The Fraxel Laser treatment in Vancouver is used for a variety of conditions from sun damage, brown spots, pigmentation, freckles, stretch marks to acne and acne scarring.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Patients, One Proven Technology.
In the decade since Fraxel first pioneered true fractional laser technology, physicians around the world have treated more than 800,000 patients. That’s nearly a million treatments for women and men of all ethnicities, each with their own reasons for wanting to look and feel younger.
How Fraxel Fits
Fraxel is for people who want to look good – and want real results – but don’t want the overly change or extended downtimes that comes with surgery. Fraxel fits into any lifestyle and your current beauty regimen:
- Non-invasive, clinically proven to be safe, easily managed into your routine
- Real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams
- Simple, effective treatment that really reverses signs of aging
To see if the Fraxel laser for acne, acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles is right for you book your assessment with Dr. Shah at our Surrey (Greater Vancouver) Laser Clinic today by calling 604 580 2464 or use the email form above to contact us.
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The Fraxel Laser is a newer approach to treating aging, sun damaged skin and especially as a treatment for acne, acne scars and stretchmarks. The Fraxel Laser works by giving you the results from a resurfacing laser but with little or no downtime.
The Fraxel Laser works by creating tiny microscopic dots in the skin. Areas of unaffected skin surround each treated area. These treated areas called microthermal zones, stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen in the dermis layer of the skin. The remaining healthy skin promotes rapid healing of the skin. The Fraxel laser only treats about 20% of the skin at a given time and so multiple treatments are required but each treatment does not require the amount of downtime with a traditional resurfacing laser such as CO2 surfacing.
Since Fraxel laser treatments are done as a series and typically require 4 to 6 treatments 3-4 weeks apart you may not notice the results of the Fraxel treatment immediately. You will start to see an improvement within a month or so and the results will continue to build over time for 3 to 6 months.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to a treatment with the Fraxel Laser. Several passes are done over the treatment area, whether it is for acne scars or stretch marks or pigmentation.
The Fraxel Laser procedure takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
The skin may be red and swollen for a day or so but make up can be applied and men can shave. The skin can appear tanned or bronzed for a few days and flaking of the skin as the little plugs of skin are replaced by new collagen and skin from underneath follows this. This does not always happen after a treatment and each individual treatment with the Fraxel laser is different.
The Fraxel Laser builds collagen and therefore can be used for treating wrinkles as well as acne, acne scars, stretchmarks, brown spots and so on.
At BC laser we use combination treatments to give you better results. This may mean combining the Fraxel Laser with skin care or another laser for acne, using Thermage as well as the Fraxel laser for stretch marks, using fillers and Fraxel to improve acne scars. Our expertise is in combining treatments to give you the best possible results that are achievable with todays technology. We have many different technologies at our office and are therefore able to customize treatments especially for you and use the best of all the non surgical techniques available today.