For over a decade, the Fraxel family of lasers has been a mainstay of skin rejuvenation treatments at SkinCare Physicians. These lasers are superb at improving fine lines and wrinkles, removing brown spots and pigmentation, and creating an overall improvement in skin texture and quality.
However, one of the limiting aspects of Fraxel laser treatments has been recovery, in some cases up to a week. Our patients are universally pleased with Fraxel results, but often comment that the procedure would be so much easier if we could only shorten the recovery time. Well, in our never ending quest to improve results while shortening recovery, SkinCare Physicians has developed a novel Fraxel protocol that reduces down-time to just a day or two: Fraxel Quick Recovery (FQR). Patients achieve the same impressive improvement with the new FQR treatment protocol, but recovery is shortened dramatically. Following FQR, patients experience mild redness, occasionally a bit of swelling, and the skin can take on a rough texture as it remodels for a few days. Most patients feel that they can put on makeup and be out of the house the day after treatment.
The key discovery made at SkinCare Physicians involves novel changes to the Fraxel laser settings we use to treat patients. Modifying just one parameter of the treatment protocol dramatically shortens recovery while preserving efficacy. On average, two FQR treatments have about the same efficacy as one traditional Fraxel. Importantly, the cost of one FQR treatment is approximately half that of traditional Fraxel laser treatments, allowing our patients to achieve similar effectiveness without additional expense, while benefitting from the shortened recovery time.
Please come see us to find out more about what this exciting new FQR program can do for your skin.