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Fraxel laser treatments are a terrific way to rejuvenate the skin, to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin, and to keep you looking young without the downtime of surgery. In the decade since it was introduced, the Fraxel laser treatment has been used on over 800,000 patients around the world. This laser safely and effectively resurfaces the skin to produce a smoother, brighter appearance with little downtime. In Encinitas, CA, Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd offers many anti-aging treatments including Fraxel laser treatments to help you look your best.
In Encinitas, CA, Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd offers many anti-aging treatments including Fraxel laser treatments to help you look your best.

What is the Fraxel laser?

The Fraxel laser is FDA approved for skin rejuvenating treatments of the face, neck, chest, and hands. It is one of the best treatments for the skin because it is rejuvenating and is effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles that have been etched into the skin. It works by heating microcolumns of skin which stimulates the body to make its own brand-new collagen. It is a natural way to refresh your look, improve the tone and texture of you skin and get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles.

The Fraxel laser is a 1550 nanometer wavelength laser, which selectively targets water, producing heat in the skin, which then stimulates your body to make its own collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein that gives the skin its structure and support. Therefore, rebuilding your collagen stores is important to restoring your natural beauty. Unfortunately, as we age, the collagen in our skin is degraded by the sun and the various environmental toxins, thus, making you look older.

The Fraxel laser also can be used to remove those unwanted brown spots on the skin with a procedure called the Fraxel Dual. This combines the 1550 nanometer wavelength which produces collagen and the 1927 nanometer wavelength which selectively targets the brown pigment in the skin. So, you can say bye-bye to those unwanted sunspots and freckles with the Fraxel Dual.

Cost-effective benefits and results

Fraxel laser treatments are a terrific way to rejuvenate the skin. When considering cosmetic treatments, patients often wonder about the cost to benefit ratio of Fraxel and Fraxel Dual. Candidates for Fraxel and Fraxel Dual resurfacing often want results without the need for the downtime required with traditional surgery. Fraxel and Fraxel Dual treatments effectively reverse the signs of aging with minimal downtime. Old, damaged skin cells are eliminated and the body’s natural healing response kicks in and new collagen is produced. Plus, if the Fraxel Dual is used, the unwanted brown spots are gone clearing up your complexion. After a Fraxel or Fraxel Dual treatment your skin is fresh and beautiful.

The actual treatment cost will vary, depending on the size of the area being treated, the severity of the lines and wrinkles, and how many treatments are needed. However, as a non-surgical treatment, Fraxel/Fraxel Dual comes with several benefits, making it worth the cost.

  • It is safe and comes with minimal risks.
  • Little downtime after the procedure.
  • The Fraxel/Fraxel Dual laser treats lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, and brown spots.
  • Results are immediate and continue as the skin heals and new collagen and elastin replace the damaged tissue. Optimal improvement is noticeable about two to three months after the treatment.
  • Patients achieve smoother skin, improved tone and texture, smaller pore size, and younger looking skin. As well as a clear complexion, without brown spots.

What happens after my fraxel treatmtent?

Contact Dr. Amanda Lloyd in Encinitas, CA today to learn more about Fraxel laser treatment. After the Fraxel/Fraxel Dual procedure, you may experience one to four days of redness and swelling. You will notice little brown flecks on your skin for about a week. These little brown flecks can be covered with makeup and gradually fall off. The brown flecks are present because they are the bad collagen being extruded from your skin making room for the brand new good collagen to come in and fill your wrinkles. You will be given everything written down so there is no need to remember exactly what to do after your treatment.

Depending on the individual patient, more than one treatment may be needed to achieve the desired effects. Results include a clear complexion, improved skin tone and texture, smoother skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as eradication of the unwanted brown spots. When performed under the direction of your Board-certified dermatologist, the treatment has minimal risks. It is safe, effective, and produces results. If you are looking to rejuvenate your skin, look no further. The Fraxel or the Fraxel Dual is the treatment of choice for you.

Contact Dr. Amanda Lloyd in Encinitas, CA today to learn more about Fraxel laser treatment. Call (760) 642-6674 or email [email protected]

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Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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