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Fraxel SR 1500 and DOT CO2 Skin Resurfacing
The face undergoes many changes over time. These changes begin at a relatively early age and continue throughout our lives. Elastin and collagen, the two main supporting molecules of the skin, can be damaged by exposure to the sun, tobacco use, overall unhealthy lifestyle or poor health. Even in the best cases, time takes its toll on the skin, causing wrinkles, lines, enlarged pores, rough texture and discoloration. Discolored skin can appear as age spots, broken blood vessels, and hyperpigmentation, such as melasma. In addition to these issues, many individuals have scarring or other imperfections caused by acne or other medical conditions.
These problems can be dramatically improved with skin resurfacing, and now resurfacing can be achieved non-ablatively. What this means is that you can achieve results similar to surgical resurfacing with minimal downtime.
Rejuvena now has two options for full face rejuvenation, Fraxel SR 1500 and DOT CO2 fractional resurfacing, providing you more options to help you achieve your natural beauty. Fraxel SR 1500 is a second generation non ablative resurfacing alternative and DOT CO2 is the newly FDA-approved alternative to the original Fraxel CO2, with the power to rejuvenate the skin in a single treatment. With SR 1500 or DOT CO2, you can have clearer, tighter, more wrinkle free skin with minimal downtime.
Non-ablative fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel SR1500 laser combines the best of two worlds. It allows you to achieve the results of ablative laser resurfacing without the downtime and risks. The first Fraxel device was introduced in 2004 and is now widely used to treat multiple skin conditions, including those associated with aging. Fraxel SR 1500 is the second generation Fraxel device.
Fraxel SR 1500 laser treatment is designed to target aging and damaged skin well beneath the skin's outermost layer. In this way, Fraxel triggers the body's own natural production of new collagen and elastin, yet healing occurs so quickly that there is very little downtime for patients. Fraxel is a great choice for photo-aging, melasma and other types of pigmentation problems, as well as fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores.
Fraxel produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin, known as microthermal treatment zones. This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important, though, are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves untouched. For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This "fractional" treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue.
By design, each Fraxel treatment targets between 20 and 25 percent of the skin's surface. Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months. Because Fraxel Laser Treatment spares healthy tissue, it is effective even on delicate skin areas, such as the neck, chest and hands.
The end result is smoother, clearer, firmer rejuvenated skin. Pores shrink. Fine lines are diminished. Age spots and brown spots disappear. Fraxel SR 1500 is an excellent option for improving the overall appearance of your skin and giving you a renewed sense of confidence.
DOT CO2 provides a degree of versatility previously unseen in ablative laser skin resurfacing. Invented in Firenze, Italy, the SmartXide DOT CO2 is the newly FDA-approved alternative to the original Fraxel CO2, with the power to rejuvenate the skin in a single treatment. DOT was FDA-approved in 2008.
DOT CO2 fractional resurfacing therapy creates thousands of tiny microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Like Fraxel, DOT CO2 induces immediate skin tightening and stimulates new collagen growth for smoother, firmer rejuvenated skin. DOT will reduce skin pore sizes and improve skin texture. DOT is also an excellent choice for those who live with acne scarring or other forms of scarring or facial imperfections. Typically patients require only a single DOT treatment; however, for scarring, some patients will choose to have additional treatments for progressive results.
Unlike the original CO2 resurfacing technologies, DOT CO2 provides excellent results with far less downtime. DOT CO2 can also result in less downtime than a Fraxel Repair CO2 treatment.
Patients may apply makeup and be back to normal routines within a few days, while the skin continues to regenerate new collagen and improvement over the next few weeks. Patients are advised to avoid much sun for a week or so prior to treatment and for a few days post treatment. Sun screen is recommended for a few weeks following treatment.
DOT CO2 is an excellent choice for patients who prefer a single treatment and are looking to improve skin texture, pore size, fine lines or acne scarring. Results are visible in a few days and within a few weeks, patients experience optimal results that can last for years with proper skin care.
At Rejuvena, we do not charge for consultations. To help determine the best option for you, and to schedule your free consultation, please email or call us at (405) 842-1100.
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