Summer and sunshine can help you relax, but too much sun exposure can do significant damage to your skin. Did you know that only 10 percent of people use sunscreen on a daily basis? The rest are at the mercy of UV rays and natural skin deterioration.

A good way to prevent your skin from looking dull or damaged is to get the right treatment at the right moment. Fraxel® Restore is a good treatment choice for women and men who want to reduce the signs of aging. Let’s find out more about Fraxel® Restore and why it might be the right choice for you to reverse summer sun damage. 

What Is Fraxel® Restore?

The Fraxel® Restore laser is a revolutionary treatment used to treat scars, pigmentation, and signs of aging. It is a non-surgical procedure that creates small columns of thermal destruction on the top layer of the skin. This stimulates the growth of newer, healthy skin cells while replacing the old ones. 

Benefits of Fraxel® Restore Treatments

Undergoing the Fraxel® Restore treatment with Dr. Ariel Ostad helps with:

1. Wrinkles and Fine Lines

As time passes, both women and men alike are faced with an unavoidable process: aging. As you get older, your body stops producing as much collagen as it did during your youth. This process is further accelerated by long-term sun exposure, which breaks down your collagen fibers. This is why you tend to notice most fine lines and wrinkles after summer has passed. Fraxel® Restore can help trigger collagen production and reduce the damage caused by UV rays.

2. Excess Pigmentation

Your skin is prone to a lot of excess pigmentation, especially as summer comes to an end. Your tan may start to look patchy, sun spots may be all over your body, and the age spots may look even more pronounced now. Fraxel® Restore treatments can help break down the damaged skin layer, triggering new cell turnover to reduce uneven sun spots. 

3. Large Pores

Your skin produces more sebum during summer, which may potentially lead to large pores and acne breakouts. Depending on how big your pores are, they may not return to their initial size once summer ends. Fraxel® Restore can help reverse this effect and reduce your enlarged pores. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Fraxel® Restore?

Women and men who want to resurface their skin and improve its texture can be considered good candidates for the Fraxel® Restore procedure. If you have fine lines that you want to soften and an uneven skin tone that you want to balance, then you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad for a consultation. Many of these imperfections are caused by sun damage, which makes Fraxel® Restore a good post-summer procedure.

While the Fraxel® Restore laser aims to resurface the skin, you may not be a good candidate if you have an active breakout. Infections or open wounds can also take you off the candidates’ list. You must wait until any active wounds heal before getting the treatment. 

You should also know that your skin might be quite sensitive after the treatment. So, to reduce your discomfort, we recommend that you stop using retinoids for at least a month before the treatment.

Fraxel® Restore Can Fight Sun Damage 

The Fraxel® Restore treatment can help reduce summer sun damage and give your skin a refresh. You can say goodbye to sun spots, large pores, and fine lines, but you must first determine if you are a candidate for the procedure or not. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ariel Ostad and see if Fraxel® Restore suits your aesthetic needs.

For more information about Fraxel® Restore, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD, at 212-517-7900. He will offer you all the information that you need. Use the online contact form as well to set up an appointment at his practice in Manhattan.

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