For some patients who are struggling with poor texture and tone, fine lines and wrinkles and other imperfections of the skin, Dr. Cheryl Burgess may suggest Fraxel®. Fraxel® is a laser therapy that can help with collagen stimulation and eliminate problems including acne scars, sun spots and age spots.
Fraxel® does provide some immediate results, but the true results occur over the course of time. Patients will see improvement in the way their skin looks and feels and can undergo several treatments to continue to see an enhancement. Patients are excited to learn that this FDA-approved treatment can be performed on patients of all skin types and ethnicities and it can provide optimum results that cannot be achieved in any other way. This is what sets Fraxel Dual® apart from other skin services.
Fraxel® is relatively comfortable for patients, as Dr. Cheryl Burgess will apply a topical solution that will assist in anesthetizing the skin before the laser therapy is performed. The Fraxel® device is run along the skin and it stimulates the production of collagen while treating the problems at the surface. Fraxel® treatment is non-invasive; though patients may experience some redness and swelling of the skin afterward. There may be some flaking and bronzing of the skin several days later and patients are advised to reduce sun exposure and use high SPF sunscreen following their treatment. However, most patients are able to return to work and play without any recovery time and can cover many of these imperfections with cosmetics.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess is proud to offer Fraxel® and many other revolutionary treatments for patients in and around the area of Washington, DC. Contact the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery today to book your appointment with our dedicated staff.