The Fraxel® Restore Laser is a revolutionary non-ablative laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look that is suitable for all skin types.
Fraxel Restore treats:
- Sun Damage
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Enlarged Pores
FAQ’s: Fraxel Restore (Fractional Laser Skin Treatment) Sydney CBD
Many patients seek the Fraxel Restore treatment to correct sun-damaged, pigmented and aged skin. Clinical studies recommend a course of 5 treatments to achieve desired results. These treatments can be performed 4 to 8 weeks apart.
Generally patients need to allow 60 minutes in the clinic to complete the treatment which includes: 30 minutes for numbing cream, 30 minutes for the Fraxel Restore Treatment.
Firstly, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area – this stays on for 30 minutes. The numbing cream is removed prior to treatment.
During the Fraxel Restore treatment, a specially designed head is passed over the skin’s surface. This produces thousands of tiny, but deep columns in the skin, known as ‘microthermal treatment zones,’ which penetrate deep into the dermis. After this, cell renewal and healing occurs, and with it the old and pigmented epidermal cells are eliminated.
Generally patients tolerate the treatment very well, however, some patients experience a slight discomfort during the treatments and an oral anaesthetic can be administered if required. Immediately after the treatment the patients face is “ruddy” and feels quite hot and tight.
The Fraxel Restore treatment is immediately followed by a 20 minute session of Omnilux Plus (White) Light Therapy. This is designed to reduce swelling and promote rapid healing. A soothing cream (CU3) and sunscreen is applied before the patient leaves the clinic, (mineral make-up can be applied on request).
Some results are immediate – such as a feeling of plumpness and reduced lines and wrinkles (usually due to initial swelling in the areas). Most patients comment that their skin starts to feel fresher and smoother within 2 weeks of the first Fraxel Restore treatment.
Because the treatment penetrates deep in to the dermal layer of the skin, the regeneration process takes place over the following weeks and months. Patients notice that their skin continues to improve over the 3 – 6 months following Fraxel treatment.
We encourage patients to return to ICCM for photographs one month after their final session of Fraxel Restore Laser in order to compare the differences in their skin’s appearance and texture.