Can you tell me why Fraxel goes deeper in your skin? How does it work?
How Does Fraxel Laser Treatment Work?
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How does Fraxel work?
The Fraxel laser works by producing fractional wounds in the skin that are separated by small islands of untreated normal skin. That is, only a fractional portion of the face is treated. That is why, for some Fraxel laser patients, multiple treatments are required. The depth of laser beam penetration into the skin is determined by the laser parameters as chosen by your physician.
The effective treatment regime for Fraxel is usually five to six sessions, spaced in an interval usually a couple of weeks to a month apart depending on what best meets your needs. By design, each treatment session targets between 15% to 20% of the skin's surface, depending on the clinical parameters selected. The depth and intensity is about 80% that of full laser resurfacing.
Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in six months. Collagen buildup continues after the the treatments are completed.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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