Experiencing the benefits of Fraxel laser resurfacing is as easy as calling the Manhattan office of Dr. Ron Shelton
In the early days of cosmetic laser treatments, the CO2 laser was the standard of care. This ablative treatment is still used today, though developments in technology have made it possible for more men and women to address the signs of aging with non-ablative fractional resurfacing.
How fractional lasers work
Fractional laser resurfacing is non-invasive and very effective at rejuvenating skin that has been affected by stress, age, and the environment. The reason that Fraxel has become so popular is because its various lasers reach into the dermis, the deepest layer of skin cells, to achieve long lasting results with minimal, if any, downtime.
In general, fractional laser treatment is intended to target only a portion of the tissue in a problematic area such as the face. It reaches beneath the surface to remove damaged collagen from its starting point. This removal of deep, damaged collagen stimulates the production of healthy new collagen, which promotes accelerated healing.
Types of Fraxel
The Fraxel Restore laser treatment has been in use for a decade. This mild fractional treatment is suitable for most skin types and tones.
The Fraxel Repair laser treatment provides powerful anti-aging effects similar to the traditional CO2 laser but with less downtime for recovery.
The latest Fraxel technology directs two wavelengths of light at cells in the dermis. One results in skin tightening and the other reduces the appearance of pigmentation problems by treating the superficial layer of skin.
Fraxel fractional laser resurfacing performed in the office of Dr. Ron Shelton can be used to improve a number of concerns, including:
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and acne scarring as well as other types of scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose, sagging skin
- Hyperpigmentation such as melasma
- Sun damage
Clear and Brilliant
The Clear and Brilliant laser is an entry type of fractional laser which can help improve the skin’s tone, color and texture.
The Permea, is a Clear and Brilliant laser that helps improve photodamage and discoloration. It also helps topical medicines work better to help lighten discoloration and help other topical products be more effective in improving the results in photorejuvenation.