Skin rejuvenation doesn’t have to be a hassle — If you’re interested in an anti-aging treatment that can treat a wide range of skin problems but doesn’t require surgery or constant injections, you may want to consider Photofraxel.

Located in Hanover MD, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland is committed to providing patients with the highest standard of cosmetic care. Contact us today for more information about our practice, or to schedule a consultation.

What is Photofraxel?

Photofraxel is a state-of-the-art aesthetic procedure that combines the benefits of both intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and erbium lasers into one effective treatment. It can be used to treat a broad range of skin conditions, and is capable of being used on nearly any area of the body.

How Does it Work?

Understanding the way that Photofraxel works requires an understanding both IPL therapy and erbium laser treatments, since photofraxel utilizes the strengths of each.

IPL — or intense pulsed light — therapy uses broadband light to restore and rejuvenate the skin. It does so by stimulating healing in the deepest layers of the skin while leaving the top layers unharmed. Erbium laser treatments work in much the same way, but use laser energy instead of broadband light to stimulate internal healing. Like IPL, erbium lasers leave the uppermost layer of skin largely unharmed. When combined, these two treatments trigger the creation of even more rejuvenating growth factors than either could do alone. while still proving to be safe and effective.

What are the Benefits of Photofraxel?

On their own, IPL and erbium laser skin resurfacing are treatments that give patients beautiful results. Together, they provide even more benefits then they each do when used alone. Photofraxel improves the overall look, feel, and texture of the skin that it is used on. It has the benefit of using your body’s own natural process of healing to stimulate rejuvenation, so you can look your best without invasive surgery or harmful chemicals.

Specific Benefits

  • Excessive redness.
  • Large pores.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Uneven skin tone or discoloration.
  • Age spots/Sun spots.
  • Lax Skin.
  • Stretch marks.
  • Scars.

Am I a Good Candidate?

While this procedure is safe for almost anyone, interested patients will need to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ashruf before undergoing treatment. During this appointment, Dr. Ashruf will take into account your cosmetic goals, medical history, and current state of health is order to make an overall assessment of your candidacy.

If you’re interested in receiving Photofraxel treatments and would like more information about them, contact us today.