Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses Fraxel laser treatment for pitted acne scars

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Dr. Schlessinger discusses pitted acne scars

Acne scarring of any kind can serve as a painful reminder of previous breakouts, and it can distract from otherwise healthy skin. Pitted scars, also known as depressed scars, come in many shapes and sizes. These scars are characterized by narrow, round or boxy depressions in the skin, and they often occur in clusters or patches. Pitted scars form when excessive inflammation occurs, causing a break in the follicle wall. The deeper the inflammation, the more likely there will be tissue loss, and a visible depression left behind on the skin.

Consult with a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Joel Schlessinger about scar treatment.

Pitted acne scarring will not fade away on its own. In order to successfully minimize its appearance, you will need to consult with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist to help determine the best course of treatment. Though there are no over-the-counter or prescription topical treatments known to effectively reduce the appearance of pitted scarring long-term, there are several professional procedures that can make a significant improvement.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends the Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment to help minimize acne scarring.

CO2 laser resurfacing has long been regarded as the gold standard for effectively treating a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, hyperpigmentation and scars. More recently, new developments in laser technology have made this option even safer for the treatment of acne scars.

Fraxel is a semi-ablative procedure that is founded on the skin’s natural healing processes. During the procedure, microscopic laser wounds are spaced evenly across the skin to help stimulate renewal and repair. This jumpstarts the production of healthy collagen so that instead of experiencing immediate results, Fraxel allows skin to continue to rejuvenate and improve in tone and texture over a period of about six months. Fraxel laser resurfacing also features a new delivery system that helps the laser’s tiny microbeams penetrate the skin while leaving healthy tissue behind. With healthy tissue intact, the healing process is expedited, and usually only one session is needed to produce visible results.

The best way to avoid pitted acne scars is to treat acne early on, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Even with advanced treatments like Fraxel, the results are not permanent, and there is no way to completely eradicate the appearance of deep pitted scars. The best way to avoid pitted acne scarring is to seek professional treatment for acne early, usually as a pre-teen or teen when the initial mild to moderate breakouts appear.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about treating pitted acne scars? Let us know in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses heat styling and hair loss

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Dr. Schlessinger discusses hair loss and heat styling

If you use hot tools to style your hair on a regular basis, you may have experienced dry, damaged hair. Though hair loss is not directly linked to heat styling, your curling irons and straighteners may be an incidental culprit in the long-run.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how heat styling may play a secondary role in hair damage and loss of volume.

The leading causes of hair loss are genetics and hormones, though environmental factors such as poor diet, frequent chemical treatments and heat styling can come into play. Using high temperatures to style hair on a regular basis can cause breakdown in the cuticle, the outermost part of the hair shaft that helps strengthen and protect it. The cuticle acts as the first line of defense against damage, and when it breaks down, the rest of the hair can become weak and dry. Split ends form, and hair may take on a rough, frizzy appearance.

Split ends may give the illusion of hair loss, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

When split ends travel up the hair shaft, hair can break off more easily at the root. Breakage close to the root may give the impression that hair is thinning or falling out, but hair breakage from heat styling is not the same as permanent or temporary hair loss, even if you technically may be losing density. Ceasing heat styling for an extended period of time is often the best solution for repairing damage and restoring hair to its natural luster. You can also help rehabilitate hair by adding a deep conditioning mask like Fekkai PRX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque to your routine one to two times a week. It’s important to keep in mind that repairing damaged hair takes time, and you’ll need to be patient to see results.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends hair care products from LovelySkin.com.

To minimize damage from heat styling, the most important thing you can do is keep it to a minimum. Save your curling irons and straighteners for special occasions only and opt for day-to-day styles that do not require heat. When you do use a styling tool, be sure it never goes above 350 degrees, or a low-medium setting. Some tools can reach over 410 degrees, which is far too hot to safely style hair. LovelySkin.com carries a variety of professional-quality tools to choose from. Also, never style wet hair. This can cause a blistering effect on the cuticle and lead to even more damage.

You should use a thermal protection product such as glo essentials Extreme Heat Protecting Serum whenever using hot tools. These formulas can help shield hair from damaging heat to an extent, however they should not be relied on as a long-term solution for keeping hair safe and healthy.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about hair loss and heat styling? Let us know in the comments.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses Teoxane products

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses Teoxane products

Teoxane offers a line of medical-grade cosmeceutical products that are specially designed to work synergistically with a variety of aesthetic procedures. The powerful formulas promote healing and allow you to maintain your anti-aging results.

Teoxane products contain high-quality hyaluronic acid, explains Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Hyaluronic acid is found in nearly all filler injections. It is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that is responsible for keeping the skin plump, firm and hydrated. As we age, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid, and skin becomes drier and more tired and deflated in appearance. When injected or applied topically, hyaluronic acid has the power to moisturize, plump and firm the skin, filling in folds and creases, and creating a smoother, more radiant appearance at the surface level.

Teoxane products contain the same patented hyaluronic acid used in the company’s range of Teosyal injectable fillers. It is the richest concentration available on the skin care market, and when applied topically, it can help prolong the results of fillers.

Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, or RHA, along with the Dermo-Restructuring Complex, make up the key ingredients in this prestigious skin care line. The Dermo-Restructuring Complex combines three antioxidants, eight amino acids, two minerals and vitamin B6 to help stimulate collagen production, protect the cells and facilitate healing.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends Teoxane products for those undergoing cosmetic procedures.

Teoxane products are perfect for those undergoing procedures such as filler injections, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and others. Since the products contain the same medical-quality hyaluronic acid as filler injections, they are a superior choice for maintaining results. Teoxane products are also gentle enough for those who struggle with skin disorders such as eczema and rosacea, and they are wonderful for anyone who would like to address aging concerns in general.

Try Teoxane RHA Serum from LovelySkin.com, owned and operated by Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Teoxane RHA Serum Fundamental Revitalizing Concentrate works with the skin’s natural renewal processes to help encourage cell turnover and tissue restructuring. It has the power to intensely hydrate the skin for an instant tightening effect and a visibly more youthful appearance. In clinical studies, patients experienced minimized skin fatigue in as little as 14 days. Applying just a few drops morning and evening will give the skin the boost of moisture, vitamins and antioxidants it needs to regain its glow and radiance.

Do you have a question for Dr. Joel Schlessinger about Teoxane products? Let us know in the comments section.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares a study that may explain common vampire and werewolf myths

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Joel Schlessinger MD shares a study that may explain common vampire and werewolf myths

Vampire and werewolf stories are popular all year long but during Halloween these stories become even more prevalent. The myths surrounding these creatures have been around for centuries but recently scientists have been studying whether or not these myths may be based on facts. Many believe that there may be an explanation for certain symptoms that are associated with vampires and werewolves. Professor David Dolphin from the University of British Columbia released a study that explains how these symptoms may be related to a group of disorders known as porphyria.

Joel Schlessinger MD explains porphyria, a rare genetic disorder.

Porphyria is any condition that causes a buildup of natural chemicals that produce porphyrin which is essential for the proper function of red blood cells. These conditions can affect the nervous system, organs and skin and the condition is usually passed down genetically. While we have a better understanding of porphyria today, many of the symptoms may have been difficult to explain hundreds of years ago when myths about vampires and werewolves became popular.

The symptoms of porphyria can vary widely, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Some symptoms of porphyria include red teeth, skin damage caused by sunlight, pale skin and light sensitivity, all symptoms that can be associated with vampires. Some studies also suggest that drinking blood may help alleviate some of these symptoms.

Some individuals with this condition also experience excessive hair growth. This symptom can be associated with myths surrounding werewolves who sprout hair all over themselves. While some mythical elements cannot be explain, such as a werewolf’s dislike of silver, it is easy to believe that stories were created to explain a disease that was unknown hundreds of years ago.

What do you think about the possible link between porphyria and these Halloween myths? Let us know in the comments!

Joel Schlessinger MD explains the link between deodorant and your skin

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Joel Schlessinger MD explains the link between deodorant and your skin

Sweating and odor are an issue that everyone deals with but thanks to deodorants and antiperspirants, most of us can keep this problem under control. While many people apply their products without a second thought, few think about how deodorants interact with their skin. Learn the link between antiperspirants and your skin and how these products protect against odor and wetness from Joel Schlessinger MD.

Deodorants work by combating bacteria while antiperspirants control wetness, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

While sweat is naturally odorless, the scent of body odor is caused by bacteria on the skin surface that interact with sweat. Deodorants contain antibacterial ingredients that reduce bacteria and eliminate odor but are not as effective against wetness. If odor is your main concern, choose a product such as Dr.Hauschka Deodorant Fresh with masking ingredients.

Antiperspirants work by clogging sweat glands with ingredients such as aluminum compounds. This prevents sweat and moisture as well as embarrassing sweat stains. Hydrosal Professional Deodorant/Antiperspirant controls excessive sweating with 15% aluminum chloride. You can apply this product anywhere on the body where you experience excessive sweating.

There is some research that suggests deodorants and antiperspirants may actually make odor worse because bacteria becomes resistant. Studies such as this may encourage some individuals to skip deodorant altogether. Joel Schlessinger MD, however, views this research somewhat skeptically.

“Despite this research,” says Joel Schlessinger MD, “antiperspirants should still play a huge role in most people’s regimens.”

Joel Schlessinger MD says that the skin on your underarms can be just as sensitive as anywhere else on your body.

Products with aluminum, especially at high concentrations, can irritate sensitive skin types. If you have sensitive skin, choose an aluminum-free formula such as Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant that will not cause irritation. Many antiperspirant products can also contain ingredients such as alcohol that effectively dry out the skin but also cause irritation. NUXE Men 24 Hour Protection Deodorant is free of aluminum salts and alcohol to prevent redness, inflammation and itching.

Questions for Joel Schlessinger MD? Let him know below in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how to properly shampoo and condition your hair

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains the right way to shampoo and condition hair

Shampooing and conditioning our hair is something we do so often that we probably don’t give it much thought. However, the right cleansing and conditioning techniques can make all the difference when it comes to achieving your healthiest head of hair. Next time you’re under the stream, incorporate Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s tips to get the most out of your products and routine.

Hot showers can cause hair to become dry and damaged, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Before wetting your hair, brush or comb it thoroughly. This will remove knots and tangles and make your hair much easier to manage post-shower. Next, massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers to loosen any buildup and debris, making it easier to cleanse away. You may shed 150-200 hairs a day if you shampoo daily. This number could increase if you wash your hair less. Though it may be alarming to see hair in your hand or comb, this isn’t cause for concern. If you suspect that you’re shedding more than normal, consult with your physician.

When you’re ready to turn on the water, it’s crucial to make sure that it doesn’t reach an overly hot temperature. “Hot water may feel relaxing, but it can strip the hair of its natural moisture, causing it to become dry, damaged and brittle,” says Dr. Schlessinger. Warm water is optimal for shampooing and conditioning, as it effectively removes oil and buildup without over-drying.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger stresses not to judge a shampoo’s quality by how much lather it produces.

Thoroughly saturate your hair by standing under the water for two to three minutes. Then, squeeze a quarter-sized amount of shampoo in your palm and begin to gently rub it over your scalp, working up a lather for about a minute. Note that a shampoo’s lathering capability has nothing to do with how well it is working to cleanse your hair. Lather differs between products and has to do with how much foaming agent a formula contains.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends conditioning only the bottom half of hair.

Rinse away all shampoo suds and gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair. Then apply a quarter-sized amount of conditioner to just the bottom half of your hair, focusing on the ends. Avoid applying conditioner directly on your scalp. The new hair growth at your roots doesn’t need nearly as much moisture as the older, dryer growth at the ends, and applying conditioner to your roots could leave them oily and unbalanced.

Leave the conditioner on your hair for two minutes before rinsing completely. Before you step out of the water, seal the cuticle with a blast of cold water. This helps protect hair from damage, minimize frizz and lock in shine.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and other dermatologists can help you determine how often to shampoo and condition your hair.

How often you’ll need to shampoo and condition your hair depends largely on your hair type, the condition of your hair and any treatments you’ve had. Though hair is normally shampooed every day, those with naturally dry or brittle hair may find that this strips hair of its natural oils and causes it to become frizzy. Some individuals with straight hair shampoo every other day or three to four times a week, while others with curly or aging hair only wash it every one to two weeks. If you need to go a long time between washes, you may experience a buildup of keratin on the scalp and subsequent itching. Dr. Schlessinger recommends a tar shampoo, like Tarsum Professional Shampoo, to help improve excessive buildup and itching. The medicated gel works to diminish redness, itching, flaking and irritation with a blend of proven ingredients.

Hair that has been colored, relaxed or permed is more brittle, so avoid shampooing the day after receiving a styling treatment. Dry shampoo can help absorb oil at the roots to add volume and keep your hair fresh between washes. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is suitable for all hair types. It contains protective ingredients to help clean the hair and soothe the scalp, making it great for balancing oil production and absorbing odors and impurities.

Try salon-quality shampoos and conditioners, selected by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, from LovelySkin.com.

LovelySkin.com offers a wide variety of shampoos and conditioners for every need and hair type. If you have significant allergies, Dr. Schlessinger recommends Free & Clear Shampoo and Free & Clear Conditioner. The formulas are free of harsh fragrances, preservatives, chemicals and dyes. Cleansing agents remove oil and product buildup from hair while calming ingredients hydrate and minimize breakage. Hair is left clean, balanced and smooth.

The TIGI Hair Reborn line uses advanced technology to help restore and revive dry, damaged, frizzy hair of every type. The different products are formulated for multiple levels of damage and help to strengthen hair for the future. One of our bestsellers, TIGI Hair Reborn Sublime Smooth Shampoo, helps to bind down the cuticle so that hair is shinier and easier to manage. The shampoo is color-safe and perfect for all hair types. Rene Furterer hair care features essential oils and plant extracts to naturally enhance your hair. These salon products are formulated to target specific needs and conditions like lifeless hair, flat hair and an oily scalp. Rene Furterer FORTICEA Stimulating Shampoo targets the scalp in order to improve hair strength and promote growth. Microbeads of essential oils help improve microcirculation to restore life to thinning hair.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about shampooing and conditioning? Let us know in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about tumescent liposuction

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Tumescent liposuction is a dermatologist-developed fat removal procedure that is regarded as the safest and most successful method of liposuction. In his latest Slideshare presentation, Dr. Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about the procedure, including what to expect from your short recovery period and results.

The tumescent liposuction procedure allows Dr. Joel Schlessinger and other physicians to remove fat easily.

Unlike traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction is a less invasive procedure that allows for the permanent removal of unwanted fat. During the procedure, large volumes of sterile salt water, local anesthesia and dilute epinephrine are introduced to the area being treated. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, temporary swelling occurs, and Dr. Schlessinger is able to easily remove fat through tiny cannulas no bigger than a sippy straw.

Small pockets of fat can be removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, flanks, chest, chin and neck. The best candidates for tumescent liposuction include those patients who maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but who still struggle with stubborn fat in common problem areas.

Tumescent liposuction allows for a quick recovery time, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

After your procedure, you’ll need to rest for a few hours and then gradually increase your activity level as you feel more comfortable. Most patients feel well enough to resume normal activity after one to five days. During your initial recovery period, you’ll need to wear a snug elastic dressing or body stocking over the treated areas. Dr. Schlessinger provides these free of charge to his patients.

The most common side effect that patients experience after tumescent liposuction is temporary swelling. Other side effects and complications are extremely rare.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains what to expect from your tumescent liposuction results.

While tumescent liposuction is a permanent fat removal procedure, results vary from person to person. It’s important to be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle once you’ve received the procedure to avoid the risk of gaining back fat. Though weight gain will not necessarily show in the areas previously treated with tumescent liposuction, it will likely be noticeable in surrounding areas.

Tumescent liposuction is not designed to remove large volumes of fat and should not be used to jumpstart a weight loss regimen. It is also not approved for removing or reducing the appearance of cellulite. While lose skin following tumescent liposuction is rare, dimples, stretch marks, scarring and cellulite may be accentuated. Dr. Schlessinger stresses that your skin will look the same as it would had you eliminated fat through diet and exercise.

It’s important to pick the right physician for your tumescent liposuction procedure, Dr. Joel Schlessinger stresses.

Your tumescent liposuction results depend largely on the experience, skillset and qualifications of the physician performing the procedure. Dr. Schlessinger trained extensively with Jeffry Klein, inventor of tumescent liposuction. He has performed over 3000 procedures at his Omaha clinic in the 20 years since he was first trained, making him the leading choice for your Midwest tumescent liposuction procedure.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about tumescent liposuction? Let us know in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger dicusses how to treat and prevent mosquito bites

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses mosquito bites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy spending summer evenings outdoors, then you’ve probably experienced a mosquito bite. Mosquito bites are the itchy bumps that appear after a female mosquito has punctured your skin to feed on your blood. As a mosquito begins to use its mouthparts to eat, it injects its saliva into your skin. The proteins in mosquito saliva cause an immune system reaction that then results in a bump or welt and mild to moderate itching.

Most mosquito bites are harmless, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Bumps could either appear minutes after the initial bite or they could take a day or two to manifest. They can be puffy and white or hard and reddish-brown. In some individuals, swelling, bruising or blistering can occur alongside mosquito bites, though this is rare.

The vast majority of mosquito bites are more of a nuisance than a medical concern and you won’t need to see a physician. However, mosquitos can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever, particularly in tropical parts of the world. If you seem to be experiencing flu-like symptoms associated with a mosquito bite, consult your physician immediately.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares tips to prevent mosquito bites.

Researchers continue to study why mosquitos seem to be attracted to certain people over others. Diet, blood type and naturally occurring chemicals and bacteria in the body could all play a key role. Though bites are sometimes difficult to avoid, you can still take precautionary measures to keep from being a mosquito magnet on your next hike.

An insect repellant is a great deterrent for hungry mosquitos. Spray all exposed areas of skin with a DEET-based product for the best protection.

Mosquitos often use vision to spot their next meal. Wearing blues, reds or blacks could make you more visible against the horizon. Choose light colors and wear pants, long sleeves, socks and a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection.

Use FixMySkin Healing Balms, developed by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, to treat mosquito bites.

For fast relief from the itching and redness associated with mosquito bites, choose FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone. This product penetrates deeply into the skin to moisturize and heal damaged cells with 1% hydrocortisone. The handy balm stick applies easier than creams and won’t melt in your pocket, purse or backpack.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about mosquito bites? Let us know in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about toenail fungus and athlete’s foot

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Fungal nail infections account for a large percentage of all nail conditions treated in dermatology clinics across the U.S. Dermatophytes, the most common type of fungus responsible for infecting toenails, is the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot on the skin of the feet. In his latest SlideShare presentation, Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.

Anyone can develop a toenail fungus, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Toenail fungus occurs when there is an overgrowth of fungi around or under the nail. This causes one or more nails to become brittle, misshapen and discolored. Fungi thrive in warm, dark, moist places. Shoes, particularly ill-fitting ones, often make a perfect environment for fungi to grow. You can also get a fungal infection from coming into direct contact or sharing personal items with someone with toenail fungus or athlete’s foot. Getting a pedicure from a salon that did not take proper sanitary measures between customers and walking barefoot at public pools and showers can put one at risk for fungal infections as well.

Though the elderly are more at risk to develop toenail fungus than other groups, anyone can develop an infection at any time. Other groups who are at risk include diabetics, those who struggle with chronic athlete’s foot, those with psoriasis and those with compromised immune systems.

Choose Zeasorb products, personally recommended by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, to treat athlete’s foot and stop toenail fungus.

Preventing toenail fungus could be as easy as treating athlete’s foot before it spreads. LovelySkin.com offers a selection of products to treat athlete’s foot that come personally selected and recommended by Dr. Schlessinger.

If you lead an active lifestyle, you’ll need Zeasorb Prevention Powder. This powder absorbs three times as much moisture as regular talcum powder to stop bacterial and fungal growth in its tracks. If you’ve already found yourself battling a case of athlete’s foot, try Zeasorb Antifungal Treatment Powder for Athlete’s Foot  to help cure it in as little as four weeks with 2% miconazole nitrate.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses ways to prevent toenail fungus.

With proper hygiene and a few precautionary measures, it’s easy to prevent athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. Keep your feet clean and dry. Wash them thoroughly every day and be sure they’re dry before putting on socks and shoes. Avoid cotton socks and shoes that are too tight or that don’t provide proper ventilation. Don’t share personal footwear or nail tools (including polishes), with others and always wear sandals or water shoes in public pools or showers.

Do you have a question for Dr. Joel Schlessinger about toenail fungus or athlete’s foot? Let us know in the comments section.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about Fraxel laser treatment

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

CO2 Laser resurfacing treatments have been available for decades now, but recent advancements have vastly improved patient experience, and most importantly, patient results. In his latest SlideShare presentation, Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses one such advanced laser treatment, Fraxel, a semi-ablative procedure based on the skin’s own healing response.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends Fraxel for any patient who would like to have smoother, tighter skin.

During the Fraxel procedure, microscopic laser wounds are spaced across the skin with a handheld scanner. Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top layer of skin so its natural rejuvenation process can repair and restore the complexion. This practice is actually very similar to aerating a lawn! A variety of different skin concerns can be addressed with Fraxel. Among these issues are fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, large pores and acne scarring. Almost any area of the body can be treated, but patients most often choose to treat the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs. The procedure can be used to delay more invasive surgery like a facelift.

Anyone who would like to achieve smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin without invasive surgery or an extended period of downtime is a great candidate for Fraxel.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains the differences between regular CO2 laser treatments and the Fraxel procedure.

The first CO2 treatments required anesthesia and the laser removed the entire top layer of skin. This resulted in a larger wound to heal and a much longer recovery time for patients. Risks for scarring, infection and changes in skin pigment were also increased.

With the Fraxel treatment, only topical anesthetic is required and patients receive microscopic wounds in their skin via high precision laser energy. The procedure itself is not painful. Rather than the weeks it takes to heal the whole top layer of skin, the recovery time for microscopic Fraxel wounds typically lasts just 5-7 days on average. Side effects are manageable and include moderate redness and swelling. Much better results are achieved over time and long-term risks are minimal.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his staff would be happy to consult with you about your Fraxel treatment.

To ensure you’re receiving the best care during your Fraxel experience, choose a qualified expert. Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon voted one of America’s Top Docs and one of the Best Doctors in America. He and his staff at Skin Specialists P.C. in Omaha would be happy to meet with you about your Fraxel procedure and help you decide on the best course of treatment for you and your needs.

Do you have any questions for Dr. Joel Schlessinger about Fraxel? Let us know in the comments section.