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Why Fraxel Laser Treatments are Good for Acne Scars

Feb 23, 2021

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Why Fraxel Laser Treatments are Good for Acne Scars

Fraxel lasers are non-ablative, meaning that they are less invasive than traditional lasers. They generate heat underneath the skin to improve control and avoid damaging the surface layer of the skin. Fraxel is currently the most advanced and trusted skin rejuvenation system. It boasts incredible benefits, including dramatic improvements to the quality of your skin.

Fraxel Laser for Acne Scars

Fraxel laser treatments are safe and non-invasive, making them ideal for complex skin concerns like acne scars. These treatments repair damaged skin with minimal downtime. They promote fast and natural healing for quick and comfortable results that are noticeable immediately. If you have acne scars, our Fraxel laser treatments will promote healthy, smooth skin so that you can move forward with a renewed sense of confidence and an incredible glow.

What Sets Fraxel Laser Treatments Apart

We mentioned earlier that Fraxel lasers are less invasive, causing less damage and boasting more benefits. But these aren’t the only reasons that Fraxel lasers are ideal for treating acne scars. Fraxel lasers are more effective than any topic treatments for acne scars because they can get deeper and closer to the root of the problem. Fraxel laser treatments allow us to go right to the source and break up the underlying scar tissue that is causing your textured acne scars. A simple cream, lotion, or ointment simply can’t provide the same results.

How Fraxel Lasers Work

The energy created and emitted from Fraxel lasers creates tiny targeted columns of thermal destruction. These columns get deep into the skin and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Swapping out old, damaged skin cells with healthy new ones is a major breakthrough in the world of skincare.

With tiny and highly effective microscopic beams, our laser treatments work from the inside out, promoting skin turnover and collagen production. Rather than using concerning chemicals or damaging home treatments, we use our Fraxel laser treatments to boost the body’s natural healing process.

The General Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatments

There are many different benefits to using Fraxel laser treatments to improve your skin. Whether you have acne scars or another concern you are looking to correct, our Fraxel laser treatments will:

· Improve the texture, tone, and pore size of your skin

· Remove unwanted brown spots

· Smooth the wrinkles around your eyes

· Reduce and improve the appearance of pesky acne scars

· Rejuvenate the skin on your neck, chest, or hands

Other Conditions You Can Treat with Fraxel Laser Treatments

Unlike some of the more intensive laser treatments, Fraxel laser treatments are safe, effective, and FDA-approved. This makes them the ideal solution for not only acne scars and general skin improvements, but a variety of other skin conditions, too. Use our Fraxel laser treatments to improve wrinkles, age or sun spots, irregular skin texture, other types of scars, fine lines, discoloration, oversized pores, and stretch marks. As we work, you can watch your skin become smoother, fresher, and healthier. These laser treatments can be used on the face, neck, chest, or hands.

How Long do Fraxel Laser Treatments Take?

These revolutionary skin-boosting treatments happen relatively quickly. The treatment itself takes an average of 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment, treatment area, and other individual factors. But we like to give our topical numbing cream enough time to kick in before we start, so expect to spend about an hour in our office. 

Most individuals who receive Fraxel laser treatments meet their skin goals with two to four visits. For acne scar treatments, these visits often occur a few weeks apart. The same is true for wrinkle-based treatments. For others, the time between sessions might be longer. The results begin to show immediately, but it may take a couple of months to reach optimal improvement.

What Should I Expect Between Treatments?

Most people who receive Fraxel laser treatments compare the post-treatment sensation to something like a mild sunburn. This usually lasts for about an hour, followed by minimal discomfort. Your skin may swell a bit as well, but this usually resolves within the first three days after your treatment. Your skin will have a pinkish tone to it for up to one week.

Depending on your skin condition, treatment area, and comfort level, you may be able to return to routine activities like work and social gatherings the same day. During our consultation, we will evaluate your skin to help you determine what the likely outcome will be. Your skin will start to repair itself with 24 hours, and as it does, you will likely experience some bronzing and flaking.

These changes are completely normal and can be combatted with rinsing and regular use of moisturizer. You should also apply sunscreen at least twice per day to protect your skin from sun damage as it works to repair itself. These minor inconveniences will quickly make way for long-term benefits, changes, and a healthy, youthful glow.

Are the Laser Treatments Right for My Acne Scars?

Because it is safe and FDA-approved, Fraxel laser therapy is ideal for almost any skin type. But some conditions may make a candidate less-than-ideal. We may warn against Fraxel laser treatments if you have active acne, rather than acne scars. If your skin is particularly sensitive and prone to scarring, this might be another concern. Individuals with autoimmune diseases or otherwise weakened immune systems are typically not eligible.

These few limitations aside, most people are eligible for Fraxel laser treatments. During your consultation, we will dig deeper into the details. We will discuss with you: 

· The benefits

· Potential risks

· Your expectations for the outcome of your treatments

· Your relevant medical history

We will also conduct a brief physical exam before using all of this collective information to determine what the best treatment options are for you.

Fraxel Laser Treatments at Vitalize MD

The treatments are fast, safe, and effective. For acne scars and several other skin conditions, this is the best available treatment option. Why wait another day to restore your skin and your confidence to their optimal levels? The sooner you start, the sooner you can experience the healthy, smooth, glowing skin you’ve been dreaming about! Call us today, or fill out our convenient appointment request form to get started.