Boston Fraxel Laser Treatment
When the face undergoes aging, fine lines and wrinkles area due to collagen thinning. In addition, there are pigment changes, or “age spots” and in some patients a blotchy pigmentation in the skin can occur at a younger age (melasma). What can be done to address these conditions that does not involve invasive surgery?
Fraxel Laser is the only FDA-approved laser treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation, melasma, and for acne scarring. Fraxel Laser Treatment offers the benefits of speedy healing and no downtime. Side effects are minimal and typically involve 24 hours of mild swelling and redness. Patients can apply make-up immediately after treatment and return to routine activities. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring. No oozing or crusting has been observed.
Dr Del Vecchio specializes in treating the early signs of facial aging and he sees many patients in his Boston plastic surgery offices who desire clearer skin tone to achieve a more youthful look. Dr Del Vecchio believes that in Boston Fraxel patients who are the best candidates for the laser treatment have realistic expectations about what the treatment will provide and who are in good health.
The best Fraxel Laser Treatment candidates generally have good facial soft tissue support and do not have excessive loose skin that would best be best addressed with a facelift procedure. They may have fine lines around the lower eyelids and in the peri-oral region, or may have blotchy pigmentation, melasma, or acne scarring. The only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for the Fraxel Laser treatment is to come into either the Boston plastic surgery or Cape Cod plastic surgery office.
At your Boston Fraxel consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will seek to understand what you want to gain from the procedure. Make sure to be candid about your expectations and medical history as this will help Dr. Del Vecchio make his recommendations. Based on your discussions and his evaluation, Dr. Del Vecchio can then determine whether Fraxel Laser would be right for you. Prior to your appointment, view the Fraxel Laser Treatment Before and After Photos to see prior patients and results achieved. If you see results which compare to what you hope to achieve, bring a picture with you to your consultation.
Fraxel Laser treatment can be provided in the office setting using topical anesthetic techniques. A small amount of topical anesthesia and cooling the face with ice sponges makes the Fraxel Laser treatment tolerable without the use of sedatives, so you can drive home from your appointment. The results of these treatments can be spectacular.
Do you need more information on Fraxel Laser Therapy? The best way to understand your options is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Del Vecchio will spend as much time as needed to make you feel comfortable with Fraxel Laser. If you would like to schedule your Fraxel Laser appointment, please contact our office by e-mail or by phone at 617 262 8528.