Aug
2008

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing at Home - Reliant Technologies Develops New Anti-Aging Treatments

Laser skin resurfacing treatments are have become a popular anti-aging procedure for thousands of men and women that want to get rid of fine lines, plump up wrinkles and improve the overall texture and tone of facial skin. Fraxel Repair Laser systems are one of the most popular choices on the market, and are available at many cosmetic surgery and aesthetic centers across the country.  Reliant Technologies, Inc. has recently partnered with Philips to develop a home skin rejuvenation laser system that may deliver results similar to those found in an office setting.  T

he agreement was announced in August 2008, and “will combine Reliant’s expertise in developing innovative skin rejuvenation laser treatments with Philips’ design, marketing and global distribution capabilities, to provide consumers with home use skin care solutions that deliver safe and effective results” (Source: Reliant-Tech.com).

Consumers who want to enjoy the benefits of skin rejuvenation do have options in at-home devices, but results are often minimal. At-home solutions today include blue and red light therapy treatments that help tighten up the pores and increase collagen production; glycolic chemical peels that help strengthen skin fibers and provide deep exfoliation; and even home microdermabrasion kits that can buff away dead skin cells to create a smooth appearance and also increase collagen production. Laser systems have yet to reach the consumer market, and have long been administered only by licensed professionals. 

Key Benefits of Fraxel Repair Systems

The Fraxel family of products includes a few different types of laser systems that can help improve the skin immediately and promote faster healing.  Fraxel systems are designed to deliver a very targeted, fine laser to the skin’s surface and can be administered to several areas of the body.  Most people turn to Fraxel lasers to get rid of age spots, reduce the appearance of acne scars, improve the skin’s surface and increase collagen production so that wrinkles become less noticeable. 

According to Dr. Kevin Shaw, a plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida, the Fraxel Laser treatment is a safe, non-invasive anti aging procedure that can restore and rejuvenate the skin from inside out. 

Key benefits of the Fraxel laser include:

  • Minimal discomfort
  • No downtime – patients can resume regular activities immediately after treatment
  • Erases wrinkles around the eyes     
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Can be applied to the face, neck, chest and hands

Most people experience only light swelling and redness after Fraxel treatments, but the at-home device may be less powerful than the in-office system. Giving the booming anti-aging market a chance to use at-home devices for skincare may help many reduce the need for office treatments and save money for frequent treatments in the long-term. 

The partnership between Philips and Reliant Technologies will allow people to keep up with their Fraxel treatment regiment and even serve as a touch-up solution between treatments. Learn more about skin rejuvenation and laser resurfacing in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon to find out when the at-home Fraxel device will be available in your area.      

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