Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing - Boston South Shore
Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing
Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa is pleased to be the only facility south of Boston to offer the Fraxel DUAL 1550 / 1927 laser system — the gold standard in non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing. Fraxel has received FDA clearance to treat:
- Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
- Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
- Actinic Keratoses (skin condition)
- Skin resurfacing
Fractional Skin Resurfacing with the Fraxel cosmetic laser targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the dermis to help encourage new collagen. The laser injurs only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. The Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
Fine lines around the eyes and mouth benefit most from this treatment but it can be used most anywhere. Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo can use it to benefit severe peri-oral lip lines in conjunction with Botox and Juvederm, as well as many other customized treatments.
What are fractional lasers? Dr. Christine DiEdwardo describes fractional lasers and both ablative and non-ablative treatments.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing Q&A
How does the Fraxel laser work?
The Fractional Skin Resurfacing laser is designed to target aging and sun damaged skin by zeroing in on damaged tissue. The laser creates an array of microchannels and each channel penetrates into the skin, far below the outer most epidermal layer of the skin. When the beam penetrates deep into the dermis layer of the skin, it eliminates the old pigmented cells. Surrounding each of these beams is healthy, unaffected tissue. The healthy surrounding tissue triggers the body's natural healing process, accelerating the production of collagen and the formation of new, tighter tissue to replace the skin's imperfections.
What are the benefits of Fraxel Skin Resurfacing?
The Fraxel Skin Resurfacing Laser provides similar results to ablative lasers, but provides the gentle benefits of the non-ablative treatments with minimal downtime. The revolutionary microchannel technology bypasses the outer layer of skin, allowing patients to apply makeup immediately following the session. Some patients are able to return to work or social obligations the same day as the treatment. Other people may require more time to heal, depending upon their skin condition and treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions will depend upon the condition treated. On average, an effective treatment regimen is three sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart. Depending on the severity of the condition being treated, it could take up to six treatments. Results are usually immediate and progressive. Over the course of two to three months, new collagen begins to form, creating healthy more youthful skin, with fewer wrinkles and a healthier glow.
How are the Fraxel treatments performed?
Safety goggles are worn by the patient and the nurse. Your care provider will treat one area at a time, cooling the area before moving onto the next section. Topical anesthetic is not required because of the unique sapphire cooling tip. The cooling tip helps control the temperature of the skin, making the treatment a comfortable experience. A treatment session may last just over an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
What should I expect after a Fractional Skin Resurfacing laser treatment?
For the first 24 hours after the treatment, your skin may feel like it is sunburned and it will appear slightly pink or red with some mild to moderate swelling. The redness will fade in a few hours. Using a moisturizer will help to reduce the flakiness. It is important to apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 and avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process.
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Fractional Skin Resurfacing with Fraxel
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