Natural aging processes and exposure to the sun, tobacco, or other environmental factors can dull your skin and cause wrinkles, fine lines, and aging spots. In the past, treating these issues involved painful procedures that required long healing periods. With the latest technologies such as Fraxel 1550 treatment, the Z team at EsthetixMD in Bend, OR can gently revitalize your skin and reduce the signs of aging with minimal downtime.
Fraxel 1550 is an FDA-approved treatment that uses a 1550 nm laser to resurface and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out . The Fraxel device breaks up the laser beams into many little points that are applied to your skin in a controlled manner. By doing this, the laser light is applied to only a fraction of your skin, rather than your entire skin surface, which allows your skin to rapidly heal and regenerate beautiful, radiant new skin cells. It is like a skin resurfacing procedure but done gently from the inside out. The end result is brighter, younger looking skin that has better skin tone and a minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fraxel 1550 is an effective treatment for irregularities in skin pigmentation, such as:
The Fraxel 1550 nm laser can more effectively break up these pigments than other superficial cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. This laser also helps improve the appearance of large pores and fine lines and can even help treat pre-cancerous skin growths.
The 1550 nm laser in Fraxel does the resurfacing work without taking off layers of your skin. This laser targets deeper wrinkles, scars from acne or accidents, and improves your skin’s texture. It also promotes your skin’s natural collagen production for long-lasting results that improve over time.
The Fraxel treatment typically takes about two hours from the time you arrive at the office. We use a topical anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable during the treatment, and then the clinician will use the Fraxel device on all of the areas of your face that will be treated, passing it over each location multiple times. The lasers from the device produce a heating effect, but at EsthetixMD we use cooling mechanisms to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature.
After your treatment, you may experience some mild redness, swelling, or peeling for up to a week. You can use high-quality mineral makeup during this time, and we recommend the use of a high SPF mineral sunscreen to prevent sun damage. Any hyperpigmented spots that were targeted will typically turn bronze first and then will fall off about three to four days after the procedure.
More than one treatment is usually needed to achieve the best results. If you are specifically targeting pigmentation issues in your skin, one to three treatments may be all that is needed and resurfacing of your skin may need between three to five treatments. Your aesthetician at EsthetixMD will perform an in-depth consultation to determine the best number of treatments for you based on your specific skin condition and desired end results.