WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM FRAXEL RE:STORE LASER TREATMENT?
The procedure promotes the skin’s natural healing process, minimizing healing time. A “fractional” therapy, Fraxel Laser Treatment isolates imperfections while leaving healthy tissue untouched. New, healthier tissue replaces the old, damaged cells, resulting in a smoother complexion, improved texture, and a more even skin tone.
DOWNTIME: Fraxel re:store downtime is approximately 2-3 days. In most cases, you will need about 3-4 treatments with Fraxel re:store.
PRE-TREATMENT PATIENT RECOMMENDATIONS
• Stop use of isotretinoin 6-12 months prior to treatment
• 2 weeks prior to treatment, Do not use:
– Retinols: Retin A®, Tazorac®, ‘anti-aging’ products
– Chemical peels, Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid,
– Tanning or sun exposure
– Complementary/supplementary non-ablative laser treatments (i.e. IPL, Hair Removal, etc.)
• Avoid 7-10 days prior to treatment of Waxing, Abrasive scrubs and Microdermabrasion
WHAT CAN I EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT?
In most cases, Fraxel Re:Store Laser Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per area.
Prior to treatment, Dr. Ray applies Numbing (Anesthetic) cream on the area after cleansing the skin.
After procedure, you experience redness and swelling (which usually resolves within 2-3 days) and dryness, so you should apply a moisturizer following treatment. It may seem like a mild sunburn sensation. The risks of infection or scarring are negligible. It is important to apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater twice daily, as well as to avoid direct sun exposure during the first few months following a Fraxel Re:Store Laser Treatment.
I’M INTERESTED! WHAT’S MY NEXT STEP?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for Fraxel Re:Store Laser Treatment and to learn more about the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ray and find out how Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment can help you.
To find out if Fraxel Laser is an option for you:
CONTRAINDICATIONS, FRAXEL LASER IS NOT RECOMMENDED:
• Isotretinoin or drugs in a similar class
• Predisposition to keloid formation or excessive scarring
• Pigmentation changes, skin indentations and textural changes following surgery
• Systemic steroids (e.g. prednisone, dexamethasone), which should be rigorously avoided prior to and throughout the course of treatment.
MAKE SURE YOU INFORM THE PHYSICIAN OF THE FOLLOWINGS:
- If you have tendency to develop post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
– Prophylactic bleaching regimen for skin types IV to VI for 4-6 weeks prior to first treatment
- Lesion suspicious for malignancy
- Active infection: bacterial, viral, fungal
- Active tanning, UV exposure
- Medication that can affect coagulation and predispose patients to petechiae
- Compromised ability to heal
- Topical retinoids or retinols
- History of cold sores or Prophylatic acyclovir regimen
- Pregnant or breast feeding