Fraxel Laser Treatment Asheville NC

Everyone in Asheville has something about their skin that they would like to change. Perhaps years of having acne have left deep scars that cannot even be covered by makeup. Or, perhaps the skin tone is uneven. As a person ages, it only makes sense that the appearance of wrinkles and age spots become a main source of worry, too.

Ariail, Jerry N DO - Dermatology Associates
(828) 252-3576
390 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC
 
Dermatology Associates of Asheville PA
(828) 252-3576
390 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC
 
Lisa L May
(828) 232-5222
29 Ravenscroft Dr
Asheville, NC
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Dermatology

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(828) 252-3576
390 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC
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Graduation Year: 1971

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29 Ravenscroft Dr
Asheville, NC
 
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Lisa L May, MD
(828) 232-5222
29 Ravenscroft Dr Ste 3
Asheville, NC
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Dermatology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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(828) 254-0160
90 Southside Ave Ste 100
Asheville, NC
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Dermatology
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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(828) 232-5222
29 Ravenscroft Dr Ste 3
Asheville, NC
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Dermatology
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Graduation Year: 1994

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Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel Laser Treatment

Everyone has something about their skin that they would like to change. Perhaps years of having acne have left deep scars that cannot even be covered by makeup. Or, perhaps the skin tone is uneven. As a person ages, it only makes sense that the appearance of wrinkles and age spots become a main source of worry, too.

While people have had these problems for centuries, they could not do anything about them, but now there are medical procedures like Fraxel that can help. Lasers have been used for various procedures for many years now, since they can treat many different things. Fraxel involves taking an advanced form of a laser, and treating many of the skin conditions that people have always wanted to be rid of, but did not know that it was even an option to have that done.

Specifically, Fraxel divides the skin area into zones of a microscopic size, because any skin problems that a person has have been caused by damaged skin cells within the epidermal tissue. Thus, the procedure focuses on treating the original epidermal layer (meaning the bottom one) without affecting the regular tissue around the damaged area at all. Thus, the healing time after the procedure is reduced, and the growth of new, healthy skin tissue to overtake the damaged tissue is promoted.

Fraxel is a unique procedure in that it combines the intensity of other kinds of lasers with results that are very non-invasive. In fact, if a woman were to have this procedure, since it focuses on the deeper parts of the skin tissue, rather than the surface layers, she can actually apply makeup immediately afterwards. Also, people who have this procedure done (which is performed on an outpatient basis) are usually immediately able to return to regular activities.

There is not just one session of this treatment. Rather, optimal results are achieved after an average of five sessions, each of which are spaced out over a period of a couple of months. As for how the procedure itself is performed, an anesthetic ointment is applied to the area that is going to be treated about an hour before the actual procedure. This way, the doctor can be sure that the anesthetic has taken full effect. The procedure itself takes less than a half hour, immediately after which the ointment is washed off.

As for why a person might need this procedure done in the first place, it is very important to note that much of skin damage is done by the effects of the sun. The sun, in moderation, is good for people to get some Vitamin D, but too much exposure to the sun results in lots of damaged skin cells, which this procedure can fix. You can easily spot a person who has had too much sun exposure, because the skin will take on a leathery look, complete with lots of wrinkles. Thus, it is very important immediately following each procedure that the patient pays special attention to wearing sunscreen of an SPF of 30 or above.

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Community: Fraxel Laser Treatment

Author: Pearlin Siow

With so many anti aging and laser treatments, all branded under a variety of names, deciding what treatment to get can be confusing.

Botox and fillers can help ease away frown lines or create a higher nose bridge or sharper chin. Light or lasers are used to stimulate your skin to tighten or lighten. Generally, these machines use controlled heat via light, pulsed light or radiofrequency.

An easy way to understand is to divide them into three categories:

1. Resurfacing Lasers

Traditionally, ablative or peeling laser tratments, which use a high temperature to vaporise unwanted tissue, more damage more healthy tissue than necessary, causing side effects like bleedling and rawness. New lasers now may or may not remove the top layers of skin and they are more targeted and less invasive, causing less tissue damage. But, more sessions will be necessary to achieve results.

2. Skin Brighteners

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines and non-ablative lasers work on skin tone, clearing broken veins or capillaries, and pigmentation like sun spots and freckles. They can also smoothen uneven skin and reduce enlarged pores.

3. Skin Firmers

Thermal treatments use heat, usually radiofrequency (RF) or infrared (IR) to penetrate deeper into skin layers. These treatments cause controlled damage to the skin, stimulating the skin's healing response which slows down with age. As the skin is stimulated to make more collagen, it becomes tighter and plumper.

It's best to consult with your doctor on the best laser treatments for your skin problems. Always check that your doctor is certified to perform laser treatments and ask to see lots of before and after pictures of their patients to gauge their work. Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask what the possible side effects of the treatment will be. Be wary of doctors who say there are no side effects. Every thing has a side effect, and that includes laser treatments.

 

About the Author:

Pearlin Siow is just a regular chick who is hitting her mid 30s and frantically looking for the best "Fountain Of Youth". She understands that there's only so much that Mother Nature can help her and is on an anti aging mission to maintain her looks. Read all about the latest in Laser Treatments , anti aging, plastic surgery and laser treatments at http://www.reviewantiaging.com

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