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Fraxel Treatment

You do a lot to look and feel great finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body. Yet, the effects of time (sun. pollution, stress and fatigue) can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel The solution is here - Fraxel® treatment.

How Fraxel® treatment works wonders
The technology behind Fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands 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.

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Your personalized Fraxel treatment plan

Your skin is unique - your genetic make-up, lifestyle and personal history ail contribute to how your skin looks and feels. With Fraxel treatment, Dr. Ostad can develop a treatment plan tailored to your skin's individual needs.

By design, Fraxel treatments can target between 5 and 35 percent of the skin's surface, leaving the remaining 65 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 the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face. You can expect two levels of results, immediate and progressive. Immediately after initial healing is complete, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and tone will start to become even. Progressive results occur over the next three to six months as the deeper layers of skin continue to heal.

Skin science that delivers dramatic results

Simply put, Fraxel treatment promotes your skin's own healing process, resisting in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance.
Depending on your skin, you can decide how you want to attain the remarkable results Fraxel treatment delivers. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and result in more post treatment side-effects - meaning a few days of social downtime. Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results, with a few more treatment sessions and less pronounced side-effects. For some types of skin and skin conditions, gentle and/or fewer treatments are best. Fraxel treatment was specifically engineered to give Dr. Ostad complete treatment control, based on your particular needs.

What are the benefits of Fraxel treatment?

┬• Smoother, fresher looking skin
┬• Improved tone and texture
┬• Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
┬• Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

Has Fraxel treatment received FDA-clearance?

The Fraxel laser has received FDA-clearance for treatment of the following:

┬• Wrinkles Around the Eye (periorbital wrinkles)
┬• Age and Sun Spots (pigmented lesions]
┬• Brown Spots / Pregnancy Mask (Melasma)
┬• Acne Scars and Surgical Scars
┬• Skin Resurfacing

How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

Everyone's skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just 3 to 5 sessions. They are usually spaced 2 to 6 weeks apart.

Does Fraxel treatment 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 too much sun. It usually disappears after 1 to 3 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 skin 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 treatment?

Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you're healing for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in sun.

How long do the effects of Fraxel treatment 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. Dr. Ostad will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.
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