Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
FRAXEL® laser resurfacing is a great way to accelerate the process of cellular regeneration within your skin to make it stronger, tighter, and smoother. At Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut, Dana Brownell, MD, and her team provide different levels of FRAXEL laser resurfacing to improve your skin according to its needs. To find out if you’re a good candidate for FRAXEL laser resurfacing, call Westport Medispa today.
FRAXEL Laser Resurfacing Q & A
What is FRAXEL® laser resurfacing?
FRAXEL laser resurfacing is a skin improvement procedure that corrects mild-to-moderate skin concerns and doesn’t compromise the health of your skin. The procedure uses a series of microscopic laser columns to penetrate energy deep into your skin and trigger your tissues’ natural repair process.
As you age, your skin loses two vital proteins for its structure: collagen and elastin. Collagen adds firmness to your skin while elastin preserves its tightness. The loss of these proteins results in wrinkles, lines, and sagging. The energy from the FRAXEL laser triggers collagen and elastin growth as part of the healing process.
Since the micro columns are so small, it doesn’t take a long time to heal from FRAXEL laser resurfacing. You can return to your regular routine in as little as several hours, but it might take up to a couple days.
What can FRAXEL laser resurfacing treat?
FRAXEL laser resurfacing treats numerous skin concerns associated with aging and the loss of collagen and elastin. By stimulating your skin’s healing process with FRAXEL, you can enjoy a significant reduction in:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
Once your skin heals from FRAXEL laser resurfacing, your skin is smoother on the surface and healthier on a cellular level. At Westport Medispa, Dr. Brownell and her team often use FRAXEL to treat skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What should I expect during my FRAXEL laser resurfacing procedure?
Before you get FRAXEL laser resurfacing for your skin, you should come to Westport Medispa for a quick consultation with Dr. Brownell and her team, so they can assess your skin. When it comes time for the procedure, she cleanses your skin thoroughly and applies an anesthetic ointment for numbness. It takes 60-90 minutes to take effect.
The FRAXEL laser procedure lasts for an average of 30 minutes as Dr. Brownell treats one small section of skin at a time. Once it’s over, your skin may be red with some swelling. Usually, this part of the healing process isn’t too uncomfortable and only lasts for two to three days.
For 3-14 days, your skin takes on a bronzed glow. Soon after, it begins to exfoliate itself, and you’ll notice some flaking as old, dead layers of cells shed away. You can conceal this flaking by using a moisturizer.
To find out more about the FRAXEL laser resurfacing treatment, call Westport Medispa today.
Our Medical Spa Services
Lasers, Botox, Dermal Fillers and Ultrasound devices, like a scalpel, are only a tool to be used while practicing an art. The results and risk of complications are directly dependent on the skill of the doctor using the tool.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE OPTIMIZATION
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
FRAXEL LASER RESURFACING
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
CELLFINA CELLULITE REDUCTION