Frax

Frax 1550 laser treatment is a nonsurgical cosmetic skin procedure commonly used to improve skin texture and correct skin irregularities and reverse the signs of aging.

Neroli Med Spa & Beauty Lounge in Charlottesville, VA offers Frax 1550 skin resurfacing treatments under the supervision of Dr. Robert Schmidt, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and we can prescribe a treatment plan to address your specific needs – repairing sun damage, correcting irregularities in the texture of your skin or improving skin texture and tone. Our medical spa specialists provide the highest quality care, paying careful attention to your aesthetic needs, safety, and comfortability to ensure a fulfilling experience. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discover your secret to younger-looking skin!

What Is Frax?

The Frax 1550 nm laser rejuvenates skin by delivering very small, very controlled bursts of heat energy only to the area being treated.1 This unique technology allows the pulse time and energy to be set independently to deliver controlled heat at the appropriate width and depth to meet individual needs.1 The heat stimulates the production of collagen, which will resurface the skin over time. And because the laser is rolled across the skin, the treatment takes a short time, the surface of the skin is left intact, and healing and recovery are quick.

When Can I Expect Results?

Frax laser treatment first results in a more even skin tone and overall improved complexion. Broken capillaries and redness due to skin conditions, such as Rosacea, can be resolved in one or two sessions. The reduction of age spots and liver spots, as well as hyperpigmentation from melasma, require multiple treatment sessions, the number depending on the depth of the skin condition. Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles by “filling” the skin from the inside out with new skin cells, after the old “zapped” cells have been destroyed and replaced, also requires multiple sessions, which vary in length and quantity. Scars, birth marks, and stretch marks are also reduced with continual treatment. All results are long-term to permanent. Ultimately, results will vary from person to person.

Is There Downtime?

No! Frax patients experience no post-treatment downtime, and may resume their schedules and normal activities immediately after their appointment. It is important to avoid tanning salons and self-tanning products before and during the treatment period, and it is recommended to reduce sun exposure during this time and for 30 days after treatment. You will get maximum results if you use a normal moisturizing cream before and after treatment.

After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days or use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided. And be sure to let
your healthcare provider know if you are prone to acne breakouts or cold sores.

How Many Frax Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, you will be offered a course of 3 treatments, but this will vary according to your needs. If you are darker-skinned, we may recommend to offer a longer course of gentler treatments. Pre-programmed settings for different skin types ensures a correct energy output for your complexion.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Frax?

Frax laser treatment patients range widely in age and skin condition. Patients with corrective goals commonly use Frax to reduce skin irregularities caused by sun damage. Hyperpigmentation, the technical term for skin discoloration, appears in the form of age spots and liver spots. Another form of hyperpigmentation is melasmas, caused by pregnancy or menopause. Frax patients also use the treatment to reduce the appearance of scars, birthmarks, and. stretch marks. Fine lines and wrinkles can be diminished with multiple sessions. Patients with younger, less problematic skin, who use treatment as more of a preventative anti-aging solution, generally seek an overall improved complexion by way of a more even skin tone, and the radiance of a “new” layer of skin cells.

Schedule Your Consultation!

Would you like to learn more about Frax and how Frax can help you rediscover younger-looking skin? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation! We can’t wait to hear from you!