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Just had surgery? Find out what you can do for that ugly scar

posted in Fraxel Laser, Scars

Scars, especially those that mark the most visible areas of the body such as the face, arms and legs, can really impact our lives. You don’t have to live with the leftovers from your most recent surgery, which was probably hard enough to get over. Fraxel has revolutionized the treatment of acne scars, as well as wrinkles, surgical scars, melasma and other skin conditions.

This laser utilizes a wavelength that penetrates deep into the tissue to create tiny zones of micro-damage. The new damage stimulates a healing process, in which the body naturally creates new collagen and elastin that remodels the skin’s surface and leaves behind a smoother surface.

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein responsible for keeping the skin tight and smooth. Located in the dermis, the layer located just beneath the epidermis, collagen has the ability to partially reverse the aging process. One of the best and most effective tools for significantly decreasing surgical scars is the Fraxel laser.

Dr. Rokhsar worked alongside dermatologist, Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, and were the first physicians to introduce the clinical applications of the Fraxel laser technology. Dr. Rokhsar was involved in the development of the Fraxel laser in 2003 and designed many of the protocols for treatment currently in place. He has trained more physicians on the use of Fraxel laser for fractional resurfacing in the world than any other physician.

The laser works by treating microscopic sections of the skin at a time, stimulating collagen production, which creates a tighter and less wrinkled skin appearance. Collagen is the key, the more healthy collagen production is encouraged, the more youthful the skin appears to be.

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