Thermafrax is a procedure that combines the benefits of Thermage™ (a procedure that helps to smooth and tighten your skin for an overall younger, natural looking appearance without injections or surgery) and Fraxel (a specific type of laser treatment that reduces the visual appearance of sunspots, stress, and fatigue by eliminating old, damaged skin cells).

What should I expect from a Thermafrax procedure?

As we age the collagen in our skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage™ uses radio frequency to safely heat the deeper layers of our skin, which in turn stimulates existing collagen and promotes new collagen growth for a younger looking appearance.

 

 

Once the Thermage portion of the treatment is complete, we immediately start the Fraxel. Fraxel laser treatment uses pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate damaged skin cells and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. A thin layer of gel is applied to the skin and the Fraxel handpiece is guided gently over the skin in a series of overlapping strokes. By simultaneously targeting thousands of microscopic areas of skin with a single beam of light, Fraxel laser treatment helps you quickly rejuvenate your appearance with fresh, glowing healthy skin.

 

 

While only one Thermage treatment is required; three Fraxel treatments, spaced one month apart, are performed to obtain the desired results.

Are there any side effects?

After the treatment most patients report feeling similar to having gotten too much sun. This usually disappears in 1-3 hours. Redness and swelling can persist for 3-5 days. After a couple of days your skin will have a bronze look to it and begin minor peeling and flaking. Peeling is the skin’s way of getting rid of the old damaged skin cells. The effects continue to improve for up to six months following a single treatment. You will love your new skin!

What are the benefits of Thermafrax?

  • Smoother fresher looking skin
  • Improved texture and tone
  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Improved age and sun spots (pigmented lesions)
  • Softening of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, eyes and forehead
  • Tightening of saggy skin

 

If you think that Thermafrax is right for you, contact us at LaZure for a consultation. We love to help you achieve your skin goals!