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by BTM

Wed, 05 September 2018

Skin Restoration

Bahrain Specialist Hospital dermatology specialist, Dr Anitta Sara Thampi, MBBS, MD, explains fraxel laser therapy.

Acne scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, enlarged pores and wrinkles have been a challenge for dermatologists to treat and this issue has proved to be an area of concern with populations of all skin types.

Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing is an FDA-approved fractional laser technology to help restore your skin to its original, perfect texture and achieves smoother, fresher, younger looking skin, improved tone and texture, smaller pores, erasing of unwanted brown spots, acne scars and surgical scars and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Fraxel is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that tricks your skin into creating new skin to replace the damaged or targeted areas, resulting in natural skin rejuvenation that takes years off your appearance. 
How Fraxel lasers work is as revolutionary as the results that the treatment delivers. It targets both the epidermis and dermis. Dermatologists are able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. This fractional treatment results in a faster healing process.

You can expect two levels of results – immediate and progressive. Immediately after the initial healing is complete, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and the tone will start to become even. Progressive results occur over the next three to six months, as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.
The number of sessions depends entirely on your skin type, the condition being treated and how your skin responds. Studies have shown that the best results are achieved with three to five sessions, with each one carried out four weeks apart.

Patients are prepared for the procedure with an application of topical anaesthetic cream. Post procedure, they are advised to follow strict sun protection, moisturise and to avoid use of any bleaching creams, scrubs or strong exfoliating creams.

Following the procedure, patients may encounter redness and swelling, which may vary with the intensity of the procedure. This will resolve over a few days, as the skin requires time to heal. Some patients of specific skin types may, in rare cases, encounter post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Fraxel laser therapy is offered at Bahrain Specialist hospital and for any further queries, you can contact the Department of Dermatology.

 Call 17 812-000 or email anitta.thampi@bsh.com.bh

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