WHAT IS FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT?

Fraxel Laser Treatment is a fractional treatment that produces thousands of deep, tiny columns in your skin, called microthermal treatment zones. The treatment is fractional in that, instead of destroying entire layers of skin tissue, the Fractional Laser makes pinpoint island injuries in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact and healthy. Leaving healthy tissue makes healing faster and easier, whereas the pinpoint injury still has the desired effect of stimulating collagen in the deepest layers of the skin. As these thousands of little pinpoints heal, there is an overall contraction in the skin, reducing fine lines and making the skin appear tighter and smoother. Also, when the Fraxel Laser goes over a brown, sun damaged area of skin, the pinpoint injuries heal with normal colored skin cells, erasing the brown spot forever.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FRAXEL LASER TREATMENT?

Since Fractional Laser has the impact of an ablative laser delivered with the gentleness of a non-ablative treatment, healing time is significantly accelerated. There is minimal downtime, swelling or redness. A Fractional Laser treatment does not cause, raw skin, disfiguring laser burns or the waxy skin appearance that are risks of traditional, ablative laser resurfacing treatment. Make-up can be worn immediately following the procedure. Some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work and social obligations, the next day of treatment. Others require a little more time, depending upon their skin condition and treatment. During your consultation, your Laser Specialist will take the time to help you understand how Fraxel Laser Treatment will fit into your life style.

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HOW DOES THE FRAXEL 1927 LASER TREATMENT WORK?

As we age, the network of collagen and elastin fibers under the superficial layer of the skin known as the epidermis begins to break down faster than our bodies can repair these fibers. This can cause our skin to wrinkle and sag, resulting in that aging skin look. Also, older skin usually develops brown spots and uneven pigmentation, often as a result of exposure to sun.

The Fraxel 1927 Laser treatment delivers tiny, microscopic columns of laser light that go deep into the dermis, the layer that contains the collagen and elastin, which lies just under the eipdermis. The laser columns create tiny wounds that stimulate the body’s natural formation of collagen and elastin, which creates tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. The laser light only targets a fraction of the skin at a time so that the surrounding tissue is left untouched. This fractional process allows the skin to heal more quickly.

WHAT SKIN PROBLEMS CAN THE FRAXEL 1927 LASER REPAIR?

The Fraxel 1927 Laser is safe for all skin types and all body areas. Patients find the procedure to be comfortable since a topical anesthetic is applied before treatment, and a built in cooling device is used during and immediately post treatment. Patients can return to their regular routine within a day or two.

THE FRAXEL 1927 LASER IS EFFECTIVE IN TREATING:

-Wrinkles around the eyes

-Acne scars

-Surgical scars

-Age spots/sunspots

-Melasma

-Actinic Keratoses

THE BENEFITS OF THE NEW FRAXEL 1927 LASER SYSTEM FROM SOLTA MEDICAL?

-The Fraxel 1927 Laser offers an accelerated removal of pigment because the Thulium wavelength targets superficial skin layers.

-The procedure is more comfortable because of the built in cooling system during treatment.

-Multiple body areas can be treated in a single session.

CLEAR + BRILLIANT:

-Is safe, non-surgical and non-invasive

-Is a gentle, revolutionary treatment that fights the natural effects aging has on skin

-Helps improve tone and texture and gives skin a radiant, youthful glow

-Creates a more even skin canvas, with reduction in the appearance of pores

This is a perfect complement to individual beauty and lifestyle regimens. One Clear + Brilliant session* can leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you that “radiant glow” that comes from healthy, youthful skin. Multiple treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come.It is a revolutionary, gentle – laser treatment, clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin.

WHAT ARE THESE LASER TREATMENTS USED FOR?

-Rosacea

-Age spots (liver spots)

-Aging hands

-Unwanted hair

-Acne scars

-Aging facial skin

-Enlarged pores

-Visible blood vessels

-Unwanted freckles

-Sun damage

-Fine lines

-Birthmarks

WHAT IS IPL REJUVENATION LASER TREATMENT?

This involves a serious of treatments that apply a broad range of light pulses to improve the effects of aging, sun damage and rosacea.

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

The laser targets melanin, the pigment located in the hair follicle and shaft. The energy of the laser is absorbed by the darker cells of the follicle, heating and damaging it. This damage causes permanent destruction of many of the hair follicles. The energy passes through the lighter skin cells without harming them.

IS THE HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?

Yes, in most cases it is. The majority of people need 4-6 treatments for permanent hair reduction. Hair grows in cycles and the laser can only destroy active follicles. It cannot destroy the hair follicles that are lying dormant below the surface of the skin since these dormant follicles contain little pigment. Allowing the dormant follicles to go into their active stage and become susceptible to the laser, we schedule Laser Hair Removal visits 4 to 6 weeks apart.

NAIL FUNGUS LASER TREATMENT

Toenail fungus or fingernail fungus can be embarrassing, annoying and even painful. If your toenails have changed color, lifted or become thick, you have likely developed fungus of the Toenails. At Elysee, we help people throughout the Washington Metropolitan area get rid of nail fungus. Using a state-of-the-art laser with typically one to two 15 minute treatments, we can eliminate the pathogens that cause toenail fungus infection or fingernail fungus infection (Onychomycosis). Treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes, technicians use a noninvasive laser to eliminate fungus-causing pathogens beneath the nails. Typically, one to two treatments are sufficient to clear the infection. The procedure leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed, and the nail grows in clear over the next few months.

Signs of a fungal nail infection include nails that are:

  • Discolored (usually white or yellow)
  • Brittle
  • Crumbly, or have rough, jagged edges
  • Thick
  • Separated from the nail bed
  • Curled up or down, or are distorted in shape

You may also have pain or discomfort in the affected toes or fingers.

If your toenails have changed color, lifted or become thick, you have likely developed fungus of the Toenails.s