The hope of turning back the clock on wrinkled, droopy skin sold a lot of cold cream and chin straps in your great-grandmother’s day. But Granny didn’t get much bang for her buck.
Nowadays, you have the opposite problem. Products from dermal fillers to lasers to oxygen-infused serums boast amazing results in their ads — and many of these treatments are scientifically proven to work.
But will they work well enough to get you the results you want? Or will they end up making you feel as frustrated as Granny did when she wiped the cold cream off her face?
Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center in New York City, world-renowned facial surgeon Dr. Elliott Rose has a high standard for the types of aesthetic improvements he offers his patients. As a reconstructive plastic surgeon who specializes in burn and scar treatment, Dr. Rose carefully selects all of his treatments for their long-term safety as well as immediate efficacy.
Dr. Rose uses the FraxelⓇ laser for improving skin quality because — unlike some other lasers — Fraxel repairs damaged skin without harming surrounding, healthy skin. His aim is not to give you a temporary and superficial improvement, but to boost the health of your skin for superior, long-lasting results.
Here’s why Dr. Rose considers Fraxel to be the best choice for skin rejuvenation:
Fraxel can be used as either an ablative (sloughs off the top layer of skin) or nonablative (doesn’t remove top layer) treatment. The two types of Fraxel can be combined, depending on your needs.
Dr. Rose uses Fraxel to improve:
Fraxel’s fractionated laser energy can also be used to treat almost any skin type. Dark skin can be toned and rejuvenated without the worry of hyper- or hypopigmentation.
Despite its high power and advanced technology, Fraxel doesn’t damage healthy skin and tissues that surround the treatment area. Other lasers use intense heat to indiscriminately vaporize the entire top layer of your skin, which can cause side effects, including pain and a deeply reddened face that can last for weeks.
Side effects are minimal with Fraxel. After your treatment, you may have a sensation that’s equivalent to a sunburn, but this should fade within days.
Fraxel works by selectively targeting areas of tissue damage with microscopic columns of fractionated laser light that reach deep into the layers of your skin while gently resurfacing your skin. The laser energy initiates a wound-healing process that prompts your skin to rebuild itself with newly formed collagen and elastin.
As your body’s natural collagen remodeling progresses over the next few weeks, wrinkles smooth out and your skin tightens. The disordered collagen in hypertrophic areas, such as burns and scars, is loosened and replaced with healthy collagen.
Fraxel treatments only take 30-60 minutes, depending on how large an area you want to treat. Ablative Fraxel has a downtime of only two weeks. Nonablative Fraxel has no downtime at all and can be performed during your lunch hour.
You may see a difference in your skin shortly after your treatment. Benefits also accumulate over the next weeks to months as your skin rejuvenates itself through collagen remodeling.
Even the highest grade medical skincare system that feeds your skin nutrients and antioxidants can’t make the kinds of changes that Fraxel can. Fraxel’s laser energy reaches deep into your skin to completely remodel it. Without looking fake or plastic-like, your skin will glow with health from the inside out.
Fraxel’s changes are significantly more dramatic than those you’d get with other treatments that stimulate wound healing. Chemical peels and intense pulsed light treatments can only create mild-to-moderate improvements in your skin quality.
Unlike injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators, Fraxel doesn’t have to be repeated every few months. Not only are Fraxel’s transformations more substantial than those obtained with dermal fillers, they can last for up to several years. Dr. Rose recommends touch-ups every year or two with nonablative Fraxel to maintain your benefits.
A Fraxel treatment today will give you better looking, healthier skin in weeks to months. Call Dr. Rose’s friendly team or book an appointment online for a Fraxel treatment today.