasers involve the use of ablative treatments for the outer layers of the skin and non-ablative lasers for deeper tissue. The non-ablative treatments stimulate the growth of new collagen, which will give the skin a fuller look and eliminate many of the fine lines and wrinkles that come with age. As people age, the amount of collagen present in the skin decreases, because the body produces less of it.
Fraxel® skin resurfacing treatments use fractional lasers in which the beams are divided into many microscopic treatment zones that target very small areas at a time. The method was developed as a way of providing the best of both laser treatment methods so that patients can benefit from a technique that gives the greatest chances for successful treatment while minimizing downtime and recovery time.
In addition to treating areas of the skin that have been damaged by the sun, the method can help with the removal of acne scaring. This is a type of skin condition that has been caused by cystic acne, the most severe of the acne types. It can leave the skin pitted, a condition that will be permanent unless methods like Fraxel® skin resurfacing technology are used to make the scars go away.
It commonly takes a series of treatment sessions for optimal results; however, this varies from person to person. If you have been thinking about Fraxel® skin resurfacing and would like more information about how it can help you specifically, make an appointment at Breeze Laser Center in Orlando. That way, you can have all your questions answered before deciding on a treatment plan. Contact our office today to request a consultation.