Do you ever find that you are wanting your skin rejuvenated, but you do not want to endure an invasive therapy that can also include some required downtime for recovery? If so, you should look into the benefits of Fraxel® laser treatment. These treatments can be done in way that allows you to immediately or quickly return to your normal lifestyle without the need to take any time off for recovery. In addition, they can be done in an office setting. You will not be required to visit a hospital.
Fraxel® laser treatment works by emitting very tiny, microscopic laser pulses into the skin. These pulses are small enough to penetrate the surface of the skin without destroying it. They work very differently than ablative lasers do. These aggressive lasers destroy the surface of the skin by vaporizing it. Fraxel® treatments do not do this. Instead, the energy is primarily focused onto the deeper layers of the skin, where the heat that is produced at that level brings about therapeutic results. In addition, the small sizes of the laser pulses that penetrate the skin leave plenty of healthy cells intact. This speeds along the healing process, in effect giving a smoother surface to the skin as well.
One of the most common reasons for which individuals seek skin rejuvenation via Fraxel® laser treatment is the removal of fine lines and wrinkles. They form when the collagen level in the deeper skin layers begins to drop. Collagen is a protein that the body produces in order to keep the skin tight and give it fullness. It also helps tissue to stick together. When you start to age, your collagen production slows. This leads to skin that begins to loosen. As it does, those unwanted lines and wrinkles will begin to form on the skin.
Fraxel® laser treatments can help by stimulating the growth of additional collagen in the skin. As the tissue absorbs the energy, it converts to heat. It is the heat that kicks the collagen growth process in motion. Over the following months, the collagen will reach a level that closely matches what it was years ago, when it was at its peak. This will tighten your skin and make the lines and wrinkles go away.
You might also benefit from this laser treatment if you have unwanted dark spots on your skin. They likely formed in response to sun exposure through the years. Melanin, which supplies pigment, increases in response to the sun’s UV rays. However, over time, melanin will begin to concentrate in places and become visible in the form of unwanted dark spots. The laser energy will help to break up the concentrated melanin and give your skin a smoother, more even tone.
If you are looking for an effective way to rejuvenate your skin and obtain a more youthful appearance, you should definitely learn more about Fraxel® laser treatment at Guelph Medical Laser. During a consultation in Guelph, our specialist can evaluate your skin and let you know if you are a good candidate for Fraxel® laser treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!