Many of us begin to notice one or more visible signs of ageing on our skin the older we become. Whether it comes in the form of wrinkles, age spots or sunken features, the natural ageing process is nondiscriminatory and affects us all. We often wish to take back those youthful qualities that were once present on our skin and recent innovations in cosmetic enhancements have given us the opportunity to do so. Anti-ageing creams, surgery, and injection therapy are all effective ways to eliminate signs of ageing and produce younger-looking skin. Laser therapy is another treatment option Dr Gerarchi offers that has proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and age spots, particularly with the use of Fraxel® laser technology. When it comes to reversing visible signs of ageing, treatment with the Fraxel® laser at The Face Institute can produce the results you are looking for.
What’s Causing Your Signs of Ageing?
Certain environmental factors and lifestyle habits will often cause us to look older over time. Exposure to the sun without proper protection, weight loss, smoking and more can all aid in sagging skin, the appearance of wrinkles and the inception of age spots. Additionally, the subcutaneous fat that is present within our skin during our youth tends to dissipate as we age, making our skin look sunken, worn and tired. When these conditions have impacted the skin to the point where you look older than you really are, then it is time to consider Fraxel® laser treatment.
How Is Fraxel® Laser Treatment Different?
When the effects of ageing begin to plague the skin, many individuals want a solution that creates natural-looking results. Additionally, they want a minimally invasive treatment that they can recover from easily. Although plastic surgery is very effective when it comes to helping you look younger, certain procedures involve invasive incisions and weeks of downtime. The technology used in Fraxel® laser treatment provides subtle results that enhance your skin naturally. No incisions are required and the treatment is so gentle that you can return to your daily routine almost immediately. Fraxel® laser treatment offers the same amount of penetration as many other ablative laser treatments but does so in a very gentle way, allowing you to receive vibrant results without any reclusive side effects.
Fraxel® treatment is effective when treating:
- Fine line wrinkles like brow lines and crow’s feet
- Damaged skin from frequent sun exposure
- Skin pigmentation from age spots, melanoma or other conditions
- Mild to moderate scarring from acne or other trauma
- Enlarged pores, redness or poor skin texture
Fraxel® laser treatment is also one of the few laser systems that can be used on various skin tones. Hundreds of thousands of patients—both men and women—have been treated with Fraxel® laser technology all with different skin types and textures but who all desired younger-looking skin. The laser technology penetrates the epidermis, causing it to peel and resurface with a newer, fresher layer of skin. Within the dermis, collagen is produced, which aids in the rejuvenation of dead skin cells. Essentially, the Fraxel® system catalyses your body’s natural healing agent and uses it to reduce the issues that are accelerating the ageing process. The Fraxel® laser is so precise that only the skin requiring treatment is targeted. The healthy skin on your body is not affected by laser treatment.
Your Treatment Session
Fraxel® laser treatment often begins with the examination of your skin to ensure it is healthy enough for laser therapy. It’s also important to discuss what imperfections you are looking to correct on your skin. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed every 2-4 weeks to achieve optimal results, but each session takes no more than 45 minutes to complete, making it an efficient treatment option that fits right into your daily schedule. Typically patients will begin to notice results after 1-5 sessions and experience very minimal discomfort during treatment and afterward. The best way to determine a number of treatment sessions for your skin is to schedule a consultation with a laser specialist who, after a thorough examination of your skin, can recommend the necessary amount of treatment. A consultation will also give you insight into the risks, recovery and price of your procedure.
If you receive Fraxel® laser treatment at The Face Institute our laser specialist will help you make an informed decision regarding whether laser therapy is right for you and you are free to ask any and all questions that you may have about your treatment options. Part of your comfort during any cosmetic procedure is understanding every aspect of your treatment, which is why the doctor and skin care specialist at TFI take the time to discuss the details of your procedure in full before the laser ever touches your skin.
Side Effects of Fraxel® Laser Treatment
The side effects of Fraxel® laser therapy are slight but can include blisters or burning on the treatment area. There is also the chance of skin discolouration occurring depending on the area being treated. Most of the side effects that patients experience subside within days of receiving treatment however if prolonged side effects occur, it’s important to contact your laser specialist at The Face Institute to be examined.
With Fraxel® laser therapy, you will not notice any drastic or intimidating changes to your skin; you will only look and feel younger. If you have questions about how Fraxel® laser technology can impact your skin or to schedule a consultation with our laser specialist, then contact The Face Institute on 02 9412 4599 today.