Fraxel re:store Dual Wavelength System uses a novel laser wavelength, that produces thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots which produce deep columns of treatment in your skin (known as microthermal zones), carefully eliminating old epidermal pigmented cells deep within the dermis. Every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, Fraxel laser treatment leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This unique “fractional” (or pixel-by-pixel) process allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, utilising the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy and tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
Fraxel Laser Treatment is performed using only topical anaesthesia in most cases. The treatment area will be thoroughly washed prior to the Fraxel procedure and a contact gel applied. The procedure (including the application of topical anaesthetic for an hour pre-treatment) typically takes between 2 hours.
Depending upon your specific needs most treatment regimes require three to five sessions to achieve the maximum result. Each treatment session targets between 15-20% of the skin’s surface and results are immediate and progressive. After your very first Fraxel session you will begin to feel the difference in your skin as it gradually becomes softer, smoother, tighter and fresher. Fine lines around your eyes, uneven colouring and the bronze spots caused by ageing and sun exposure will gradually fade. After several treatments, your skin will have a much more youthful and healthy glow with results that you can really see and feel. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about two to three months.