Get Rid of Summer Sun Damage This Winter With Fraxel
Do you enjoy soaking up the sun’s warm rays but are now noticing visible signs of sun damage on your skin? If you are concerned about sun spots, melasma (patches of dark skin) or wrinkles, treat them with Fraxel skin-rejuvenating therapy. Undergoing Fraxel laser treatment with Dr. Sheena Kong this winter can help you improve the look of summer sun damage.
How Does Fraxel Work?
During this skin rejuvenation procedure, Dr. Kong applies the Fraxel laser to the treatment area. The laser energy penetrates the skin’s surface (the epidermis), delivering microscopic columns of light into the underlying layer of the skin (the dermis). This process produces tiny wounds in the dermis layer, which in turn stimulate the body’s healing response system. As the body works to repair the small wounds, its dormant production of collagen and elastin is reactivated. (Collagen and elastin are essential to healthy, youthful-looking skin, but the body produces less of these proteins over time.) The damaged skin is replaced with healthier, refreshed and younger-looking skin, with a dramatic improvement in the appearance of sun damage.
This fractional treatment is extremely precise and only targets a fraction of the skin at one time, so the surrounding tissue stays intact. Because Fraxel therapy only affects small areas at a time instead of an entire region, the healing process is relatively quick and minimal downtime is needed. You can return to your usual activities the day following your Fraxel treatment.
More About Fraxel Treatments
Dr. Kong can perform Fraxel therapy on the face, neck, chest, body and hands. It is safe for use on all skin types. For optimal results, a series of three to six treatments is recommended. Dr. Kong will evaluate patients’ skin health and review their aesthetic concerns before recommending an appropriate treatment protocol to help them achieve their desired results.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kong to improve summer sun damage this winter, contact us by calling (415) 673-7600 today.