Zoom in on textured and uneven skin

Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we offer an impressive range of skin treatments, each tailored for different patients and their varying needs and wants. One of these professional treatments is Fraxel, a laser skin resurfacing method used to tackle uneven tone, acne scarring, and other skin imperfections.

Today, we’re putting Fraxel in the spotlight and highlighting everything you need to know to determine whether this treatment is suitable for you and your skin concerns.

What Is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a type of laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses fractional laser technology to improve the appearance of the skin. The treatment is designed to address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone and texture.

It is a popular cosmetic treatment option because it is minimally invasive and does not require surgery or injections, meaning there is next to no downtime.

At Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we have offered Fraxel in Jersey and Guernsey for many years, making our practitioners experts in the field. So, if you’re interested in receiving this treatment to help you achieve visibly younger and smoother-looking skin, read on to find out whether it’s right for you.

Before and after Fraxel on a woman's face

Who Is Fraxel For?

Fraxel skin resurfacing may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, consulting with a qualified medical professional, such as our award-winning and results-driven clinicians here at ASC, is important to determine whether Fraxel is the right treatment option for your specific needs and skin type. However, generally, here are some examples of types of people that Fraxel may be great for:

  • Those with sun damage. The sun’s harmful UV rays can cause hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots and age spots. When it comes to repairing sun damage, Fraxel is an excellent option.
  • Individuals with acne scarring. Fraxel helps treat acne scars by promoting collagen production and smoothing the skin’s texture.
  • Patients looking to reduce visible signs of ageing. Fine lines and wrinkles are part of the natural ageing process, but Fraxel helps to make these less noticeable by encouraging collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and promotes skin renewal.

What Happens During Fraxel?

Fraxel is a skin treatment that utilises two wavelengths to address both superficial and deep skin conditions, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The treatment involves microscopic laser columns that penetrate deeply into the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin fibres to replace damaged skin cells stimulating the body’s collagen production. Over time, the skin becomes smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking.

Before and after Fraxel on someone's hand

Since the laser only treats a small portion of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected, facilitating faster healing. In addition, the treatment is made more comfortable by using cold air on the skin throughout the procedure, and the entire process, which can cover a full face, can take as little as 20 minutes.

The Benefits of Fraxel

Fraxel is a revolutionary treatment that has an extensive list of benefits; let’s take a look.

  • It is used to treat anyone, regardless of gender or skin tone. An excellent advantage of Fraxel is that it doesn’t discriminate and has been proven to show excellent results on almost anybody. In addition, it can be tailored to each patient’s desired outcome due to its unique settings, and our professional medical practitioners will ensure you get the best results.’
  • The results provide smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. If you’re looking for a treatment to help reduce visible signs of ageing, give you an overall smoother appearance, and reduce uneven tone and texture, Fraxel is one of the best options.
  • The skin resurfacing treatment can be used alongside other cosmetic procedures. Due to the minimal downtime (which is a great advantage in itself), Fraxel can be used comfortably alongside anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers at the treating physician’s discretion.

Fraxel Aftercare

Fraxel treatments can vary in intensity, with more intense treatments typically producing more dramatic results but also requiring more downtime for recovery. Most people require multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired results.

Before and after Fraxel on a man's bald head

However, as mentioned, overall downtime is minimal. Straight after treatment, most patients will feel like they have a sunburn, but this typically diminishes in one to three hours. Once you leave your treatment, there are several things to consider to get the best results, such as:

  • Protecting your skin from the sun by shielding and wearing suitable SPF
  • Avoiding excessive sweating, whether from exercising or hot temperatures such as in a sauna
  • Keeping your skin clear and moisturised using gentle products
  • Staying hydrated

Remember, everyone’s recovery and healing process is different. So it is essential to talk with your dermatologist about a personalised aftercare plan to make sure you get the best possible results from your Fraxel treatment.

At ASC, we offer Fraxel in Guernsey and Jersey with our professional, experienced, results-driven clinicians. So, if you’re interested in this treatment, we would be more than happy to assist and provide the outstanding results your skin deserves. Get in touch today to enquire about your consultation and start your journey to clearer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.