Fraxel Refine

Fraxel® Re:fine™

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Fraxel® re:fine is the next generation laser therapy treatment that offers an additional choice in non-invasive skin rejuvenation by combining a superficially absorbed laser wavelength with unique fractional technology. The Fraxel® re:fine is non-ablative so the stratum corneum remains intact and the fractionated heat of the laser causes thousands of wounded areas of tissue that is surrounded by untreated skin causing damaged tissue and pigment to be forced up to the surface. The damaged collagen is then replaced by healthier collagen and the untreated skin stimulates your body’s ability to rapidly heal itself. Fraxel® re:fine® provides safe, gentle resurfacing for patients in their 20s-30s who want to prevent or address the first signs of aging with minimal downtime and discomfort. By stimulating the growth of new collagen from the inside out, Fraxel re:fine® treatment can actually prevent fine lines from appearing helping prevent the signs of aging before they begin.

Fraxel® Re:fine Treats

Fraxel® re:fine® focuses on the treatment of skin issues that exist on the epidermal layer of your skin and it is FDA approved for the treatment of:

  • Pigmented lesions
  • Periorbital fine lines
  • Melasma
  • Skin texture
  • Skin discolorations
  • Skin tone
  • Overall skin rejuvenation
  • Minor skin damage
  • Brown spots
  • Pigmented birthmarks
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots

Fraxel® Re:fine Procedure

During your Fraxel® re:fine® procedure a topical anesthesia will be applied and patients describe a “prickling” sensation that is minimized with the use of cold air. Fraxel® re:fine® takes approximately 20-30 minutes for a full face treatment and depending on your individual skin conditions, 4-6 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks are typically required to achieve the best outcome. Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from the Fraxel® re:fine treatment and any swelling is minimal subsiding within two days. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement visible in 2-3 months, which allows for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace the damaged tissue. Following the guidelines set forth by Dr. V is essential for your skin to heal properly and you will be advised to wear a sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and avoid direct sun exposure for at least three months after your treatment. How long your results last depends on how you care for your skin and the advice Dr. V gives you will be based on your individual needs.

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