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5 Reasons to Choose Fraxel for Your Complexion

5 Reasons to Choose Fraxel for Your Complexion

Protecting your skin from the sun, not smoking, and eating a balanced diet are some of the things you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh. However, genetics, time, and certain skin conditions may affect the look of your skin despite all your efforts.

With advances in cosmetic aesthetic treatments, you have many options to improve the look of your skin. At Associated Skin Care Specialists our team of board-certified dermatologists includes experts in cosmetic dermatology. Lasers are one of the treatments we offer to help you look and feel your best.

In this month’s blog, we want to talk about the innovative Fraxel® laser and why you should consider it for improving your complexion.

1. Minimal downtime

Fraxel laser treatment is a little different from traditional skin laser tools. The laser works by treating a fraction of the skin. Instead of delivering a single beam of light to the skin, the laser tool sends microscopic columns of light that penetrate deep into the skin, leaving the surrounding skin intact.

Because it causes minimal damage to the outer layer of the skin, healing is fast, and most people are back to their usual routines within a week.

2. Quick treatments

We customize treatment plans based on individual needs and goals, but most Fraxel appointments take an hour or less. 

Before we get started, we apply a numbing lotion to the skin to minimize discomfort. Then, we run the laser wand over specific areas of the face. You may feel some heat from the laser tool, but most people find the treatment tolerable. Total laser time takes about 20 minutes. 

3. Improved skin tone and texture

The Fraxel laser tool treats many skin concerns, improving tone and texture. We use it to:

The fractional laser heats the top and middle layers of your skin to get immediate and long-term results.

4. Immediate results 

One of the biggest benefits of the Fraxel laser is that you see improvements in your skin right away.

Immediately following treatment, your skin may swell and redden, then start flaking. These side effects resolve within a week, and you can use makeup to cover them. After the initial healing stage, you may notice a more even complexion and less noticeable lines and wrinkles.

5. Continued improvements 

You can expect continued improvements in the look of your skin over the next several weeks. Because the laser penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that give your skin its youthful strength and bounce. 

As the weeks pass, you should see improvements in skin smoothness, firmness, and radiance. Fine lines are less noticeable and areas of hyperpigmentation markedly improved.

You may need a series of Fraxel treatments to get the best results. Our dermatologist reviews the details at your initial consultation so you know what to expect. Results from treatment may last a year or longer. 

Are you ready to learn more about Fraxel and how it can improve your complexion? We offer laser treatments at our offices in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Maple Grove, Minnesota. We also have offices in Blaine, Coon Rapids, and Fridley, Minnesota, for dermatology care and an office in New Brighton, Minnesota, for clinical research. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dermatologists.

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