Fraxel Laser Treatment in Augusta, GA
If environmental toxins, excessive sun exposure, or the natural aging process have caused visible damage to your skin, a Fraxel® laser treatment may be an excellent solution. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, advanced Fraxel® laser treatments are provided for our patients in Augusta, North Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and neighboring vicinities in Georgia and South Carolina.
What benefits can I expect from a Fraxel® laser treatment?
Fraxel® laser treatment actually awakens your skin cells, so they revitalize themselves naturally.
What conditions does the Fraxel® Laser treat?
Fraxel® laser treatment is FDA approved to treat conditions such as sun spots, acne scarring, melasma and wrinkles around the eyes.
- Age Spots or Sun Spots
It’s hard to escape the damage caused by decades of harmful sun exposure. To reduce the appearance of sun spots, Fraxel® treatment awakens and revitalizes the subsurface cells in your skin.Sun spots (also known as age spots or liver spots) are flat, uneven patches that appear on sun-exposed parts of your body. The most common areas are the face, chest, hands, shoulders and arms.
Your skin reacts to sun exposure by producing pigment called melanin. The purpose of the melanin is to shield your skin from UV rays. This increased pigmentation can cause darkened spots – making you look much older than you really are.
- Acne Scarring
Acne scarring can make a negative impact on one’s self-image, particularly if you are entering adult life while carrying these outward symbols of your teenage years. Fortunately, a Fraxel® treatment can reduce or soften the appearance of acne scars and improve your appearance significantly.Scars happen when acne advances to the point of injuring the tissue. This discolored fibrous tissue has abnormal collagen function. It may appear as a red raised area or indented mark. For treatment, the top layer of skin must be removed, and the production of new collagen must be stimulated. Traditional acne scar treatments blended topical agents, abrasion therapies, surgery and conventional lasers. Most of these treatments get moderate results and can be aggressive, resulting in a long, painful recovery period.
The FDA-approved Fraxel® for treating acne scars once research showed that Fraxel® could be more effective than traditional acne scar treatments. The powerful, yet precise laser effectively encourages the skin to create new collagen to replace the scarred epidermis.
Pregnancy can take a toll on your skin. With stretch marks, melasma and hormonal changes, it can leave some lasting reminders that most women would prefer to erase.Melasma is a common disorder estimated to affect about six million women in the United States. Melasma typically appears as brown spots and darkened pigmentation on sun-exposed facial areas, notably the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, and nose. Melasma is most common in women of childbearing age and among male and female adults of dark-skinned races.
Fraxel® is effective in treating persistent melasma that has been unresponsive to treatments like bleaching creams, microdermabrasion, selective photothermolysis laser and light therapies, and laser ablation. Think of your skin as a wall made up of tiny tiles. If you have melasma, every third tile on this wall would be brown in color. With Fraxel® fractional resurfacing, every brown tile is “zapped” and eliminated making your skin more uniform.
- Wrinkles Around The Eyes
Your wrinkles may signify a life rich with laughter and experience, but most people would prefer to keep the memories and lose the crow’s feet! With Fraxel®, we can naturally rebuild and restore your skin in this area, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How does a Fraxel® Laser treatment work?
Only a small fraction of your skin is treated with each session. The surrounding area is not affected. This way, the skin can heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once. The laser penetrates through the skin like light through glass, reaching into the dermis below to create thousands of tiny, microscopic areas of thermal damage. Your body’s own wound-healing response is stimulated to produce new collagen production and replace damaged skin layers. Fraxel® treatment uses topical anesthesia, and 30-45 minutes are all we need for a typical facial treatment.
Fraxel® laser treatment is an effective and minimally invasive procedure to correct such conditions as melasma and age spots. Dr. Troy Austin, a celebrated plastic surgeon at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, provides Fraxel® laser treatment for residents of Evans, Augusta, and North Augusta as well as Columbia County, and nearby vicinities in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!