To date, Dr. Kang feels that frexel laser is the most effective treatment with the shortest healing time possible for acne scar. Probably the hardest to treat skin condition is melasma, commonly seen in patients of Asian descent. It is dark, dusky patches of pigmentation, mostly seen in the zone between where the outer part of lower eyelid and check meet. The principle behind treating melasma is breaking down and removing the intensity of the melasma pigmentation without creating inflammatory changes which may actually worsen the pigments. The fractionated heat column technology of the Fraxel laser, can noticeably improve melasma, probably better than most other laser technology out there due to its ability to break down the pigment while creating minimal inflammatory process.
As the original fractional laser system, Fraxel treatment affects a fraction of skin at a time with thousands of microscopic laser columns—each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle. These laser columns penetrate the surface of the skin to create tiny wounds deep in the skin, which trigger the body’s natural healing process to remodel collagen and replace damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier skin. Meanwhile, since the laser columns treat only a fraction of tissue at a time, they leave the surrounding tissue intact. As a result, the skin heals much faster than if the entire area were treated at once.
With this fractional technology, Fraxel treatment improves the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, discoloration, and other signs of aging and sun-damaged skin. The technology delivers the optimal balance of dramatic results and little to no patient downtime—a combination that didn’t exist before Fraxel treatment.