Fraxel Laser Treatment – Skin rejuvenation that works
Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic doctor, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower, Berwick and Beaumaris Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2005, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More
With winter just around the corner it’s the perfect time to head into one of our clinics to repair sun damaged skin with laser treatment.
The Fraxel Laser Treatment offered in our clinics has two wavelengths each suited to the treatment of different skin conditions. The use of multiple wavelengths allows our doctors to cater the treatment to target your skin concerns specifically. The Fraxel Laser is used predominantly to treat acne scars, skin pigmentations (including Melasma), surgical or traumatic scars, sun spots and wrinkles. One of the key advantages provided by the dual laser is that it doesn’t remove the top layers of skin, instead it heats micro-columns of skin which induce new collagen production. This process minimises downtime. Importantly it is also suitable for all skin types.
Clinical studies suggest for most people maximum results are achieved in just 3-5 sessions, leaving patients with smoother, fresher looking skin. The Fraxel Laser treatment works to improve your skins tone and texture while reducing the effects of aging including those pesky wrinkles around the eyes. The appearance of scarring is also visibly improved.
Our doctors will assess your skin to determine what course your treatment will take. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions however more post treatment side effects result meaning a few days of social downtime will be in order. Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results with less pronounced side effects, although a few more treatment sessions are required to achieve desired results.
Post treatment you will have some degree of redness and swelling which usually persists for a few days and in more aggressive treatment can last longer. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking and a bronzed skin appearance. Our doctors will provide you with specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment and how to minimize the side effects.
Don’t just take our word for it, below is a recent patient of The Victorian Cosmetic Institute’s response after receiving the Fraxel Laser Treatment:
‘I suffer from Melasma which is a hormonal based pigmentation which mostly affects women. I had my first Fraxel treatment in early March and it was very red and very sore. Initially I thought it was the wrong for me however after 3-4 days my Melasma pigmentation had been halved. It was amazing, my skin was refined and it just glowed. What impressed me the most was that my Melasma was halved in colour. The nurses at The Victorian Cosmetic Institute cared for me so well that I’m actually looking forward to doing another base treatment. I didn’t expect much prior to having the treatment, but now I love it. The results are just phenomenal, I would highly recommend it.’