Spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen can significantly damage the skin. The sun’s harsh UV rays cause changes in the DNA that can trigger premature skin aging. So, after excessive sun exposure, you may notice wrinkles, sun spots, and other types of skin damage.
If you have sun-damaged skin, Fraxel laser therapy is an excellent option to restore the condition of your skin. This non-surgical treatment has been lauded by cosmetic professionals, celebrities, and patients for its powerful benefits for damaged skin.
How Does Fraxel Laser Therapy Work For Sun-Damaged Skin?
Fraxel laser therapy utilizes light energy to target many different types of skin damage, including sun-damaged skin. This treatment is customized to each patient’s unique needs, and Dr. Besnoff at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center will ensure that your goals are met.
The Fraxel laser works by making tiny microthermal zones in the deep layers of the skin. This triggers the skin’s healing process within each zone, allowing us to target the damaged skin without affecting the surrounding healthy skin. The skin replaces the damaged skin with new, healthy skin cells.
Fraxel also repairs sun-damaged skin by triggering the skin’s collagen production process. Collagen helps the skin heal and stay hydrated after sun exposure. With the additional collagen produced as a result of Fraxel laser therapy, the skin will become plumper, smoother, and healthier.
The Fraxel Treatment Process
Fraxel laser therapy takes just 15 to 45 minutes to administer, depending on the size of the treatment area. As the skin’s natural healing process goes into high gear, the appearance of the skin will improve 1 to 3 weeks following the treatment session. Additionally, patients can go back to their regular activities immediately after Fraxel laser therapy.
If you have sun-damaged skin, contact Ultimate Image Medical Center to learn if Fraxel laser therapy could be right for you.