Fractional Thinking is Not for Math Class

Fraxel Laser Treatment Houston TXIf you follow the aesthetic world at all, you’ve probably heard of the Fraxel® Laser. These lasers, introduced over 10 years ago, were the first “fractional” lasers. Fraxel® fractional skin resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive, and highly effective procedure that removes age spots and other unwanted pigmentation problems, smoothes acne or surgical scars, reduces wrinkles, and dramatically improves the tone and texture of your skin.

Dr. Kronberg offers Fraxel fractional skin resurfacing at her Houston practice to address your skin problems.

Ablative vs. non-ablative

In the past, there have been two kinds of available laser skin treatments for skin rejuvenation: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative treatments use high temperatures to vaporize unwanted tissue, usually on the epidermis. The problem is, these treatments have significant side effects and require lengthy recovery time. Non-ablative treatments haven’t had any of the side effects or the downtimes, but they have required numerous treatments to produce even modest results.

Fraxel laser treatments deliver the potency of ablative treatments but with the safety of non-ablative lasers. So, you get dramatic results without the downtime. That’s the beauty of fractional resurfacing.

Fraxel pioneered fractional lasers

It’s been over a decade since Fraxel® introduced the first truly fractional lasers. Since then over 800,000 people have been treated. The technology is advanced, but is easy to understand. In a Fraxel session, thousands of microscopic laser columns, each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle, are sent into the targeted skin. These columns of laser energy create microscopic wounds that trigger a “wound response” in the body. That response is to produce new collagen, the protein that is responsible for the skin’s underlying support and structure, to repair the perceived “injuries.”

This fractional treatment reverses many of the visible effects of aging. Fraxel® treatments at Dr. Kronberg’s are effective on:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles — like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring — acne and surgical scarring
  • Pigmentation — age spots, melasma, uneven tones
  • Sun damage — actinic keratosis pre-cancerous growths and other sun damage

Let’s put our Fraxel® technology to work rejuvenating your skin. Call Dr. Kronberg at (713) 771-8941 to make an appointment.

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