One of the most effective no-down-time laser treatment
available for wrinkles, brown spots and anti-aging.
Fraxel Laser Treatment is another option to reverse the signs of aging! Think of your skin as a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch up.
After your first Fraxel treatment you will begin to feel the difference in your skin, as it gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher. Fine lines around your eyes will noticeably fade. So will uneven coloring and the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure. Turn Back the Clock on Aging
After several treatments, your friends and family will marvel at how youthful and healthy your skin looks. The results are so discreet and natural that only you and your doctor will know you've had a laser surgical procedure.
Fraxel Laser Treatment Questions and Answers:
1. What is Fraxel™ Laser Treatment (FLT) and what does it do?
The Fraxel laser treatment is a revolutionary way to reverse the signs of aging. This non-surgical procedure smoothes wrinkles and scars, improves texture, tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size. The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time. Any area of the body can be treated: face, chest, neck, hands!
2. How is it different than other anti-aging treatments and how does it work?
Fraxel is unlike any other rejuvenating skin treatment. Unlike old ablative lasers which remove the top layer of skin, the FLT procedure affects the skin surface by producing thousands of tiny microscopic wounds which penetrate deep into the dermis. These “microthermal zones” are separated by areas of unaffected tissue. The spared tissue between treatment zones promotes rapid healing of the treated area while stimulating collagen production. Thus, FLT results approach improvements obtained with CO2 laser resurfacing but without the associated side effects and downtime.
3. What other applications can FLT be used for?
FLT has been found to be affective in treating acne scars, surgical scars and traumatic scars.
4. How long does a treatment take and what will I look like afterwards? When will I see results?
Treatments last between 10-80 minutes. Side effects are minimal and typically involve mild-to-moderate swelling and redness which usually subsides within 5 - 8 days. Skin may also appear to have a bronzed appearance for several days. Routine activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Most patients return to work within 5-7 days. Make-up may be worn the next day if desired. Many patients see improvement in discoloration and texture immediately followed by improvement in wrinkles and scars within months.
5. How many treatments are needed and how often can I be treated?
Usually at least 3 treatments for optimal results. Four to six treatments may be needed for patients with significant scarring and wrinkles. Treatments are usually performed 4 to 6 weeks apart.
6. How can I maximize my result and maintain them?
Since your skin will continue to age naturally, we recommend maintaining your results by using physician-strength rejuvenation products at home and having periodic FLT annually or semi-annually. Periodic FLT’s will help slow down the aging process and keep your skin younger looking, longer. As always, wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors.
7. How should I prepare for my treatment?
During your pre-Fraxel consultation visit we will discuss which products are best to use prior to, during and after your treatment. Botox may be recommended prior to FLT to relax facial movement in key areas (such as crows feet, frown lines and forehead creases) allowing for better laser penetration into deeper wrinkles. For two weeks prior avoid sun exposure and self tanner and wear a SPF 30 sunscreen daily.
8. Are there any side effects and risks?
Common temporary side effects include redness, swelling, dryness, fine flaking and itching. Significant risks are minimal and may include pigmentation changes, blistering and crusting. Scarring is extremely rare.
9. Can Fraxel treatments be combined with other rejuvenation treatments?
Absolutely, V-Beam Laser can be used to remove redness and blood vessels. Botox can be combined with FLT to relax deep wrinkles. Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Artefill can be injected into deep creases and lips.
NEW for 2008: GentleYag Laser tightens and lifts skin with no down time. Perfect in combination with Fraxel to maximize your rejuvenation!
10. Fraxel may not work for you
The are many different potential answers to the question of why a particular laser "worked" for you or not.
Dermatologists must choose the correct patients for the correct treatment to get good results. The Doctor must set reasonable goals to end up with a satisfied patient.
Lasers must be used specifically for the conditions they are designed to treat. Set Realistic expectations when it comes to the amount of downtime. There could be 4- 8 days of redness and swelling.
10. Does FLT’s have FDA clearance?
Yes, the Fraxel Laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, tone and texture improvement.
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Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will not work.
It is vital to undergo a full pre assessment to ensure that your skin type is fully assessed and to be accurate about your medical history. This particular procedure might not be the right treatment for you. It is crucial that the Doctor does a full History and Physical Examination and listens to your concerns. It very important to understand the individual needs of each patient because one procedure could work on one patient and then not another.
Each patient’s condition is carefully evaluated and the best treatment(s) is chosen to ensure an optimal outcome. Treatments are performed by Dr. Gary who has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and training. This allows the Doctor to offer top-quality services in every area of the cosmetic dermatology field, while ensuring patients safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologists in NYC and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At NYC Dermatology by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, a Board Certfied Dermatologist uses multiple mechanisms at the same time to clear up your condition. Manhattan Dermatologist, Doctor Gary Rothfeld sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday. NYC Cosmetic Dermatologist , Dr. Gary Rothfeld has consulted many entertainers in Hollywood. New York City Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld always tries to be current on all the latest advancements at NYC Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatological surgery. Come in and we will give you the best and top of the line dermatologist advice on how to clear or correct the problem. Dr. Rothfeld at New York Dermatology board certified dermatologist is best known in giving his best in trying to make the patient happy. Dr. Rothfeld is best known for fixing other problems that other doctors could not.
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Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists in Manhattan, has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical,pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
New York Dermatology serves the following neighborhoods within New York (NY), which are in close proximity to our office:
Upper East Side Dermatology, Fifth Avenue Dermatology, Park Avenue Dermatology, Madison Avenue Dermatology, Upper West Side Dermatology, Midtown Dermatology, Lower East Side Dermatology,Chelsea Dermatology, Gramercy Park Dermatology, Murray Hill Dermatology, Greenwich Village Dermatology, East Village Dermatology, West Village Dermatology, Soho Dermatology, Tribeca Dermatology, Meatpacking District Dermatology, Sutton Place Dermatology, Wall Street Dermatology, Hells Kitchen Dermatology, and the boroughs of Brooklyn Dermatology , Bronx Dermatology, Queens Dermatology and Staten Island Dermatology.
Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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