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Fraxel Laser for Skin Resurfacing

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Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a technology that involves a laser to improve skin texture. It can treat a number of dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions such as, acne scars, fine lines, sun damage and pre-cancerous skin conditions like actinic keratosis.

Naheed Abbasi, M.D., is a Summit Medical Group board-certified dermatologist and Fraxel expert. “The laser has specific wavelengths that are effective against pigment; effective against, wrinkles and fine lines, and by selectively heating or manipulating those targets is able to improve certain aspects of the skin, without damaging the skin as a whole,” says Dr. Abbasi.

“Due to advancements in laser technology, the e non-invasive Fraxel Laser doesn’t cause excessive sun damage to the skin like some types of treatments,” she notes, “allowing for fast healing. Noticeable positive results can be achieved relatively quickly with minimal side effects, discomfort and downtime.”

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The number of treatments required to improve a particular problem in the skin can vary from as few as one to as many as six, depending on the problem being addressed. For example, superficial sun damage and brown spots can improve with as few as one or two treatments.

However, acne scaring will typically require more sessions, anywhere from three to six and the treatments are anywhere from four to six weeks apart and can be done over a period of four to twelve months.

The Fraxel laser can be used over the entire body. There is no limit to the number of treatments that a patient can get in one area, but often the results plateau after a certain point.

Patients typically experience pain with the Fraxel and we tell them to expect that,” advises Dr. Abbasi. “Patients find it uncomfortable, but no one finds it so uncomfortable that he or she is unable to sit through it. And fortunately, as soon as the treatment is over the pain is immediately diminished and patients leave within about fifteen minutes of the procedure feeling entirely comfortable.”

Downtime is typical and lasts anywhere from two to seven days, but is very variable by patient and by treatment itself. Dr. Abbasi explains to her patients to expect anywhere from two to four days of recovery time during which he/she might feel entirely normal, but maybe a little pinker and more swollen than is their baseline. And this improves day by day, very predictably.

Results last a variable amount of time depending on the problem being treated. For acne scarring the results can be permanent since the collagen remodeling can last for decades.

In contrast for sun damage the results are often more intermediate since brown spots and wrinkles appear with time even despite treatment on any given, at any given time, such that patients will often start to develop new fine lines or new brown spots months or years after the treatment that require another round of treatment if they so choose.

However, one can expect the results to last a minimum of many months and often many years.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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Livingston Lacrosse Senior Jason Scher Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

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Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

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Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
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Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

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Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

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Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Upcoming 2018 Spring SAT and ACT Courses

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

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Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Livingston High School Fitness & Wellness Center/Auxiliary Gym, Livingston

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Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

April 22, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing. The project is part of ...

Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

April 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Abilities Expo 2018 will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Livingston High School. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of resources, products, services and technologies for people with special needs – all under one roof. The Expo is co-sponsored by Livingston Public Schools and the Livingston Advisory ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

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I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...