Freckles, sun damage, melasma, acne, and age spots typically add to the downtrodden feeling that comes along with the winter season. However at Westport MediSpa we give you the opportunity to look forward to the winter months with joy and excitement as “Fraxel Season” comes upon us. The “Fraxel Season” is an opportunity for your skin to recover from damage, freckles, melasma, and aging that is a direct cause of time spent in the sun. The winter months present the ideal opportunity for you to receive our Fraxel Treatment and experience a full, rejuvenating recovery before your skin is once again exposed to the harmful effects of the sun, during the spring and harsh summer months.
The process of a Fraxel Treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Dana Brownell, where she determines the best type of Fraxel laser treatment to best suit your skin specifically. Here at Westport MediSpa we take a comprehensive approach during this procedure. Our Fraxel Treatment is combined with a HydraFacial MD to provide the most efficient, effective, and corrective procedure we can. On the day of your treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly and then have a topical anesthetic ointment applied. It typically takes 40-60 minutes for the anesthetic to be fully effective, at this time the laser treatment begins. Using the face as an example, the laser treatment lasts about 15 minutes for the entire face. The healing process can begin with some redness, swelling, or a mild sunburn sensation, but with virtually no discomfort. The physical healing process that you see, is the result of your skin healing from the inside out. The skin will have a pinkish tone for a couple of days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing deeply, that dermal tissue is being repaired, and there is good blood circulation. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in two to three days. You may apply make-up or shave several days after treatment. This is followed by seven days of darkening and peeling of the treated area. New healthier epidermal skin begins to develop immediately. This skin rejuvenation process includes a two-step healing process (1) Bronzing: Your skin will have a bronze appearance that lasts anywhere from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level; and (2) Flaking: Your skin will naturally and vigorously exfoliate as the reorganized epidermal skin replaces dead tissue. Flaking is similar to that of a sunburn, but without the associated discomfort. Frequent moisturizer application will facilitate the healing process. Depending on your type of treatment, you can return to your regular routine in as little as a couple hours or up to a few days. Recovery will take anywhere from a couple of days for lighter resurfacing procedures to about a week for more intensive procedures.
Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment can restore your skin to its original natural glow by correcting moderate imperfections without impacting your daily routine, which actually leaves you with healthier skin at a cellular level. The Fraxel procedure effectively targets many different layers and aspects of the skin: the epidermis, dermis, collagen, and elastin. Fraxel penetrates the deeper levels of the skin and rebuilds from the inside out.
By only affecting a fraction of your skin at a time, your skin can heal much faster than if all of your skin was treated with an ablative laser procedure. The Fraxel laser stimulates a natural healing process within your body which targeting skin imperfections. Fraxel is not only effective not only on your face but on your neck, chest and hands for men and women of all ages. What sets Fraxel apart from other procedures is that it is a corrective and transformational experience. Clear and Brilliant is another procedure that we offer here at Westport MediSpa, while it is effective it typically takes about three to five treatments to achieve results as compared to the corrective producing treatment that is Fraxel, and also very successful as a maintenance procedure post Fraxel treatment.
Our Fraxel and HydraFacial procedure is one of the most effective, efficient and transforming combined treatments we provide. The Fraxel Season will leave you with more youthful, smoother, and healthier skin.