Fraxel Laser vs. Other Lasers: Which Is Best to Treat Uneven Skin?

Looking for a picture-perfect complexion in today’s selfie-obsessed world?  Don’t rely on makeup; instead, use laser skin resurfacing to achieve the glowing, ageless complexion that will have you ready for any close-up!

Uneven skin tone can occur for a number of reasons, although the condition is most commonly caused by sun damage, scarring, and the aging process. Uneven skin tone can show up in the form of hyperpigmentation, large pores, and even creases and fine lines.  Laser resurfacing works to reverse uneven skin tone by removing the top layer of the dermis; some laser technologies even trigger collagen production within deeper levels of the dermis for an improved cellular turnover.

Given the number of laser technologies available on the market today, how do you know which one is best to treat uneven skin?

Fraxel laser technology is different from traditional fractional laser resurfacing treatments in that it doesn’t remove the top layer of skin; rather, it focuses on improving skin by heating up columns of the dermis.  A Fraxel laser treatment has very few side effects; at most, you’ll look like you have a sunburn for a few days. However, clients will need to undergo between 4 to 6 one-hour sessions to see a smooth and even complexion.

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing creates tiny perforations in the skin to encourage the top layer of skin to peel off.  Results can be achieved faster than with Fraxel laser resurfacing; most clients only need 1 to 3 treatments. However, it’s worth noting that this treatment results in temporary scabbing, which lasts for up to a week.  Some clients prefer the Fraxel laser due to the fact that it doesn’t have quite so noticeable side effects.

Last but certainly not least, the Fotona 4D treatment works in a similar vein as Fraxel in that it focuses on strengthening collagen production.  This innovative treatment triggers instant collagen tightening while using a light peel to deliver smoother results.  Fotona 4D combines the best of both worlds – a light laser resurfacing treatment with deep-tissue collagen production.

Ultimately, the best choice to treat uneven skin largely depends on what issues you’re trying to address.  For example, if you’re interested in improving the appearance of scarring, Fraxel treatments may be your best option.  If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may be a better option.  If you’re looking to treat a myriad of issues, Fotona 4D may be your preferred choice.

To learn more about which laser resurfacing option is best to treat uneven skin tone, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eugene J Nowak at Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista, CA.

Nowak Aesthetics serves the greater San Diego area. Call (619) 651-9651 today!

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