What can New Orleans area patients expect for results after Fraxel Restore treatment?By Dr. Mary Lupo
Many patients who consider Fraxel Restore understand that in order to maintain their results, they must take good care of their skin after their procedure. The healing process can take up to a week, but allows individuals the ability to enjoy better texture, tone and even color to their skin. It can also firm up the skin, reducing the signs of aging and allowing more youthful, radiant skin to show through.
In order to experience effective results, patients must take great care to protect their skin after the procedure. Immediately after treatment, patients may want to prevent swelling by keeping their head elevated, reduce warm skin with the application of ice packs, and moisturize the skin to avoid itching and tightness. Patients should also apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to shield the skin from sun’s rays, and keeping the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water is also highly recommended.
The next day, the skin may feel tight, so patients are urged to continue applying moisturizer. Swelling may be relieved with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and patients may notice an unusual grid-like texture on the skin as well as a rough, sandpaper feel. This is completely normal and is just a sign of the skin’s rejuvenation and healing process.
Over the next few days, patients may begin to notice their skin exfoliating, though this skin should not be picked or peeled off. Any peeling done well before the skin is ready can result in permanent scarring or discoloration. Letting the skin heal on its own is important and is highly encouraged for effective, long-term results from treatment.
Patients who want to learn more about Fraxel Restore are welcome to contact Dr. Mary Lupo of the New Orleans area and surrounding community. She is a board certified dermatologist who can explain the process from start to finish and provide patients with the information they need to make an educated decision regarding the health and wellness of their skin.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.