When you think about it, your skin takes quite a beating over the years. During your lifetime, your face is exposed to sunlight, harsh weather, cigarette smoke, layers of makeup or even that fast food meal you know you shouldn’t have eaten. Is it any wonder, then, that wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and other blemishes begin appearing as you grow older?

But have no fear – that’s what techniques like Fraxel laser treatment are for. Through the application of laser energy to the skin, the procedure addresses everything from acne and hyperpigmentation to sun damage.

“The perfect candidate for Fraxel laser is someone who is equally concerned about their appearance aesthetically and about the condition of their skin medically,” said Phillip Werschler, a clinical professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, quoted by Modern Medicine.

Some experts recommend undergoing Fraxel in combination with Thermage, a procedure in which radio frequency technology stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. Together, the two techniques work to firm and smooth while improving overall tone.

Treating yourself to a fresh, revitalized face can be as simple as talking to a laser cosmetic specialist at your local medical spa.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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