Our skin can be temperamental. As we age, it can lose its elasticity, become hard and crepey, and wrinkles will form. There are many skin care treatments to choose from nowadays, and it can be hard to determine which one is right for you. Fraxel is one of the more popular skin care treatments and although it may not be right for everyone, it could be right for you.

Over The Counter Skin Treatments Vs. Fraxel Treatment

What is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a laser skin resurfacing treatment that works on all skin types and colours. Using laser technology, your skin will become rejuvenated, making you look younger, fresher, and healthier. Fraxel improves the tone and texture of the skin and can get rid of brown spots and acne scars as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How does Fraxel work?

Fraxel is a non-invasive procedure (no stitches or surgery required) that pushes your skin to shed damaged layers and replace them with new skin. Basically, Fraxel speeds up your skin’s natural rejuvenation process by promoting the production of collagen. When the Fraxel laser penetrates the skin, it creates small microthermal zones that push your skin to get rid of damages like scarring and wrinkles. The lasers also help unclog your pores by triggering the release of dead skin cells and pushing your body to create healthy new ones.

Fraxel vs. over-the-counter treatments

In order to operate lasers for any skin resurfacing treatment, training and certification is required, and you have to visit a doctor’s office or skincare clinic to have the procedure done. In order to use over-the-counter skin treatments, you simply need to visit your pharmacy. However, over-counter-treatments, although they may be approved by Health Canada, may not yield any results. These products are created to treat generic skin conditions and often have no effect on more severe problems like acne scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines. Furthermore, with over-the-counter products, you may have an allergic reaction to some of the ingredients. Fraxel is tested on your skin prior to use to ensure that you will not have any issues with the treatment. It’s always best to consult your physician or cosmetic surgeon before using an over-the-counter skin care product, especially if you are looking to reduce the signs of aging and correct acne-related scarring.

At Cosmedical Rejuvenation, we are more than just a skin care clinic. Besides Fraxel, we offer Brazilian butt lifts, body contouring, liposuction, breast augmentation, and more. Please contact us today regarding any of our procedures. You deserve to look good and feel even better.