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The Benefits of Fraxel 1927 For Treating Actinic Keratosis

The Benefits of Fraxel 1927 For Treating Actinic Keratosis

Fraxel 1927 is a non-invasive, laser therapy that targets the effects of aging on your face such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Without the need for injections or surgery, the procedure often has minimal downtime. This means that you can get straight back to the activities of your daily life without a long recovery period.

Fraxel 1927 stimulates collagen production in your skin’s dermis, reinvigorating the cells. This proven therapy uses light energy to smooth your skin, leaving you with a refreshed beauty. It visibly reduces unwanted blemishes, existing scars, and undesirable facial lines. Fraxel Laser Therapy is especially effective in treating the rough, scaly skin associated with the pre-cancerous condition, actinic keratosis. Discover the benefits of Fraxel 1927 for treating actinic keratosis. 

Fraxel 1927 For Actinic Keratosis 

Actinic keratosis, or solar keratosis, is common in people who have a history of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Patients normally present with actinic keratosis lesions later in life, often due to years of sun or tanning bed exposure. Usually, the rough, dry, scaly patches appear as flat to slightly raised spots on the top layer of the skin, less than 1 inch in diameter. The colour may range from pink to red to brown, and the lesions have a hard, wart-like surface. The patches generally occur on sun-exposed areas of the neck, head, hands, and forearms, and can itch, burn, bleed, or crust. Actinic keratosis can be treated effectively when detected early, however, if left untreated, the risk of the spots turning to squamous cell carcinoma increases significantly. Read more about The Causes And Symptoms Of Actinic Keratosis.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Therapy For Actinic Keratosis
When you stimulate the rapid growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out, you are harnessing the natural healing power of your body.  Non-ablative lasers, such as Fraxel 1927, are considered non-wounding, since they work by heating up the affected tissue, without destroying it. You can achieve dramatic results with the Fraxel laser treatment because it impacts both the epidermis (top layer and dermis (middle layer) of your skin. With actinic keratosis, treating both layers reduces the possibility of new, abnormal cells recurring in 1 to 2 years.

The Fraxel system has an integrated cooling feature to ease any potential discomfort you might feel during your treatment session. Fraxel Laser Therapy has been approved by Health Canada as a treatment for actinic keratosis, as well as wrinkles, surgical scars, acne marks, melasma, and more. The benefits are numerous. Fraxel 1927 therapy is:

  • Clinically-proven as a safe and effective skin treatment.
  • Non-invasive/non-ablative, or in other words, ‘non-wounding’.
  • A sustainable approach to an anti-aging regimen.
  • Subtle in effect and is a gentle process that is quick to heal.
  • Effective! You can see results in as little as 1 - 3 weeks, and even after just one treatment.


Treat Your Actinic Keratosis At Okanagan Skin Care Centre 

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we believe that skin health is key to aging well. Although actinic keratosis is considered a pre-cancerous skin condition, it is extremely treatable. At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we provide technologically advanced treatments that can treat and help to heal actinic keratosis. We analyze your skin to create customized Fraxel Laser Therapy treatments. Whether you are looking for rapid anti-aging results, or you want to eliminate existing scars for smoother looking skin, our treatments offer the glowing, healthy appearance you want.

Okanagan Skin Care Centre offers other actinic keratosis treatment options such as Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy (Blu-U), which targets lesions with light therapy along with an application of Levulan (aminole­vulinic acid). Book a consultation today with one of our expert dermatologists, nurses, or skin care specialists by calling (250) 868-9290 or through our contact form.



Q:  Is Fraxel Laser Therapy right for me?
A: One of the greatest benefits of Fraxel Laser Therapy is that it can be used safely on all skin types and colours. However, every individual patient’s skin is unique and there are many factors that will contribute to how your skin looks and feels after a Fraxel treatment, including your:

  • Genetic makeup
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Personal and family history

Book your free consultation to determine if Fraxel 1927 treatment is ideal for you.

Q: What can I expect after a Fraxel 1927 treatment?
A: In most cases, our patients experience some redness and mild swelling for the first few days post-treatment. This will be followed by some exfoliation of the outermost layer of your skin as your skin cells begin to heal and rejuvenate, revealing a smoother, healthier, and newer skin surface 1-3 weeks after your treatment.

After these treatments, you may be advised to: 

  • Stay out of the sun/bright light for 24 hours
  • Take extreme care when washing your skin
  • Apply sunblock with at least an SPF 30 rating for 7-10 days

Q: How many treatments will I need for my actinic keratosis?
A: The number of Fraxel laser treatments required varies from patient to patient, but optimal results are seen with at least 2 to 5 treatments. The duration of the Fraxel laser treatment varies depending on the size, location and condition of the affected area and one session can last anywhere from 15-45 minutes.

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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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