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How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatments work to improve skin tone and texture. The Fraxel Laser treatment is a fractional skin resurfacing system that produces thousands of tiny laser beams which penetrate deep into the dermis (skin). These laser beams penetrate the middle layer of skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of skin concerns like wrinkles and discolouration. However, results can vary and not all patients may see these results.
While this laser treatment is noninvasive and does not require surgery, it is still a serious procedure with potential risks. Performed under topical anaesthetic, this highly effective laser treatment is suitable for many skin types. While this treatment can help to improve the appearance of damaged and scarred skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, results can vary.
What skin conditions can a laser treatment improve?
- Acne Scars
- Age Spots
- Deep Lines & Wrinkles
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Lax & Sagging Skin
- Open Pores
- Skin Ageing
- Solar Keratosis
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Brown Spots
- Age Spots
Our clinic has been instrumental in pioneering laser treatments as a skin treatment. We were one of the first clinics in Australia to showcase this treatment, which can help address signs of ageing. As a result, we have considerable experience in using this laser technology for skin rejuvenation, though results can vary among individuals.
Who can benefit from a laser treatment?
Laser treatment can be beneficial for people who suffer from skin problems, although results can vary. It can help correct a range of issues that affect the surface layer of the skin. These include and are not limited to uneven skin colouring, brown spots from ageing and sun damage, extensive sun exposure, sunburn, acne scarring, fine wrinkles and surgical scars. Mothers who have stretch marks can also benefit from a fractional laser treatment.
The latest development in laser treatment is the dual laser, a serious procedure with potential risks. Two different wavelengths are exercised in a Fraxel dual laser treatment each with specific target areas. One treats surface scarring and pigmentation while the other is used for deeper scars and wrinkles. While there is the dual laser, there is also ablative laser treatment. This particular kind of laser treatment aims to remove the outer layer of skin while heating the underlayer to encourage the growth of collagen, though results can vary among individuals. Post-procedure, the treated area will appear smoother with tightened skin.
While laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment, there are some risks and side effects associated with any cosmetic surgery. These risks can affect anyone of any skin type.
Side Effects To Note:
- Redness of the skin. Post-treatment, you may experience some swelling in your skin, including itching and slight pain. These symptoms are part of the healing process and should be taken seriously.
- Infection. As with any cosmetic surgery, there can be a risk of infection. This risk can vary depending on individual factors such as skin type and reaction to medication used during the procedure.
- Burning Sensation. Some people may experience a burning sensation after a laser treatment. This is a normal part of the healing process, but it should be taken seriously and monitored closely.
Preparing for Fraxel Laser skin treatments
As you prepare for your Fraxel Laser treatment to address your scarring concerns, it pays to get a little preparation underway before your treatment commences to ensure you have a smooth and relaxing recovery without much fuss.
We recommend the following dos and don’ts before the treatment.
- It is important to discuss with your doctor any products you are currently using on your skin prior to treatment.
- Discuss with your doctor any lifestyle habits, such as smoking, that may affect your recovery time.
- Medical history. Inform us during your consultation of any medical history and existing ailments to ensure we provide you with the right medication for your treatment.
- Look after your skin. This means keeping out of the sun and avoiding any tanning whatsoever to reduce any sun damage before treatment. There is a higher risk of hyperpigmentation when treating tanned skin.
The procedure involves a period of topical numbing followed by the laser treatment. The exact duration can vary and will be discussed during your consultation.
The average recovery time after a Fraxel treatment varies among individuals, typically ranging from seven to ten days. Follow these important instructions during your recovery period to aid the healing process.
- Keep your head elevated with the use of a pillow, even when lying down to prevent swelling.
- For effective relief position a cool compress on the treated areas during the day.
- Stay hydrated. Drink lots of fluids and water post-treatment. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- It is so important to stay out of the sun. When using skincare products, use a non-comedogenic moisturiser and ensure sunscreen is a minimum SPF-30.
- A numbing cream can be applied to help manage swelling after the treatment. It’s common to experience redness, swelling, and flaking after the procedure, but the duration and intensity of these side effects can vary among individuals.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances, including the specific skin condition and the individual’s response to treatment. It is important to have a detailed consultation with a qualified professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
A no-obligation free consultation with one of our Cosmetic surgeons is essential so your skin can be examined and assessed for its suitability for Fraxel Laser treatment. Various factors will influence the number of treatments. From skin types to skin concerns and skin conditions, you can find out more with an in-depth consultation with our surgeon.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Fraxel Laser treatments can vary greatly depending on the specific treatment required and the areas being treated. In addition to the cost of the treatment itself, there may also be additional costs for consultations, aftercare, and any necessary follow-up treatments. It is important to discuss all potential costs during your consultation to ensure you have a clear understanding of the total cost of your treatment plan. Some people choose to only have a full-face Fraxel treatment while others have it done on their face, neck and chest. A detailed treatment plan that is tailored to your needs during the consultation process will include pricing options for your Fraxel treatment.
Why choose Me Clinic for your Fraxel Laser treatment?
Me Clinic has over 35 years of Cosmetic Medicine experience and has been at the forefront of implementing innovative treatments. Our team of cosmetic surgeons are highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing quality care.
We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before commencing any treatment. However, it’s important to understand that the outcomes of treatments can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances. Read our FAQs for more information or check out our client stories and be inspired to take the first step to a more beautiful you.