A fraxel laser is an efficient method for treating cosmetic problems. It is used to smooth scars, lines and wrinkles.
Fraxel laser for smoothing scars and the treatment of alterations due to age
In addition to cutting, the Skin Hospital laser has the fraxel laser feature, which is ideal for scar smoothing and cosmetic treatment. A fraxel laser treats the skin with pinpoint accuracy, which means that the recovery period is shorter than with older technologies.
Scars are treated by smoothening the scarred area. The result depends a great deal on the starting point; this should be discussed in advance with the dermatologist performing the treatment. It is also worth noting that, because a fraxel laser treats around 20% of the affected skin area at a time, several visits may be needed to achieve the optimal result. Read more about smoothing scars >
Fraxel lasers are also suitable for treating skin alterations due to ageing, such as wrinkles and lines. By heating the treated tissue, the laser causes it to coagulate, evening out shallow wrinkles. In addition, the laser stimulates collagen synthesis, the skin’s own collagen production, making the skin more elastic.
A fraxel laser can be used to treat cosmetic problems, as follows:
- Acne scars
- Scars caused by cuts and accidents
- Stretch marks caused by pregnancy
- Lines and wrinkles
- Laser exfoliation
- Sagging of the skin
- Enlarged pores
How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatments typically begin with a consultation appointment with a dermatologist. Laser treatment of extensive areas of acne-related and other scarring is preceded by an assessment of the need for and likely results of the treatment. A time can be booked for the actual procedure after a personal assessment by the dermatologist.
Laser procedures at the Skin Hospital are done with local anaesthetic. In many cases, patients can return to work straight afterwards. Topical anaesthetic is applied an hour before the procedure to allow the numbing agent to take effect. In most cases, the skin reddens after laser treatment and a scab may form within a week after larger procedures. The scab will fall off and the skin will begin recovering during the following week.
Following any laser procedures, you should use a powerful sunscreen (SPF 50+) for two months to avoid pigment changes.
|Fraxel laser treatments||Treatment of illness (VAT 0%)||As aesthetic treatment (VAT 24%)|
|Face||1031.85 €||1279.49 €|
|Around the mouth or eyes||612.07 €||758.97 €|
|Around the mouth, and on the chin||718.27 €||890.65 €|
|Cheeks||825.07 €||1023.09 €|
|Cheeks and temples||931.89 €||1155.54 €|
|More extensive cosmetic laser procedures||---||1576.45 – 2107.45 €|