What is PPx Therapy?
The fundamental difference between Fraxel Laser Treatment and more traditional ablative methods is that Fraxel does not affect all of the skin at once. Instead of a blanket surface treatment, affecting the entire skin surface in conventional Laser procedures, Fraxel treats pinpoint areas on the skin, penetrating small fractions, just deep enough to stimulate significant collagen regeneration. These microscopic treated areas begin to regenerate collagen and the surrounding non-affected areas help to speed up the body’s natural recovery process.
Fraxel Laser Treatment can be administered on any part of the body, its use is not limited to facial treatments. Delicate skin suffering from damage due to sun exposure on the neck or chest can be easily treated. The end result is impressive change to fine lines and wrinkles and a smoothing out of skin tone and colour with virtually no down time (Recovery time).
A typical Fraxel Laser treatment is performed in a single session, following a consultation with a doctor. The skin is cleansed and then a solution is applied to the treatment area. Local anaesthesia may be applied to increase patient comfort during the procedure.
The Laser Treatment head is passed over the surface of the desired area. There is very little discomfort associated with the treatment. Most patients report a mild prickly sensation during treatment that stops as soon as the treatment session is complete.
A typical Fraxel treatment programme involves between 2 – 5 procedures, spaced 1 – 2 weeks apart. The number of sessions depends upon the individual patient and the condition undergoing treatment.
Due to the nature of Fraxel treatment, on completion of a treatment session, patients are free to resume their normal activities.
Fraxel Laser Treatment is effective for the treatment of: