Can fraxel restore tighten facial skin? How many treatments does one need to see results? How much down time?
Is Fraxel Restore Good for Facial Skin Tightening?
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Fraxel smooths texture and fine lines, but does not lift sagging skin
Fraxel re:store continues to "wow" patients with its success in improving photoaging of the skin with minimal social downtime (swelling for 1-3 days). It lightens dark spots, helps crows feet, improves fine lines, diminishes pore openings and helps acne scars. Best of all, it can be used on almost all skin types.
While many consider the improvement a "tightening" effect, it is really a smoothing effect. Volumetric filling and Thermage or Titan might be better non-surgical skin tightening devices.
Sagging is best treated surgically unless the patient is under 50; then fillers, Fraxel and/or Titan is better.
Ultherapy is better for skin tightening
Fraxel Restore works well for skin texture and tone. It does not lift or tighten in the same way as treatments like Ultherapy, which goes deeper to tighten the tissue underneath the skin.