Many signs of aging can be effectively treated with one of the two fractional technologies. The range of treatments vary in aggressiveness, downtime, and results. The most aggressive treatment, CO2 Fraxis Rejuvenation, can produce dramatic improvement for severely damaged skin with a single treatment procedure, but will require more downtime and after treatment wound care.
Fraxis Rejuvenation treatments harness’ your body’s own potential to heal itself and to crate fresh new skin in place of scarred skin. They stimulate collagenesis (the production of collagen in the skin’s deeper layer to uplift) to lift up pitted cars, smooth the appearance of scars and improve the texture of the skin.
This laser skin resurfacing treatment is very powerful and should only ever be performed by a trained Doctor. Always check the user’s credentials before going ahead or get a second opinion. Dr Richard Hogben is fully accredited with AHPRA and Queensland Radiation and has all the necessary certificates and extensive knowledge and training with Laser therapy.
The introduction of fractional skin resurfacing to cosmetic surgeons dramatically changed the way physicians approach resurfacing techniques. By creating tiny micro-wounds spaced apart on the skin, the doctor is treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface. Since discomfort and healing time are minimized, fractional resurfacing has become more appealing to a wider range of people. The procedure lives up to its promise to reduce skin imperfections and promote collagen regeneration, reclaiming the skin’s youthful texture, tone and color.
Results will vary depending on your age, degree of sun damage and skin type. However, patients who have had this procedure, report significant changes in only a single treatment.
Reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles
Gives the skin a more firm, smooth appearance
Reduces sun damage, such as brown spots
Reduces skin blotches and blends skin color
Improves pigmented and vascular conditions
Everyone experiences pain or discomfort to varying degrees. Your doctor will determine how to minimize your discomfort during the procedure. Topical anesthetics are applied and sometimes oral medications are prescribed. Administering nerve blocks is another option that completely numbs the area being treated.
Following treatment you will experience swelling and redness. If your doctor is aggressive during the procedure, the area treated will appear red for a longer period of time. In most cases, this issue resolves in one to three weeks. During that time, with the exception of the first few days post treatment, you may apply makeup to tone down the redness. Normal activities may be resumed, in most cases, within 5-7 days.
Within a few days, new skin will appear that is smoother and more even-toned. Your skin will continue to improve over six to nine months as the new collagen builds replacing the old collagen.
It’s possible if you have deep scars and/or deep wrinkles. Also, it depends on your own expectations. You may feel after a few months that you need further improvement. However, your doctor is the best person to assess how many treatments you might need during your initial consultation.
Obviously your skin will continue to age. However, to minimize on-going damage, consult with your doctor about preventative measures, for example, a good sunscreen, makeup etc. You may need to adopt the habit of wearing a hat or engaging in sports earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon, away from the sun’s peak hours. These are practical lifestyle changes that will help you retain your new, healthier skin.