Gorgeous skin is one of the hallmarks of youth, beauty, and health. But even with a healthy lifestyle and a committed skincare routine, surface imperfections can make you self-conscious about your complexion.
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation treatments as a non-invasive solution to a wide range of skin concerns. Customizable, convenient, and highly effective, Fraxel may be just what you need to improve the minor flaws in your complexion and restore your healthy, youthful appearance.
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing treats:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone and texture
The Fraxel laser can be used to address skin imperfections on the face, hands, neck, chest, back, arms, and legs.
What is laser skin rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation, also called laser skin resurfacing, is a procedure that utilizes laser technology to send short, concentrated beams of light into the treatment area to remove damaged skin and replace it with fresh, new skin. The process can be used to target small blemishes or scars, or to resurface the skin on the whole face.
In addition to removing the damaged skin cells, laser skin resurfacing also stimulates your body’s own production of collagen. This means not only does the procedure eliminate blemishes to reveal the fresh, undamaged skin beneath, but your results will also continue to improve in the months that follow. As the collagen thickens, it will restore elasticity to your skin, and give it a suppler, more youthful appearance and texture.
What to expect during and after the procedure
Before your procedure, you will be advised to stop taking certain supplements and medications for 10-14 days. These may include acne medications, vitamins, and over-the-counter products like aspirin and ibuprofen. You will also need to stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after your procedure. During your consultation, it’s important to be honest and thorough when discussing your smoking habits and the medications and supplements you take. This will help decrease the risk of breakouts, scarring, post-procedure bleeding, and other complications.
The heat from the laser does cause some pain and discomfort, but at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Dr. Parvin Mani will do everything possible to keep you comfortable. This will include numbing your skin with a topical anesthetic and using cool air during the procedure to counteract the heat of the laser. Depending on the size of the treatment area and your aesthetic goals, the procedure will take between 30 minutes and two hours.
After your procedure, you may experience a feeling similar to that of sunburn, but it should last only a few hours. Everyone’s skin and healing process is different, but some people experience side effects such as dry skin, itching, peeling or flaking, redness or swelling. Dr. Mani will give you clear instructions to help speed up the recovery process and optimize your results. These may include the use of ice packs and elevation of the treatment area to cool down your skin and minimize swelling. You will be advised to avoid sun exposure and skincare products that may irritate the skin. Dr. Mani will provide you with more specifics at the time of your procedure.
You can expect your skin to appear softer, smoother, and brighter immediately after the initial healing, but most people do require 3 to 5 Fraxel treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to get optimal results.
Benefits of Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation
The Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation procedure treats a range of skin concerns and improves a variety of minor flaws. The benefits include:
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Tighter skin
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Brighter complexion
- Decreased appearance of scars
- Smaller pores
- A more youthful appearance
Additional benefits of Fraxel laser skin resurfacing treatments include:
- Safe for all skin types and colors
- Quick and easy
- Minimal downtime
- Immediate and progressive results
- Can be combined with other treatments and cosmetic procedures
Your radiant and beautiful complexion starts here—with Dr. Parvin Mani
To ensure optimal results from your laser skin resurfacing treatment, it’s crucial to choose the right practitioner. San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic’s Dr. Parvin Mani is highly skilled and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic treatments and procedures, including Fraxel laser skin resurfacing. During your consultation, Dr. Mani will evaluate your skin, listen to your concerns, and customize a treatment plan designed to reveal your most radiant and beautiful complexion. For more information on Fraxel or any of our other services, or to schedule your free consultation, give us a call at (619) 583-7555 today.