The occurrence of stretch marks is normally associated with parts of the body such as the torso, the buttocks and thighs. However, it can occur on any part of the body that has skin. The face is a particularly vulnerable area for formation of stretch marks. This occurs after rapid weight gain and weight loss. The prominent location of face stretch marks means that most people struggle to get rid of them.
Abnormal discoloration resulting from the presence of stretch marks is as a result of damage to skin cells damaged skin cells produce an epidermis that is different in color from the surrounding skin leading to a striated appearance. Fraxel laser uses laser energy to get rid of the damaged cells resulting in better rejuvenation of the skin.
Benefits of Fraxel Laser
Some of the benefits you are likely to derive from Fraxel laser procedures include:
About The Procedure
Fraxel laser is basically a therapy used to resurface the skin. Highly accurate beams of laser energy are directed towards the area of skin that has the discoloration. It penetrates to the deep layer of the skin and eliminates the damaged and old skin cells. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing capacity, since it forces the underlying tissue to release more skin-generating cells. The fact that these are young cells results in better looking skin later on.
Fraxel can be used to treat up to 50 percent of the skin surface in an area with a blemish. The remaining skin cells proliferate to replace the lost skin cells. The use of precision equipment ensures that the treatment can be used on delicate areas of the skin including the face and neck.
Two weeks after the treatment, the skin looks and feels softer and brighter, and the tone will be more even. With time, the skin tone become even more uniform as the skin layers continue to heal. This process takes three to six months. Fraxel can be used on all skin types and colors.
Fraxel Laser | FAQ
Will the treatment hurt?
Typically, a topical cream is used to numb the area to ensure that no pain is felt during the procedure. You may also be given oral painkillers an hour or so before the treatment to augment this. The area will feel warm for a few hours after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need multiple treatments to achieve the results you want. How many depends on your skin type and the nature of the blemishes. The cosmetologist will give you this information before commencing treatment.
How do I care for my skin after the procedure?
The use of sunscreen and moisturizer is important both immediately after the procedure as well as long afterwards to keep your skin healthy. Avoid using harsh products including scrubs, toners and bleaching creams.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Fraxel Laser Expert
If you have been having difficulties getting rid of facial stretch marks, consider consulting Dr. Fischer about the Fraxel laser treatment. He will be able to evaluate your skin and discuss the best option for you. Call our office to make an appointment today.