Fraxel - laser rejuvenation

All women of any age dream, secretly or openly, of clean, firm, radiant skin. Modern hardware cosmetology, which confidently displaces plastic surgery from the aesthetic services market, knows many ways to achieve this goal.

Fractional photothermolysis (Fraxel, "Fraxel") is one of the most popular and required methods of rejuvenating and improving the quality characteristics of the skin.

Fractional photothermolysis: the principle of action on the skin

Laser fractional photothermolysis was abbreviated as fraxel, according to the name of the device with which the procedure was originally performed ("Fraxel"). This equipment is relatively outdated - in current clinical practice, preference is given to more modern facilities with advanced parameters and programs (for example, the FraxisDUO laser).

The essence of fractional photothermolysis is in the fractional effect of a laser beam on the superficial layers of the skin. The beam, conducted through the epidermis, is broken into thousands of ultra-fine "beams" of different lengths. Their synergy makes it possible to partially destroy the cellular structures of the skin (up to 30%) at a depth of about 2 mm for subsequent regeneration and reorganization.

Fraxel stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, proteins responsible for the skin's elasticity and optimal contractility. Promotes the renewal of dermal / epidermal cells and tissue rejuvenation.

Most of the time, patients turn to Fraxel to smooth the tone and relief of facial skin, smooth fine wrinkles and tighten pores.

Fractional photothermolysis is atraumatic and intact - it does not expose the epidermis to burns.

Indications for fractional photothermolysis

The following indications are provided for the fractional photothermolysis procedure:

  • Decrease in skin tone and natural turgor;
  • The appearance of superficial wrinkles (imitation and mesh);
  • Loose skin in the area around the jaw;
  • Large pores;
  • Dull skin tone (gray or earthy) on the face;
  • Manifestations of dehydration of the skin (dryness, stiffness, scaling);
  • Postoperative and post-traumatic scars;
  • Post-acne congestion;
  • Hyperpigmentation (age spots, melasma, freckles).

Fraxel can be effective against stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs.

fractional laser skin rejuvenation procedure

Fraxel fractional photothermolysis has several varieties:

  • Fraxel Re: Store;
  • Fraxel Re: Store DUAL;
  • Fraxel Re: Great;
  • Fraxel Re: par.

Each of the procedures has certain features and characteristics. The choice of a specific method should be left to the beautician. Your doctor will decide which treatment option is right for you after a thorough diagnosis of your skin condition and analysis of existing problems.

Fractional Photothermolysis Effect

After completing a full course of fractional photothermolysis procedures, patients observe the following results:

  • Lightlifting effect on areas of the face with small manifestations of gravitational ptosis;
  • Uniform skin tone and micro-relief;
  • Smooth out fine wrinkles;
  • Increasing the skin's natural turgor;
  • Clarity of the oval of the face;
  • Improve complexion;
  • Lightening of age spots and freckles;
  • Elimination of scar defects;
  • Elimination of acne blemishes.

Fraxel has a cumulative effect, so for the best effect it is recommended to go through 5 to 10 procedures in one course. The result is noticeable in 1-2 sessions and lasts 2-3 years.

How is the procedure going?

Fractional photothermolysis follows the following protocol:

  • Diagnosis of the patient's skin condition + exclusion of contraindications to the procedure;
  • Cleaning the surface of the face;
  • Application of application anesthesia (applying cream with lidocaine);
  • Application of a gel or cream that optimizes the sensor's contact with the skin;
  • Performing horizontal or vertical movements of the sensor along the face (the area of each processed fraction is from 0. 5 to 2. 5 cm);
  • Completion of the procedure and removal of funds applied to the skin;
  • Application of calming mask or serum (optional).

After the procedure, you can go home. Fraxel does not require specific care and does not differ in long-term rehabilitation.

Benefits of fractional photothermolysis

Fraxel is famous for the following advantages:

  • Efficiency and quick start of results;
  • Versatility (the procedure is suitable for almost all skin types and all age characteristics);
  • Atraumatic (no burns and other unforeseen side effects);
  • Protection against infection;
  • Safety;
  • Minimum restrictions on the recovery period.

Despite these advantages, the fractional photothermolysis procedure still has some contraindications and limitations.

Contraindications for Fraksel

Fractional photothermolysis is contraindicated in:

  • Hormonal imbalance and any endocrine pathologies of a chronic nature;
  • Benign neoplasms;
  • Dermatological diseases (seborrhea, eczema, dermatoses / dermatitis, acute herpes);
  • Inflammation of the skin in the treatment area;
  • Oncological pathologies;
  • mental abnormalities;
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.

When deciding on choosing a particular procedure, trust your beautician. Only he can make the correct diagnosis of the skin and choose the most acceptable way to eliminate aesthetic imperfections.