Fraxel Skin Resurfacing can treat Actinic Keratosis (AK), the most common pre-cancer that results from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. A 2013 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology helped to validate Fraxel for this purpose. AKs appear as dry, scaly, or crusty patches of skin. Because of their texture, AKs are easier to feel than see. The lesions are more commonly seen on the face, lips, ears, scalp, shoulders, neck, and the back of hands and forearms. While only a small percentage of AKs turn into skin cancer, the majority of squamous cell carcinomas start as AKs.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing creates microscopic zones of injury in the skin. The injury causes a wound healing that results in collagen production and photo rejuvenation. Fraxel is the treatment of choice because it effectively treats damage in the top layers of the epidermis where squamous cell carcinomas start.
If you’re looking for a treatment that treats pre-cancerous actinic keratosis or the cosmetic effects of aging and sun damage, Fraxel is the ideal treatment for you. It gets rid of potentially dangerous spots while making your skin look more youthful.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing will result in immediate and progressive results. Immediately after healing, which takes about a week, the surface of your skin will feel softer, and the skin tone becomes more even. Progressive results continue to appear between 3-6 months when the deeper layers of the skin heel and your skin feels more rejuvenated.