Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Fraxel Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Fraxel can be used to fill wrinkles and fine lines for patients in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, liver spots, or sun damage. Clear Lake Dermatology offers this procedure, which can be performed in the office in a short amount of time.
This procedure involves a laser treatment that uses energy from a light source to rejuvenate the skin from within. When light energy penetrates the surface of the skin, it promotes collagen production, thereby helping diminish fine lines and wrinkles, which reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections.
Before beginning a Fraxel treatment, a technician will cleanse the face thoroughly and then apply a topical cream which contains a numbing agent. A cooling gel may also be applied to help counteract the effects of heat created by the laser beams. During the treatment, hundreds of tiny laser beams are delivered to deep layers of the skin. This heats up both the dermis and epidermis, which helps to stimulate collagen growth.
The result of Fraxel is an improved appearance that makes an individual look very natural. Others may notice this improvement, but they are typically unable to tell the individual has had a cosmetic procedure performed.
Even though numbing and cooling agents are administered, patients may still feel some pain and heat as a result of Fraxel; however, it is normally only mildly uncomfortable. Some redness and swelling may be present in the area after a Fraxel treatment, and patients can normally use a cold compress to help relieve these symptoms. Some flakiness of the skin may also occur for up to a week after having Fraxel performed. In rare cases, permanent scarring can result from this procedure.
Most patients need a series of treatments to obtain the maximum benefit from Fraxel.
Fraxel and Skin Cancer
Actinic keratosis is a small, rough, raised area found on the skin that has been in the sun for a long period of time and can turn into skin cancer. Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store laser treatments have been FDA-approved to treat actinic keratosis which may precede actual skin cancer. They are also approved and effective at treating sun damaged skin. The Fraxel treatments will have a positive effect on any sun damage and pre-cancerous skin lesions.