With the holidays drawing near, your concerns about bringing your best face forward may also increase. Fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues may cause you to feel self-conscious during family gatherings, which are plenty around this time of year. To counter this effect, you often reach for makeup, which may not look its best on aging skin.

For you to relax during this special time, you may want to consider Fraxel® laser as a skin prep method. The laser can help your skin regain its youthful look with minimal downtime, allowing you to look glowy and fresh in family pictures. Fortunately, Dr. Ostad offers a wide range of Fraxel® laser treatments that can help you regain your confidence.

Choosing Among Different Types of Fraxel® Lasers

Fraxel® lasers can significantly improve the complexion of your skin and help you look more youthful. Should you decide (after a thorough consultation) that this is the treatment for you, Dr. Ostad can provide the following Fraxel® treatments:

1. Fraxel® CO2

The Fraxel® CO2 laser releases light at a 10,600 nm wavelength in short pulses, which aims to repair your skin and reduce various imperfections. The treatment is mostly effective at reducing damage caused by the sun, including wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. 

This procedure works with fractionated CO2 energy, which stimulates skin rejuvenation and cell turnover. Eventually, the dead and damaged skin will flake off, allowing the healthy layer beneath to emerge.

2. Fraxel® Restore 

Fraxel® Restore is a non-ablative treatment that uses fractional lasers to target a specific portion of your skin. The treatment uses a 1550 nm wavelength to heat your skin, stimulating collagen production. This can help improve your skin complexion while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Fraxel® Restore is a gentler version of this laser, as it merely heats the tissue, triggering your body’s natural healing response. The potential for downtime is minimal since Restore does not reach as deep into your skin.

3. Fraxel® DUAL

Fraxel® DUAL is a gentle yet powerful skin resurfacing treatment. The laser is non-ablative, which means that it doesn’t specifically remove skin layers. Instead, it triggers the fast cell turnover in your skin, offering great results with minimal downtime. 

Fraxel® DUAL differentiates itself from the other Fraxel® lasers through the fact that it uses two wavelengths: 1550 nm and 1927 nm. This can help you with hyperpigmentation, scars, and wrinkles.

Benefits of Fraxel® Laser

As a skin-resurfacing, non-ablative laser, Fraxel® can help reduce imperfections caused by aging or sun exposure, regardless of your skin color. Most Fraxel® lasers provide the following benefits:

  • Wrinkle Reduction

Fraxel® laser heats the top layer of your skin, triggering your skin’s natural collagen production. This typically helps smooth out your wrinkles and fine lines, offering a more youthful appearance.

  • Pigmentation Control

Pigmentation spots occur when you have epidermal cells on your top skin layers that contain excess melanin. Fraxel® laser can disrupt those cells, killing them and causing your body to quickly shed them. Within a few weeks after the treatment, the dead cells will be replaced by healthy ones underneath, evening out your skin tone.  

  • Reduction of Acne and Surgical Scars

Fraxel® uses laser technology to penetrate through the surface of your skin, creating micro-injuries. This will trigger collagen production, starting your body’s healing process once more. The process smoothes out the skin by allowing the improperly healed scar to heal once more correctly.

  • Skin Tightening

Sagging skin is a common occurrence as your body loses its ability to produce collagen. Fraxel® lasers can help resolve skin laxity issues by force-starting collagen and elastin production. This can reduce the appearance of jowls and other sagging issues, allowing you to achieve a younger, tighter appearance once the skin heals.  

Smooth Skin With Fraxel® Laser

No matter the type of Fraxel® laser that you choose, using it as a skin prep treatment can help you get ready for the holidays. Just make sure to set up the appointment ahead of time so that your skin has time to heal! Call Dr. Ariel Ostad and start your journey toward smooth skin!

For more information about Fraxel® treatments, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He can help you determine which type of Fraxel® laser works best for your skin. Alternatively, you can use the online contact form to book an appointment, and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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