Most women, especially those who’ve had children, have stretch marks. There are a wide variety of treatments and procedures — from Vitamin E supplements to shea butter creams — that supposedly improve stretch mark-riddled areas of the body, but they don’t offer permanent solutions. Fraxel changes all of that!
How Fraxel works
Fraxel employs a controlled wound-healing technique to remove stretch marks. Tiny wounds are made in the skin with the Fraxel laser. Each of these wounds is surrounded by untreated skin that plays a critical role in encouraging collagen production. This increased collagen production is the body’s response to the wound. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that helps the skin maintain its plump, smooth appearance. Collagen production decreases as we age.
Other issues addressed by Fraxel
Apart from stretch marks, Fraxel works well on other skin issues that involve pigmentation changes such age spots, sun spots, and acne scars. Also, Fraxel is the only FDA-approved treatment to reduce the appearance of melasma (brown discoloration on the forehead, cheeks, and the nasal bridge during pregnancy).
The Fraxel treatment
A typical Fraxel treatment lasts from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the degree of pigmentation or textural concern. Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve desired outcomes.
Let us help you with your stretch or pigmentation issues with Fraxel! Call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment with us today. Our offices are conveniently located in Latham and Guilderland.