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Fraxel Laser

By DR. SHIRIN SAMIMI-FARD [email protected]

Dr. Shirin Samimi-Fard is a dermatologist at the German Medical Center in Carvoeiro. She speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, some French and Iranian.

Fraxel is a safe, non invasive treatment, effective on any part of the body and for all skin types with results you can see and feel.

How does Fraxel treatment work?

The technology behind Fraxel treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of miscroscopic areas of the skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing healthy skin.

Your personalised Fraxel treatment plan

Your skin is unique – your genetic, make up, lifestyle and personal history all contribute to how your skin looks and feels. With Fraxel treatment, your physician can develop a treatment plan tailored to your skin’s individual needs.

By design, Fraxel Treatment can target between approximately five to 50 per cent of the skin surface, leaving the remaining 50 to 95 per cent available to quickly heal the treatment areas.

Since Fraxel treatment is so precise, it is safe and effective on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face. You can expect two levels of results – immediate and progressive. Fraxel treatment was specifically engineered to give your physician complete treatment control, based on your particular needs.

What are the benefits of Fraxel treatment?

• Smoother, fresher looking skin.

• Improved tone and texture.

• Reduced wrinkles around the eyes.

• Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.

Has Fraxel treatment received FDA clearance?

The Fraxel laser has received FDA clearance for treating of the following:

Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles), age spots and sun spots (pigmented lesions), brown spots / pregnancy mask (melasma), acne scars and surgical scars, and skin resurfacing.

How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

Everyone’s skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just two to five sessions (depending on the indication). They are usually spaced two to six weeks apart.

Is Fraxel treatment painful?

Topical anaesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during or after the procedure to minimise discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having gotten too much sun. It usually disappears after one to three hours.

What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?

You will have some degree of redness and swelling. The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your particular healing characteristics. Other temporary side-effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance. You will be given specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment and how to minimise the side-effects.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you’re healing for at least three months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun.

How long do the effects of Fraxel treatments last?

It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is restored, continue to protect it as described above. For conditions such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.

Fraxel treatment can work wonders, but the first step is up to you. Life’s too short… look as good as you feel – ask your physician today for more details about the benefits Fraxel treatments can deliver for you.

Fraxel treatment is now exclusively available in the Algarve.

For more information please contact: Dr. Shirin Samimi-Fard,  Dermatologist at the German Medical Center  in Carvoeiro. Tel. Clinic: 282 356 925 /  963 770 589.