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Fraxel™ Cost-Effective Anti-aging Treatments

Acne Scar & Wrinkle Treatments in Toronto & GTA

What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin inflammatory disorder that occurs when oil, dead skin or bacteria block the pores of your skin. It causes pimples that can appear on the face, forehead, shoulders, chest, and upper back. Although acne is triggered by clogged pores, other contributing factors include hormonal imbalance, genetics, stress, and using greasy personal skin care products. It is more prevalent among teenagers, but it can also affect adults.

Acne can take different forms, which include:

  • Blackheads – Small, dark lesions that appear on the face and neck due to clogged hair follicles. These open bumps are filled with excess oil and dead skin.
  • Whiteheads – Unlike blackheads, whiteheads are closed bumps filled with oil and dead skin.
  • Papules – Small red or pink inflamed bumps
  • Pustules – While pustules look like whiteheads surrounded by red rings, these pimples contain pus and can cause acne scars if picked or scratched.
  • Fungal Acne – Caused by the development of excess yeast in the hair follicles. It can be itchy and inflamed.
  • Nodules – These are large and painful pimples that develop deep in your skin.
  • Cysts – Pus-filled pimples that can cause ice pick scars.

Acne Scar Treatment

Acne scars can plague a person for a lifetime. Many people try various products and procedures and never see results. We have good news for anyone seeking treatment for acne scars in Toronto: Fraxel™ is a safe, non-invasive procedure that visibly corrects imperfections and provides fresher, smoother and healthier skin. Whether you have scars, sun damage, wrinkles, or other signs of age, Fraxel™ offers a speedy recovery so you can quickly return to work or other activities with renewed skin—and renewed confidence.

Less aggressive acne scar treatments like Fraxel™ DUAL Re-store, or Fraxel™ Re-fine, can produce significant results for mild to moderately damaged skin and are spaced out over the course of 3 to 6 treatments.

What Are the Benefits of Fraxel™ Laser Treatment?

This new-generation laser skin resurfacing technology offers remarkable results in acne scar removal. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that has no significant downtime and side effects associated with traditional ablative acne scarring treatment methods.

It reduces the appearance of acne scars, removes skin imperfections and stimulates collagen production, a type of protein that promotes skin tightening for youthful, healthy-looking, firm skin. This non-invasive procedure is performed by one of our highly trained dermatologists in the comfort of our laser clinic. It works by creating micro-zones in the dermis where collagen is produced. Once the thick inner layer of the dermis is healed and the dead skin cells are removed, collagen rejuvenation occurs, helping improve the tone and elasticity of your skin.

Among the common amazing benefits of Fraxel laser technology include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Fine Lines on Cheeks, Eye Area, Neck, Décolletage
  • Furrows
  • Poor Skin Texture
  • Scars from Surgery or a Trauma
  • Acne Scarring
  • Sun-induced Redness
  • Melasma
  • Discoloration and Hyper
  • Pigmentations

How Does Fraxel™ Work?

The Fraxel™ treatment works by emitting thousands of very precise pinpoint columns of light that are absorbed by water molecules in the damaged collagen. This action allows the laser light to remove very fine portions of damaged skin, diminishing the look of scars, wrinkles, and uneven texture. Fraxel™ is “a fractional laser” in that it intensively treats tiny portions of skin without affecting any of the surrounding tissues. Such an approach is ideal for people seeking to reduce the appearance of acne breakouts and scars in Toronto. At Clarity Medspa we know that having a procedure done on your face is deeply personal; we provide a caring and professional environment for all our patients.

Are You a Good Candidate for Acne Scar Removal?

While Fraxel™ laser treatments help reduce visible acne scarring on your face, neck, chest, and back, there are certain factors that should be considered before undergoing the treatment. To be considered a good candidate for the treatment, you may need to consult one of our dermatologists to assess your skin, identify the scar type, and recommend the right treatment plan for scar tissue removal.

You may be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Pigmented Scars

Also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, pigmented scars are characterized by red, brown, or pink patches. They are the most common form of acne scarring, which lies in several layers under the skin. These scars are formed as the result of the inflammation and swelling. Acne scars can last for a few weeks and even years without fading. Prolonged sun exposure can worsen the appearance of the scars. 

The appearance of pigmented scars does not always diminish by itself or with chemical exfoliating products. While using makeup can help cover mild pigmented scars, large acne scars are more difficult to hide. 

  • Atrophic Scars

Rolling scars, ice pick scars, and boxcar scars are a type of atrophic scars. This type of acne scar is often characterized by depressions in the skin’s surface where acne has broken the hair follicle wall in your skin and inadequate collagen production during healing. Atrophic scarring may be what most people perceived as pit marks or craters on the face. 

Like pigmented scars, atrophic scars do not disappear on their own and can even get worse when the body does not produce enough collagen due to aging and changes in skin texture. Treating atrophic scars, especially deep scarring on the face, may require a thorough assessment and intervention from a dermatologist. 

  • Current Level of Acne

Patients should have no severe, active acne when undergoing laser skin resurfacing. Having active acne prevents the light from focusing on breaking up the scar tissue. 

Benefits of Fractional Technology

The Fraxel™ laser treatments promote the skin’s natural process of creating new, healthier tissue. Through controlled injuries (Fraxel creates micro-injuries), older/weak collagen in the skin is remodelled to create a stronger & smoother skin structure.

Causes of Wrinkles and Folds – How Fraxel Helps!

As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity. This can occur on the cheeks, around the eyes, on the forehead, and in the mouth area. The aging process occurs as our skin becomes depleted of natural substances such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which provide structure and volume. This combined with environmental factors such as a lifetime of exposure to sunlight, smoking, and stress contributes to the creation of wrinkles and folds.

How Much Does Fraxel™ Treatment Cost?

Every face is unique and for this reason, we highly recommend you contact us directly to determine the cost of Fraxel for your situation.

Book Your FREE Consultation

Find out if Fraxel™ is right for you! Call Clarity Medspa in Toronto and book a free Fraxel consultation: (416) 960-2222.