Science of Fraxel

Fraxel fractional lasers - Science

Fraxel fractional lasers light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top skin layer, allow your skin to rejuvenates in a natural way.

Differences between Fraxel fractional skin and conventional laser treatment

Fraxel is the pioneer of "fractional photothermolysis", a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns - each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle - treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, healthier skin to replace damaged tissue. As the skin in between the columns are unaffected, it helps the repair of the damaged tissues. Fractional lasers is relatively mild. The wound will heal within a week normally, minimizing the chance of bacterial infection.

As you age, your skin's collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity—which often leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines.

The top skin layer is formed by a network of collagen and elastin. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity. As you age, your skin's collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity—which often leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines.

Fraxel fractional lasers target aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. This treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.