Each day your skin is exposed to sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue and even life style factors such as smoking. All of this can dramatically affect your skin’s color, texture and tightness. Most importantly it can cause precancerous lesions, also known as Actinic Keratosis or AK.
Actinic Keratosis (AK)—which appears as red, scaly patches of skin on the face, lips, ears, forearms, scalp, neck and back of the hands—is the most common precancerous skin condition. Actinic Keratosis affects more than 10 million Americans and if left untreated can lead to skin cancer.
Fraxel Dual treatment is FDA approved to effectively remove AK. While traditional AK treatments such as surgery, freezing and dermabrasion are moderately effective, they have substantial side effects such as discomfort and prolonged recovery time. Fraxel treatments have shown successful both on and off the face including the arms, hands, forearms, scalp, neck, and even ears. Fraxel has been well tolerated by most all of our patients and offers the added benefit of stimulating your body’s natural production of collagen to heal the skin, tighten and tone the skin’s texture, and even prevent future damage. Fraxel Dual does all of this without surgery, complications or prolonged downtime.
Fraxel Laser treatment works by targeting aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin to expedite the body’s collagen remodeling. Since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, very rapid healing of the skin can occur.
Fraxel is also FDA approved for removing wrinkles around the eye, acne and surgical scars as well as age spots/sun spots, Melasma and skin resurfacing. If you would like to know more about how the treatment works and what to expect please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Licensed Aesthetician, Kira Fernandes.