The Fraxel® laser is a revolutionary tool that can be used to address a multitude of skin issues. While it is most often used on the face and neck, an increasing number of people are discovering what a difference the Fraxel® can make when it is applied to the chest, hands and other areas of the body. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers Fraxel® dual laser treatments for men and women in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Fraxel® Laser Treatment?
Lasers have been used by dermatologists for many years to treat a wide variety of conditions and disorders. Many of these laser treatments were effective, but they also tended to be invasive and painful. Patients frequently experienced considerable down time and had to cope with troubling side effects.
The advent of the Fraxel® laser changed all of that. This newer technology is more effective and precise, enabling doctors to target damaged skin cells.
Benefits of Fraxel® Laser Treatment
Our Fraxel® laser treatments help with:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Skin damage
How Does Fraxel® Laser Treatment Work?
The Fraxel® dual laser system causes a micro-injury to the damaged cells, and this process stimulates new cell growth. As the damage heals, the production of collagen accelerates, bringing new, healthy skin to the surface. The result is smooth, glowing, younger-looking skin.
What to Expect from Fraxel® Laser Treatment
The treatment begins with the application of a numbing cream, which may require as much as an hour to become fully activated. Your doctor will pass the laser over your skin, perhaps taking six or eight passes depending upon how your skin reacts. An assistant will administer cold air to the treated areas to make the process as comfortable as possible. Many people feel a burning sensation. However, since most treatments only last approximately 10 minutes, the procedure is typically well tolerated.
It’s not unusual to see treated skin that is pink and puffy for the rest of the day following the treatment. Your dermatologist will provide comprehensive skin care instructions for the next few days. Eventually, the outer surface of the skin dries and sloughs away, revealing fresh, bright skin underneath. Most people need a total of two or three treatments to achieve optimum results. More appointments may be necessary when correcting deeper scars or more severe pigmentation issues.
How Much Does Fraxel® Laser Treatment Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of Fraxel® dual laser treatments is based upon a personalized treatment plan that we develop during your consultation. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and financing options.
The Fraxel® laser is a revolutionary treatment that changes lives. If you’re dealing with acne scarring, melasma, wrinkles or age spots, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham today to learn more about what Fraxel® dual laser treatments can do for you.
*Individual results may vary.