Laser skin treatment, such as Fraxel, is often referred to as a ‘non-ablative’ treatment by doctors. Fractional lasers are used to combat skin issues such as pigmentation, acne scarring and fine wrinkles. Usually this treatment is carried out every 3 – 8 weeks and around 3-5 treatments will be recommended.

As an expert provider of Fraxel in the UK, we know that many people do not know that much about laser skin treatments, therefore we’ve take a few of our frequently asked questions so that you can know more about the procedure and make an informed decision in regards to whether it is for you.

See the frequently asked questions below:

What is this Treatment For?

Fractional lasers such as Fraxel can tackle skin problems such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Facial aging (including neck and chest)
  • Mild acne scarring & surgical scar
  • Some cases of Melasma
  • Improve skin texture and tones
  • Reducing precancerious lesions as it replacing sun damaged skin

Fraxel is recommended for younger patients below the age of 50 who have mild to moderate skin conditions. We will always provide you with a consultation before recommending a skin care treatment for you.

How does Fraxel work?

Fraxel is a laser skin treatment; the laser will create very tiny but deep ‘microthermal’ zones in the skin; your skin will then repair these holes by replacing damaged skin with new skin. The laser process has been designed to trigger the human body’s natural process of healing; the production of collagen is accelerated therefore producing new healthy skin.

Does it hurt?

Generally, patients who undergo this treatment have described as a mild discomfort. This method of laser skin treatment is performed with minimal risk and have been trialled and tested thoroughly before being approved as a professional skin care treatment.

Are the results permanent?

Post-treatment you will need to ensure that you take care of your skin and protect it from the sun. Your skin will still age, however if you take good care of your skin then the results will last longer. You can protect your skin by:

  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Wear protective clothing when out in the sun
  • Avoid sun beds
  • Implant a healthy skin care routine

Can I go back to work straight after the treatment?

You will need to rest for the rest of the day post treatment, as you will need to care for the treated area. You should avoid exercise and swift movement immediately after treatment; usually you will need to be careful not to overexert yourself between 1 – 7 days after you have undergone laser skin treatments. Your doctor will provide you with advice and guidelines. It is recommended that you do not going swimming for 1 to 3 weeks after the treatment. Ensure that the treated area is protected if exposed to sunlight.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects include the following:

  • Temporary swelling
  • Redness
  • Crusting
  • Brown spots
  • itching

Occasionally patients may suffer from bruising or a blister – you will be advised on side effects during consultation.

Who can’t undergo this treatment?

Fraxel should not be used; in pregnancy, if you have a history of bleeding disorders, if you are using anticoagulants, or if any of your medication increases photosensitivity. Your doctor will advise you as part of the consultation.

What are the Benefits?

Fraxel is an effective laser treatment that can remove acne scarring and replace sun damaged skin with new skin with outstanding results. This treatment can be a huge confidence booster and replace damaged skin with new skin, making your skin much healthier.

At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic we provide a huge range of skin care treatments including Fraxel, Fraxel Lite, and Thermage in the UK. If you would like to book a consultation, please get in contact with us. We are more than happy to help and provide further information about our treatments as well as advice. As a well-respected clinic we are proud to provide all of our patients with an attractive, welcoming and hygienic clinic where you will feel completely at ease whatever procedure you are undergoing.

Call us now on 01481 736699 to speak to us today.