Although wrinkles and dark spots are a natural part of our skin aging process, there’s no reason they have to be a part of your life. A number of factors influence how wrinkles will impact your skin, including genetics which determines skin texture and structure. Sun exposure, smoking and pollutants also play a role in wrinkles forming in common places like your face, hands, neck and forearms.
Thankfully, there is an amazing option to combat this, especially to treat mild to moderate wrinkles and reverse the visible signs of skin aging. Wrinkles are no match for the Ellipse Frax 1550 laser!
This is a fractional, non-ablative laser that is extremely effective in resurfacing for texture. Setting this apart from ablative lasers which need to break the surface of the skin, the Frax 1550 laser is able to keep the skin intact, which helps expedite the recovery process without discomfort.
How does it work? The Frax 1550 laser sends heat to the key areas in the face, chest, arms and hands to resurface the skin. As the body repairs this controlled damage, collagen is stimulated by the heat, which will produce a mild tightening of the skin over time. The provider controls the depth and width of the thermal impact, giving you the most targeted and comfortable experience. This incredible technology is ideal for the treatment of stretch marks, surgical or trauma scars, acne scars, atrophic or hypertrophic scars and age spots. A topical local anesthetic is applied to the area that is being treated to minimize any discomfort. When it wears off, you may have the sensation of a light sunburn.
Patients love Frax 1550 treatments for their effectiveness and lack of downtime needed for recovery. You can resume your day following a treatment. A treatment typically takes 15-45 minutes, depending up on the size of the area being targeted. Many patients opt for a course of four treatments. Multiple sessions are used to maintain results.
You’ll be able to apply mineral makeup following treatment and you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days or use a minimum sun protection of SPF 30 if the sun can’t be avoided. Prior to experiencing Frax 1550, it is advised to avoid self tanning products. Moisturizing your skin before and after the treatment is also recommended.
It is never too early or late to treat fine lines, especially crow’s feet around the eyes and laugh lines around the lips. Proactively targeting these wrinkles as well as age spots and large pores is simple using Frax 1550. It is also an ideal treatment to incorporate with additional procedures like Botox, Mint PDO Thread lifts or injectables.
Dr. Jennifer Levine is thrilled to offer the Frax 1550 treatment to patients in her Manhattan office. Double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology head and neck surgery, Dr. Levine possesses a unique knowledge of the face and its structures to provide her patients with results that are part artistry, part science and rooted in her philosophy of “Believable Beauty.” Call 646.362.5245 to schedule a consultation.