It is finally possible to do the previously impossible; there is now a great option available to shrink your pores. For years, it was thought that you were stuck with your enlarged pores. We now know that this just isn’t true. The Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment can decrease the size of your pores with a short series of treatments.
Dr. Schweiger explains that, “The Fraxel laser improves the appearance of enlarged pores by resurfacing the skin completely. The Fraxel laser pokes tiny, microscopic holes in the skin’s surface. This process stimulates the production of healthy collagen to fill in these areas and tighten the skin. The result of a series of Fraxel treatments is smoother, healthier skin, with smaller pores.”
Most patients require a series of four Fraxel laser treatments. The Fraxel laser treatments take approximately twenty minutes (most patients come to the office one hour prior to the treatment for application of a topical numbing cream.) You should plan for 2-3 days of downtime (similar to a very bad sunburn) after each treatment. Treatments are performed at 3-4 week intervals.
The Fraxel laser is used for treatment of many conditions, not only shrinking pore size. The Fraxel laser can be used to reduce acne scars, improve uneven pigmentation from melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, decrease the appearance of stretch marks and surgical scars, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Schweiger and his associates have years of experience using the Fraxel laser and can review the best treatment option for you during your initial consultation.