Dr Zakhary's Clinic in Calgary Canada is thrilled to offer you beautiful skin with the Fraxel Re:Store Laser. The Dr. Zakhary uses the Fraxel® Laser to greatly improve your face's skin texture, reduce pore size, improve acne scars, lighten unwanted age spots, brown spots and skin discolourations, and also rejuvenates the skin of the neck.
Facial Plastic Surgeons, General Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Dermatologists in Calgary are using Fraxel Laser treatments to smooth fine wrinkles and lines on the face, in addition to improving skin pigmentation disorders, by reducing age spots, sun spots and melasma (pregnancy mask). This cosmetic procedure is also excellent for improving your face skin texture, reducing pore size, and improving the appearance of facial acne and acne scars.
The advantage of using Fraxel Laser with Dr. Zakhary is that this laser technology is ideal for many skin types, including Asian skin and darker skin types, with fewer risks of other conventional laser technologies. Additionally, Dr. Zakhary is an Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Board Certified with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and she is experienced in treating many skin type patients with the Fraxel Laser.
Fraxel® laser technology is a tried and true approach to treating aging and sun damaged skin. It can offer more dramatic results for your skin when compared to conventional non ablative laser treatments. The results of the Fraxel Re:Store laser can also be dramatic without the side effects of traditional ablative laser treatments which can include hyperpigmentation (darker skin), hypopigmentation (lighter skin) or facial scarring. The reason that Fraxel Laser carries less risks than ablative lasers, is that Fraxel uses pixel technology, where the laser treats only a fraction of the skin at one time by producing of micorscopic heated columns in your skin, which penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, and leaves microscopic columns of normal skin in between the treated areas. This allows for less down time and quicker recovery since the normal columns of skin will help to heal the treated pixels of skin. This is called "fractional" treatment.
Fraxel laser is done in a series of less intense treatments, and so the risks of each treatment is less, and so is the recovery time.
How is the Fraxel Laser Treatment Done?
Dr. Zakhary will first pre treat your skin with medical skin care creams in order to prepare your face for better results with the Fraxel laser. The Fraxel laser treatment is done with Topical anesthesia (cream) or local anesthesia injections as needed. During the procedure, a device will cool your face for maximum comfort. The laser procedure usually takes around two hours. Right after your procedure, your face may be puffy and red for a day or so, and then pink for up to 3 days. You will usually be socially presentable 3 to 4 days after your treatment. You may apply make-up to your face immediately after your Fraxel laser treatment, and men can continue to shave as usual.
Typically you will need between 4 to 6 Fraxel laser treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, for best results. For Acne scar improvement you may need more treatments for optimal results. You will start to see your skin improvements around 1 to 3 months after your first laser treatment. Dr. Zakhary recommends that you have a maintenance treatment every year to maintain your nice skin improvements.
Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of Fraxel treatments with Dr. Zakhary in Calgary?
- Skin texture improvement
- Lightening of skin brown discolourations (Sun Spots, Age Spots, Pregnancy Mask Melasma)
- Improved appearance of shallow acne scars and surgical scars
- Fresher and smoother looking skin
How many Fraxel laser treatments will I need and how often will I need them?
Typically you will need between 4 to 6 Fraxel laser treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, for best results. For Acne scar improvement you may need more treatments for optimal results. You will start to see your result around 1 to 3 months after your first laser treatment. Dr. Zakhary recommends that you have a maintenance treatment every year to maintain your nice skin improvements.
What side-effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?
You will have some slight facial redness and swelling. This usually will last for 3 to 4 days, but this can vary depending on how aggressive the treatment was, and how your body normally heals.
What precautions should I take after Fraxel laser treatments?
Dr. Zakhary recommends that you wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and practice sun avoidance with a large brim hat or baseball hat during your treatment series and while you are healing.
How long do Fraxel laser treatments last?
This depends on your particular skin conditions and how you care for your skin after your Fraxel laser treatments. After your skin is restored, Dr. Zakhary recommends that you practice good sun protection and a good at home medical skin cream program so that you can maintain your youthful, healthy and rejuvenated skin.
Can I have wrinkle reduction agent and Filler treatments at the same time as Fraxel Laser?
Dr. Zakhary is an expert injector of wrinkle reduction agents and facial fillers like Restylane and Perlane. She will be happy to provide you with these treatments at the same time as your Fraxel laser treatment. Usually, Fraxel laser can be performed at the same time as other cosmetic facial procedures such as wrinkle reduction agents and Fillers.
Are there Different kinds of Fraxel Lasers?
Fraxel® laser is the first of its kind with its patented pixel technology.
Dr. Zakhary uses the best model of Fraxel® Laser because of its leading edge technology and its excellent track record for successful results, which produces deep skin penetration and maximum facial skin improvement, with minimum discomfort and quick return to daily activities.
Call 403-668-2917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to Book a consultation with Dr. Zakhary in Calgary now to learn more about how the Fraxel Laser can benefit your skin!