Prior to the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Fraxel laser treatments produce thousands of tiny, yet deep columns of treatment in your skin known as microthermal treatments zones (MTZ). This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves untouched.
For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This “fractional” treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy and tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.