Laser treatments at Mickel Plastic Surgery can transform your skin using leading-edge technology. With more than 30 years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy Mickel, MD, FACS, is highly selective about the equipment he uses in his practice, and the Fraxel® laser is something he chose because it’s the best-in-class approach for both surface and deep skin enhancement. Call the Monroe, Louisiana, office or click on the online booking feature to arrange your consultation now.

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What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments improve your appearance using laser light that stimulates cellular healing. At Mickel Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mickel chose the Fraxel® laser because it provides impressive skin-renewing results as an office-based treatment.

When might I need laser treatments?

The Fraxel laser is the gold standard for treating:

  • Aging skin
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Eye-area wrinkles
  • Lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma (mask of pregnancy/hormonal pigmentation)
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Sun spots and age spots (pigmented lesions)
  • Enlarged pores

Many people who are unhappy with their skin have a variety of these issues simultaneously, and Fraxel laser treatments are an effective way to truly refresh your skin overall.

How do fractional laser treatments work?

Fractional laser treatments create thousands of microscopic columns in your skin while leaving the skin around those columns untouched. Fraxel is the original fractional laser treatment and is still the gold standard, with about a million treatments performed and an excellent safety record.

These tiny wounds induce a trauma response from your body. Your body’s healing process includes replacing old and damaged skin with fresh, glowing, and healthy new skin. Your body also makes collagen over time, which plumps up your skin and promotes firm and youthful skin.

Fully ablative lasers remove the entire top skin layer, so those lasers cause serious damage to the skin and require a far longer healing time. Fraxel achieves excellent results while only removing a fraction of your skin, so it’s a much easier way to get the results you want.

I’m having laser treatments. When will I see results?

Soon after your first treatment, you’ll notice softer, smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin. Collagen growth takes 3-6 months. As your deeper skin layers make collagen, you’ll see steady improvements.

How long do Fraxel laser treatment results last?

Fraxel can give you quite long-lasting results. Your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skin care regime all play a role in Fraxel longevity, and Mickel Plastic Surgery provides specific at-home maintenance recommendations to help you get the most from your laser treatments.

Fraxel laser treatments offer amazing skin improvements, and it takes just 20 minutes in the Mickel Plastic Surgery office. Call the office or book your consultation through the online feature now.

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