If your age is starting to show and you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin without surgery, the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery can help. Dr. Burgess offers patients in the Washington, DC area Fraxel laser treatment to treat issues such as wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and uneven complexion.
Fraxel is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that restores a youthful appearance to your skin. The microscopic laser works to resurface your skin by penetrating the surface and breaking down old skin cells. This will stimulate your body’s natural healing process so it can produce new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid for firmer, tighter skin with more bounce to it. Fraxel can also break up melanin to even out your pigmentation and reduce the appearance of age spots. Dr. Burgess may recommend Fraxel to treat fine lines, age spots and sun-damaged skin on your face, arms, chest and it is safe to use anywhere on your body.
In addition to restoring beautiful skin, there are certain medical benefits to Fraxel. The treatment is also recommended for patients at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. The process effectively kills precancerous and early-stage skin cancer cells caused by sun exposure. If you are interested in Fraxel, Dr. Burgess will evaluate your skin condition and determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
Dr. Burgess will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin, which takes about 30 minutes to work. Once your skin is numbed, she will use the Fraxel handpiece across the treatment area. The laser will create tiny injuries in your skin that will jumpstart your body’s healing process to create younger, healthier skin.
After your treatment, you may notice redness, swelling and some skin peeling. Swelling and redness should subside within two days and then after about a week, the old skin will slough off. You will notice a continued improvement to the treatment area over the course of a few weeks and the results typically last a year. After several treatments, many patients can go for many years without a touch-up. Patients looking for a “Fraxel treatment near me” can contact our office in Washington, DC, today at (202) 955-5757 to schedule an appointment.