Lasers can reduce your summer wrinkles : Why TotalFX Fractional Resurfacing is better than Fraxel Repair
Today, fractional laser system treatments are used to treat wrinkles, scars and pigment discolorations instead of chemical peel procedures. The lasers used in fractional laser systems are either ablative or non-ablative. Non-ablative procedures keep the outer layer of skin in place, while ablative procedures remove part of the sub-layer and top layer of skin. When it comes to getting rid of those summer wrinkles, different types of lasers are available. Knowing about some of the similarities and differences between laser resurfacing treatments will help you decide which one is best for you.
Skin Resurfacing with Fraxel Repair
Fraxel Repair is an ablative laser that treats the skin and removes all layers of the skin within its treatment columns. It’s effective for moderate to severe wrinkles and spotted skin. Compared to non-ablative Fraxel lasers, the healing process is about one week longer. For optimal results, more than one treatment is needed. On average, patients need about five treatments to achieve a significant change. A topical anesthetic is applied, and the treatment itself takes an average of 30 minutes. After treatment, the skin looks like it’s sunburned, and the skin flakes temporarily over the next two weeks.
TotalFX Fractional Resurfacing
The TotalFX Fractional Resurfacing treatment is also an ablative method that uses the latest in laser technology with its CO2 laser. This technology basically combines two laser treatments in one. Like Fraxel Repair, Total FX Fractional Resurfacing is done with an anesthetic and takes about 30 minutes. One mode can be used to treat deep wrinkles and folds, while the other can be used to tighten pores and treat brown spots. Its laser is about six times more powerful than a Fraxel laser in San Diego. Both superficial skin problems and deep ones can be effectively treated. Patients get greater results, less pain and deeper skin penetration.
The Total FX treatment is the ultimate in laser skin resurfacing. It is designed to treat acne scars, wrinkles, sagging skin along with stimulating long-term collagen production for a refreshed look. This can all be accomplished in just one treatment, unlike skin resurfacing with Fraxel lasers. The skin continues to improve for to two years. Here’s a list of why Total FX treatment is better than Fraxel Repair.
- Better results
- Longer-lasting results
- Less required treatments for optimal results
Whether you’re considering TotalFX fractional resurfacing treatment, you should definitely consider best dermatologist in San Diego like P. Alexander Ataii M.D. who has performed number of Total FX treatments in San Diego