Using A Fraxel Laser To Cure Seborrheic Keratosis
Fraxel laser which is also known as fractional phothermolysis is a piece of technology that uses lenses to break up laser energy into pinpoint microscopic beams of light. Minuscule areas of old epidermis cells are targeted by the laser beam leaving larger quantities of healthy skin tissue unscathed. The advantage of the fraxel laser technology is that it is able to remove the effects of dysfunctional melanocytes, the cells responsible for pigmentation and minimize the damage to other skin cells in the immediate area, hence the procedure heals quicker, is less painful and it is non invasive, compared with other traditional laser treatments.
The cells of the body have the capability of healing and reproducing themselves using a naturally cellular energy known as ATP or adenosine triphosphate. If the skin is damaged for example when one is suffering from seborrheic keratosis, adenosine triphosphate stimulates cell regeneration to heal and enable the restoration of the injured area. The rate at which the cells heal is determined by many factors like: the skin’s general condition, age, and poor nutrition. The purpose of this laser technology is to speed up the process of cell rejuvenation by committing controlled damage to the skin.
Advantages of using fraxel laser:
- Compared to traditional laser treatments, fraxel laser treatments do not go as deep the pain factor and recovery time is lower.
- The after effects of fraxel laser treatment are very mild compared to those of other surgery options. The treated areas may appear red/pink or fade to a bronze for a week or two.
- The patient does not have to “go under” since no general anesthesia is used; instead, a topical cream is applied locally to numb the specific area.
For a complete healing and rejuvenation of the skin cells, the sessions involved in the fraxel laser treatment are several and may run for a couple of months.
It is important to note that the melanocytes removed during the procedure protect the skin against absorbing harmful UVA and UVB rays hence the patient is advised to wear a hat or physically avoid the sunshine until the skin is completely healed in a few months. In the period of treatment, the patient’s skin may be prone to flaking because at this time the cells are working overtime to renew or repair layers removed by the laser.
Another important thing to note is that before such a procedure is performed the patient needs to speak to the physician so that the specialist can recommend the right treatment option for the individual’s skin’s condition. This is because not all victims of skin conditions like seborrheic keratosis have found relief with the fraxel laser technology.
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