Dr. Day’s non-ablative Fraxel Thulium Laser can effectively erase years of sun-spots and help you look as young as you feel. After years of sun exposure, the skin responds through an overproduction of a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. This pigmentation, combined with a natural reduction in the skin’s production of collagen, can leave many patients longing for a more youthful appearance. Fraxel’s wide array of treatment options address many of the most common signs of aging, including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Actinic Keratosis (a common precancerous skin condition)
Dr. Day’s Thulium Laser Treatment is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment. Fraxel Thulium treatment offers patients solutions to a multitude of skin imperfections that were previously only treatable through invasive procedures associated with significant downtime and discomfort.
Fraxel sessions are relatively short, however Dr. Day and her team seek to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure and apply topical numbing cream to the treatment area for 45-60 minutes prior to your laser treatment. You should plan on being with us for approximately an hour and a half. Discomfort is minimal thanks to cutting edge cooling technology. Patients can expect 4-7 days of downtime due to redness, inflammation, dryness, and flaking. Dr. Day recommends using her soothing post-procedure skin care, which consists of all her favorite tried and true restorative nectars, creams, and serums for optimal healing. Dr. Day typically recommends between 3-5 sessions at 6 week intervals, however, a personalized protocol will be crafted for you at your consultation.