At Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in McLean, VA, Dr. Gocke offers the Fraxel® Modality of the Ellipse Laser Treatment system. Fraxel is a non-ablative fractional treatment used by professionals like Dr. Gocke to treat surfaces of the skin that have textural changes.
With more than 15 years of experience providing amazing results through cosmetic procedures, Dr. Gocke is at the top of his field and has been honored for his attention to patient safety. He works to stay educated and informed on the latest and most innovative technologies available.
What Are the Benefits of Fraxel?
The Fraxel Modality of the Ellipse Laser Treatment system works by creating very small and controlled areas of heat on the skin. As the skin is heated, the body is tricked into believing that the skin has been damaged; therefore, it responds by producing more collagen in order to repair the “damage.” Over time, thanks to increased collagen production, your treatment area will begin to appear smoother and firmer.
As we mentioned, Fraxel is a non-ablative laser. This means that patients who receive treatment with this device will heal faster than they would if an ablative laser was used. In fact, there is virtually no downtime associated with this treatment. The risk of side effects is very low, and many patients only need one or two treatments before they reach their desired cosmetic goals.*
Additionally, patients who choose treatment with Fraxel are left with improved skin pigmentation, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, a radiant appearance, and improvement in sun-damaged and scarred skin.
Is Fraxel Right for You?
The Fraxel Modality of the Ellipse Laser Treatment system is right for almost any age and skin type. If you desire to have younger-looking skin, call Dr. Gocke to schedule your initial consultation at his McLean office. During your appointment, he will be able to determine if this treatment option will best suit your needs and individual cosmetic goals.
In general, if you have any of the following skin concerns, Fraxel may be right for you:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Post-acne hyperpigmentation
- Traumatic scars
- Other surface scars
- Skin texture problems
- Age spots
- Brown sunspots
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Actinic keratosis
Patients who have active skin conditions or sensitive skin may not be good candidates for Fraxel treatment. But remember, the only way to know whether or not you could be considered a good candidate is if you talk to Dr. Gocke, one-on-one.
What Is the Cost of Fraxel?
Treatment with Fraxel will vary in price depending on the area or areas to be treated, and the degree of repair required. Every patient has different needs, so every treatment plan will be different. Dr. Gocke will customize the treatment plan based on the patient’s desired results. That is why it is important to visit Dr. Gocke for an initial consultation to find out what your specific cost will be for your Fraxel treatment needs.
What Is the Recovery from Fraxel Like?
To make patients as comfortable as possible during treatment, this modality includes SoftCool™ technology. Even so, when you leave Dr. Gocke’s office after your Fraxel treatment, your face may be red or sore, as though you have a slight sunburn. This is normal, and the redness will subside soon. After a day or two, your treated skin will begin to flake. Again, this is a good sign! It means your new smooth, healthy skin is working its way to the surface. Most patients will begin to see their results within a week.
Choose Dr. Gocke at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery for Your Fraxel Treatment
If you are ready for smoother, younger-looking skin, call Dr. Gocke today at his McLean, VA office. A member of his friendly team is waiting to help. Just call (703) 338-2805 to book your first visit!
*Individual results will vary.