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8 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
The questions I have for you are: 1. What were you trying to improve? 2. What skin type are you? 3. who did your treatment and what is their Board certification in? 4, Did the doctor do your treatment? 5. How many treatments did you have and which Fraxel was used? With this info I can help you. Thanks, Dr. Groff
Depending on your condition you're seeking to improve, Fraxel Restore may not be the right laser for you. Possibly you would have benefited by Fraxel Repair or Dual, or vice-versa. If you had Restore, you might not have had sufficient energy settings or not enough treatment. Improvement also occurs for six months after the treatment as more of your own collagen forms.
The Fraxel laser works by punching tiny holes in the skin, that with healing, leads to an improved cosmetic appearance. Fraxel laser requires requires multiple treatments. The number of treatments is determined both by the target goal as well as the settings of the laser. If the laser is used a low level, more sessions are needed, but there may be less down time. If it is used a higher setting, you may require fewer sessions, but the procedure is associated with...
The are many different potential answers to the question of why a particular laser "worked" for you or not. Below are a few. Practitioners must choose the correct patients for the correct lasers to get good outcomes. Practitioners must set realistic expectations to end up with satisfied patients. Lasers must be used specifically for the conditions they are designed to treat. Regarding the Fraxel laser treatment. We have found that most of our patients that have undergone Fraxel...
If you are having Fraxel laser for deep lines or perioral wrinkles around the mouth or acne scars, you will need a series of treatments. It depends on what condition you are treating and the settings that you are having and the energy used to treat the area. True collagen remodelling goes on for several months after the treatment.
This depends on several factors. If you only scheduled one treatment, this could be a cause of your dissatisfaction. Fraxel Re:store was created to be used over the course of several treatments for optimal results. Some patients are skeptical about needing upwards of three and four treatments, but this is very normal given the nature of the nonablative laser. Again, if you are unhappy with your results, I would consider a follow-up procedure or consulting a medical professional....
Fraxel laser treatments improve the skin's condition in everyone who is treated, but people see different degrees of results. The results you see will depend on multiple factors. You must consider your starting point and your expectations when thinking about whether Fraxel "worked" for you. Some of the important points to consider are: What exactly were you treating? Do you want an overall gentle smoothing and refreshing or do you have pitted acne scars or deep wrinkles? ...
It is tough to answer this question. Expectations must be in line with what the Fraxel can do. It is ideal for pigment, fine lines and photodamage as well as acne scars. Multiple treatments are necessary. Some conditions such as melasma may not respond. If Fraxel did not give satisfactory results you might consider a more aggressive laser such as Active Fx. If severe skin laxity is the problem then the appropriate procedure may in fact be a face lift....