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Fraxel is a popular treatment amongst Ottawa patients at our practice and rightfully so. The treatment is a non-ablative method to resurface the skin, without taking off a full layer. So why consider treatment in the fall and winter months?

Compared to ablative techniques such as dermabrasion and laser resurfacing, Fraxel prompts the skin to remodel itself without severely disrupting surface tissues. This equates to Fraxel treatments helping patients looking to rejuvenate their skin in a more comfortable manner. The Fraxel laser is effective in treating most of the signs of sun damage.

What can Fraxel do? Below are some of the following skin conditions Fraxel addresses:

  • Acne scars
  • Brown spots
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Dilated pores
  • Age spots
  • Dry or rough spots

How does it work? The treatment uses tiny pulses of laser energy that penetrate deep into the epidermis and dermis. The columns of laser destroy dead skin cells and stimulate deeper layers of collagen to become more active. The deeper skin tissue begins to reinforce itself, gradually creating a smoother facial appearance.

Now that we are getting into the colder months, it is a great time to consider erasing sun damage and revealing our best faces!

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