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Tis The Season For Fraxel

Tis The Season For Fraxel

Why so many Sydneysiders are now flocking for the treatment touted to provide complexion perfection.

Especially effective during winter when pigment cells in the skin aren’t as stimulated as during the warmer months, Fraxel Laser treatment bookings are currently booming in Australia.

Dr Josh Wall, Medical Director of Contour Clinics, says Fraxel Laser treatment is now among the most popular cosmetic laser procedures; with an increasing number of Australians flocking to fade freckles, melasma and signs of ageing from too much sun exposure.

“Visible signs of UV damage caused during the warmer months can be efficiently reduced this time of year in particular, when Fraxel can kickstart your skin’s inbuilt mechanisms to counter the adverse effects of melanin production,” explains Dr Josh Wall.

“Ever since its introduction, few technological advancements have transformed the beauty and wellness industry quite like Fraxel Laser therapy. It really is a game-changer but for optimal results, it’s absolutely imperative that the treatment is performed by a qualified clinician.

“We use the Fraxel Dual Laser at Contour Clinics. It features two lasers with different wavelengths in one device. One targets pigmentation and sun damage, while the other goes deeper to target wrinkles, texture and acne scarring,” he adds.

Internationally, it’s a stated favourite of celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, Courtney Cox and Trinny Woodall. In Australia, Bec Judd has recently declared herself a champion of Fraxel, as has social media influencer and personal trainer to the stars, Jono Castano, who counts Richard Branson and Rebel Wilson among his clients.

Non-invasive and typically requiring just 15-30 minutes to resurface the skin, Fraxel Laser treatment essentially creates micro-damage in a controlled environment to supercharge the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. It is widely considered a gold-standard skin resurfacing treatment for its efficacy in triggering the skin’s natural healing processes and requiring minimal downtime.

“Once collagen and elastin stores have been replenished and your skin is optimally structurally supported, you can enjoy the benefits of bright, even and youthful skin, before the return of summer and without its harshest UV rays interfering with both immediate recovery and long-term results,” says Dr Josh Wall.

TGA-approved and typically painless with just a mild sunburned feeling for an hour or so after the treatment, Fraxel may cause mild swelling and transient bruising which usually subsides within two-seven days.

A full-face Fraxel Laser treatment usually costs around AUD $599 per session. The number of treatment sessions required varies and largely depends on the main skin complaints of the individual but generally, three-five sessions spaced four weeks apart is commonly recommended.

Contour Clinics has facilities across Sydney and in Brisbane.

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