Fraxel is a popular treatment amongst Ottawa patients at our practice and rightfully so. The treatment is a non-ablative method to resurface the skin, without taking off a full layer. So why consider treatment in the fall and winter months?
Compared to ablative techniques such as dermabrasion and laser resurfacing, Fraxel prompts the skin to remodel itself without severely disrupting surface tissues. This equates to Fraxel treatments helping patients looking to rejuvenate their skin in a more comfortable manner. The Fraxel laser is effective in treating most of the signs of sun damage.
What can Fraxel do? Below are some of the following skin conditions Fraxel addresses:
- Acne scars
- Brown spots
- Fine wrinkles
- Deep wrinkles
- Dilated pores
- Age spots
- Dry or rough spots
How does it work? The treatment uses tiny pulses of laser energy that penetrate deep into the epidermis and dermis. The columns of laser destroy dead skin cells and stimulate deeper layers of collagen to become more active. The deeper skin tissue begins to reinforce itself, gradually creating a smoother facial appearance.
Now that we are getting into the colder months, it is a great time to consider erasing sun damage and revealing our best faces!
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.