The technology behind Fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results that it delivers. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel Re:Fine treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic points along the surface of your skin using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface in order to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. The Fraxel Re:Fine system stimulates the body’s own natural healing process stimulating the renewal of damaged skin into fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
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Fraxel Re:Fine FAQ
How many of the Fraxel Re:Fine treatments is it going to take and how far apart are they going to be?
For the most effective results it is recommended to split the treatment into four to six sessions, spaced out at two to four week intervals. The end results, of course, will also depend on the condition of the skin itself. This is something that you and the physician will discuss during your consultation. The spacing could be further apart or grouped closer together, depending on certain factors that will need to be considered upon your initial visit. The results will be immediate with progression to optimal improvement taking place in as little as two to three months. The estimated time frame allows time for the healing process to be completed while the production of new collagen and elastic replaces the damaged tissues.
Are there any precautions to take after having a Fraxel Re:Fine treatment?
You will be given thorough instructions to follow on the care of wounds after each one of your treatments. Following these closely extremely important to the healing process. Following your treatment you will need to stay out of direct sunlight for at least three months. After the healing period is complete wearing sunscreen that has an SPF 30 or higher is strongly recommended. If sun exposure is unavoidable be sure to wear a brimmed hat in order to keep the sun off the face.
How long will the treatment be effective?
The effectiveness of this treatment will depend on many factors such as the condition of the skin and the how you care of your skin. After each treatment it is important to continue caring for the skin as mentioned above. After treatments the physician will give you advice on caring for your skin based on your specific needs.
What are the side effects and how much time will it take for them to go away?
Some of the most common side effects include: swelling, redness, minor itching, peeling, dry skin, a bronze skin color, and flaking. The swelling, if any, will disappear in only a few days and the redness will also disappear within the same time period. Another side effect (very rare) is scarring along with a limited risk of infection (hyper-pigmentation). The intensity of any side effects depend on individualized factors involved.
The length of these side effects will depend on factors such as your history of how fast you heal. The physician will provide instructions on how to minimize any side effects you may experience as well as what to expect. You can view our commitment to safety statement which gives the list of potential side effects.
Once I have had the Fraxel Re:Fine Treatment what should I expect?
Your skin is going to appear pinkish or red for the first twenty-four hours after having a treatment and might feel as though you have a sun burn. You will be able to wear face make-up to cover any pink or reddish coloring, as it fades during the following twenty-four hours. Each time you have a treatment performed your skin will bronze over. Much like a sunburn flakes so will your skin after the treatment, which means it is naturally exfoliating. A moisturizer to reduce the dry flakes is all you’ll need for this.
Is this treatment going to hurt?
Most of those who have had this treatment describe the sensation of being pricked while the treatment is being performed. Any discomfort is minimized with an anesthesia that is applied before the treatment begins and cold air is also used for purposes of comfort during the procedure. Afterwards patients have a feeling similar to that of having a sun burn which will diminish in two to three hours.
How do they perform the Fraxel Re:Fine treatments?
The first step to this procedure is to cleanse the area that is about to be treated. Next, approximately one hour prior to the treatment a topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the target area. For a full face treatment it will take around twenty to twenty-five minutes.
What kind of benefits will I get from the treatments?
The benefits include:
- Smoother skin
- Younger looking skin
- Improved skin tone
- Improved skin texture
- Reduction of fine lines found around the eyes
- Elimination of brown spots
- Refreshed appearance
How do the treatments work?
A microscopic laser is used to penetrate deep into your skin in order to increase the production of collagen by pin pointing sunspots, age spots, and fine lines. It stimulates the new growth of skin cells. Different than the IPL system (micro-dermal-abrasion) Fraxel Re:Fine treatments actually resurface the skin.
What is the cost of Fraxel Re:Fine treatments?
It will depend on the condition of the skin as well as the location and number of treatment areas. However, the cost in the United States will be between $750 and $1000 dollars for each treatment with the best benefits taking four to six treatments about two to four weeks apart.
Has the FDA gave the Fraxel Re:pair SST treatments a clearance?
Yes, the FDA has given the Fraxel Re:pair SST clearance for treatments on and off the face including:
- Pigmented lesions
- Fine lines
- Moderate and severe wrinkles
- Textural irregularities
- Furrows in lax skin
- Vascular dyschromia (Dermatological procedures requiring ablation (removal of)
- Coagulation of soft tissue
*Clinical trials are now being performed for atrophic scars and acne scars.