The Frax 1550 is a fractional laser used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. It is the Nordlys-powered alternative to the popular Fraxel device.
Frax 1550 will slow down and even reverse the visible signs of skin aging, removing the age spots and leaving the skin looking fresher and less wrinkled. Even better, there is no significant down time – you can have a treatment and resume your day immediately.
The infrared laser energy emitted by Frax 1550 targets the water in your surface skin cells, vaporizing them. Fractional laser treatments are non-ablative. That’s because the laser beam is fractionated, or broken up into tiny fractions, which target only 25% to 40% of the skin, hastening your recovery time.
How does the Frax treatment work?
Frax 1550nm laser treatment works by creating very small, very controlled islands of heat damage, surrounded by healthy normal skin. When the body repairs this controlled damage, collagen in the whole of the treated area is replaced, reducing those fine lines, and leaving the skin fresher.
Which problems can be treated?
Let’s be clear, Frax 1550 treatment is not going to remove those deep “active” wrinkles. But it will reduce those fine lines (those caused by the sun, especially those around the eyes and lips, respond the best), deal with your pigment issues and improve pore size. It is never too late or too early to treat wrinkles once they are formed, after all prevention is better than cure. The treatment uses preprogrammed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion. Treatment is not limited to the face alone, so it is possible to treat damage on, neck, chest and arms as well.
How long does a treatment take?
Frax 1550 treatment normally involves the use of a local numbing cream, which is normally applied 30-60 minutes before treatment. Typically, the treatment procedure itself takes from 15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Is there any downtime?
The huge advantage of non-ablative laser resurfacing, contrary to ablative resurfacing, is that there is a minimal, if any post-recovery period. In other words low risk and rapid recovery. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, or use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided. There may be some redness post treatment, but this subsides within a few minutes following the treatment.
|Treatment Type||Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Scars, Wrinkles|
Maximum benefit is usually achieved with an average of 3 to 5 treatment sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart.
Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you're in the sun.
During the first 24 hours after a treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. Use a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.