Fraxel laser resurfacing is an excellent option for individuals looking to combat light wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. It alters the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin over time by stimulating the body's own restorative processes through controlled damage done to the skin.
How Does Scottsdale Fraxel Work?
Using skin care laser technology, Fraxel helps to stimulate the body's restorative abilities and form new collagen and skin. Contrary to chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, which work by removing layers of skin from targeted areas, Scottsdale Fraxel does not remove any skin and instead targets the matter below the surface of the epidermis so that the surrounding skin is not affected.
With this in mind, Scottsdale Fraxel is a much quicker procedure and recovery time is far faster than other treatments. It is primarily used for aesthetic issues to combat early signs of aging, such as light wrinkles and sunspots. Patients with deeper facial lines and folds are recommended to consider more intensive procedures like face and brow lifts for maximum results.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for Fraxel suffer from age spots, sun damage, acne scars, or wrinkles near the eyes. Skin disorders like pigmentation issues and a need for skin resurfacing are effectively treated with Fraxel. If you are interested in Fraxel, schedule a complimentary consultation with a qualified Scottsdale Fraxel technician to discuss whether it is the right solution for you. Fraxel allows patients to return to daily activities relatively quickly, though recovery times may vary since every individual's skin is different and may respond in varying degrees to the procedure.
Fraxel is a worthy consideration among other procedures because it allows the body to heal itself, as opposed to chemically or mechanically stripping away the top layer of skin. It enhances the body's natural healing processes and encourages the development of new collagen.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable gel that can drastically improve the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines around sensitive areas of the face. It is a hyaluronic acid that fills wrinkles by being injected directly into the skin; it increases the volume of the skin in areas where wrinkles, such as nasiolabial folds – also called "marionette lines" – that gives the site of injection a more smooth and youthful appearance.
This procedure takes only about fifteen minutes to a half hour and shows almost instant results. The effects can last for up to six months, but many clients are recommended to return for a "touch up" treatment in order to provide optimal results.
What can I Expect?
The gel that composes Scottsdale Juvederm is made up of an acid that occurs naturally within the skin. Therefore, once the effects of the treatment begin to wear away, it is safely and naturally absorbed by the body with little to no side effects. Therefore, the effects of Scottsdale Juvederm are not permanent and require consecutive appointments to maintain its results. You can expect to see a more youthful and smoother-looking face that will leave you feeling years younger.