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4 Things You Must Do Before a Fraxel Laser Treatment

Are you considering a fraxel laser therapy treatment for younger looking and more vibrant skin? Here are 4 steps you must take to prepare yourself for this cosmetic procedure.

Fraxel laser therapy is an innovative cosmetic treatment that resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new and healthy skin cells from the inside out. It has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for a range of concerns, including wrinkles, acne scars, actinic keratoses and more.

Some of the great benefits of Fraxel laser therapy include:

  • No surgery or injections are required.
  • It comes with integrated cooling for ultimate patient comfort.
  • You get great results in just one treatment.
  • There is no downtime.
  • You can return to your normal activities straight away.
  • Natural looking and long-lasting results


Customized Fraxel Laser Therapy Treatments in Kelowna

At our Kelowna skin clinic, our team uses the advanced VISIA Digital Skin Analysis to create fully tailored Fraxel Laser Therapy treatments for our clients. Whether you are looking for quick and natural anti-aging results, or you want to eliminate acne scars for smoother looking skin, our wide range of cosmetic treatments can give you the young and vibrant appearance you desire.

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4 Steps to Preparing For Your Fraxel Laser Treatment

Do you have any unwanted wrinkles, age spots, or scars you want to eliminate? Then a Fraxel laser therapy treatment might be right for you! While this type of laser skin resurfacing is very gentle, it does require some preparation beforehand to improve your results.

Here are 4 steps you should take to ensure the best Fraxel treatment results:

1. Book a Consultation

The first thing you should do when considering this cosmetic treatment is to schedule a consultation with an esthetician. This appointment is very important because it will allow:

  • You to learn what to expect from Fraxel
  • You to understand if this treatment will help correct the issues that bother you
  • Your esthetician know if you have any medical conditions that might prevent you from having Fraxel
  • Whether or not certain precautions must be taken. For example, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you might want to postpone the treatment.

It’s important to be very open and honest with your esthetician during this consultation about your medical history and lifestyle. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, you should raise them during this appointment.



2. Stop Smoking

Your esthetician will advise that you stop smoking prior to your Fraxel treatment. You should avoid any type of tobacco products that contain nicotine a few weeks before the procedure. There are a few reasons for this, including:

  • Smoking increases your risk of treatment complications.
  • It interferes with your blood flow.
  • Smoking contributes to the signs of aging you are trying to fight, resulting in less than satisfactory results.

Did You Know: Smoking is one of the main causes of wrinkling and other signs of premature aging on the skin. Quitting smoking will not only greatly improve your health, but it will also lead to vibrant and more youthful looking skin.

3. Stay Out of the Sun

You should try to avoid the sun as much as possible before your Fraxel treatment. It’s not just the aging effects of the sun you want to avoid, but also the tanning effects. It’s recommended that you don’t tan for a few weeks before your Fraxel treatment.

Why? Tanned skin can be more difficult to treat because there is a greater risk for hyperpigmentation happening with the laser treatment.

What You Need to Do

Make sure to minimize sun exposure and wear sunscreen whenever you go outside. You should wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 after your treatment to protect your skin and improve your results.

4. Prepare For Your Fraxel Post-Treatment Care

Along with avoiding certain things before your treatment, it’s a good idea to prepare for your recovery period after the treatment. While the discomfort afterwards is fairly mild, similar to a sunburn, you may want to stock up on painkillers and take a couple of days off work.

You may also want to:

  • Have a family member or friend drive you home after the treatment. While you won’t be given a sedative, you might not feel up to driving after the treatment.
  • Take care of as many errands beforehand so you can return home and relax.

Remember, recovering well from your Fraxel treatment is very important in achieving the safest and most satisfactory results.


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To find out more about our customized Fraxel laser therapy treatments and how our estheticians can help develop customized procedures to help you achieve the best and safest aesthetic results, visit our Kelowna clinic today at 304 - 3320 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9290 orbook a consultation online.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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