1550 Laser (for lines and wrinkles or scarring)
Immediately after the Fraxel 1550 your skin will feel quite warm, like moderate sunburn, for 1 – 2 hours. Your skin will be quite pink, and this will persist for 3 – 4 days. Swelling is common after this treatment, particularly around the eye area. Using a couple of pillows when you sleep can help to reduce this. After 4 – 5 days your skin will shed, resulting in flaking similar to that of minor sunburn. The use of a moisturiser can help to mask this.
Sun avoidance and the use of sun protection is important, both during the healing phase and for several months after treatment. Makeup can be worn through the entire recovery. We use and recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup, which has unparalleled coverage, is safe to apply after laser treatment and contains a physical SPF 20.
Over the following weeks and months, the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues producing long lasting improvements and a healthy, youthful appearance. Between 1 and 5 treatments may be required, depending on the skin concern being treated and the individual response. If additional treatments are required, these are usually done 6 weeks apart.