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    What is Fraxel Fractional Laser Treatment?

    What is Fraxel Fractional Laser Treatment?For women and men who want to avoid plastic surgery to address the conditions of sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines and other skin imperfections, Fraxel fractional laser treatment provides a powerful non-surgical alternative. With minimal discomfort and downtime, patients can achieve their cosmetic goals for their skin appearance.
    MBody, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides Fraxel fractional laser treatment to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
     

    How does it Work?

    The specialized Fraxel laser device directs short bursts of light energy at the affected areas of the skin to remove the damaged skin cells one layer at a time. It then utilizes the power of thermal energy to gently heat the dermis layers underneath, causing stimulation of new collagen production. Collagen is a vital protein for the growth of health skin cells, and contributes to a volumized, smooth skin appearance.
    Nearly one million Fraxel procedures have been successfully performed over the last one decade on both women and men of all skin types and ethnic backgrounds. Patients who are bothered by one or more of the following skin conditions, but want to avoid plastic surgery, may benefit from Fraxel laser skin resurfacing:

    • Acne/surgical/injury-related scars
    • Hyperpigmentation (skin darkening)
    • Fine to moderate lines and wrinkles
    • Sun damaged or aging skin
    • Liver spots, age spots, and other skin abnormalities
    • Acne prone skin or enlarged oil glands
    • Actinic keratosis

     

    Procedure

    The procedure to perform Fraxel laser resurfacing is highly precise. The laser beams will target only about 15 percent of the skin’s surface within the affected area. The laser energy will penetrate deep into the innermost skin layers to produce sustainable and natural looking effects from within.
    This fractional approach preserves and protects the surrounding facial tissue, preventing unwanted lightening of the skin and promoting quick healing. A treatment session with Fraxel laser will usually last from 15 to 45 minutes. Discomfort will be minimal, which may be comparable to mild sunburn.
    No post-treatment downtime is involved with this procedure. The best outcomes with Fraxel laser resurfacing are typically achieved in about three to five treatment sessions. Each session should be spaced about one week apart. The treatment provider will closely work with the patient to create a customized Fraxel laser plan to match with the patient’s unique needs and fit into their busy schedule.
    Fraxel treatment works with the body’s natural skin regeneration cycle. Therefore, the patient will be able to notice full results in about one to three weeks following the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for Fraxel laser skin resurfacing.
    Experienced treatment providers at MBody will ensure that the patient receives personalized care and attention throughout the laser resurfacing process, and gains a rejuvenated and refreshed look they want.

    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

    Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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