(openPR) – Urban Medspa in Chico, California is pleased to announce the addition of Fraxel Laser treatments to their list of services. Fraxel is the leader in the area of fractional laser skin resurfacing.

Fraxel laser technology creates new skin from the inside out in a noninvasive, easily tolerated, safe treatment. As with all of their treatments, this is a nonablative treatment, involving very little or no downtime and minimal discomfort.

The Fraxel has FDA clearances for the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Age spots/sunspots
  • Acne scars and surgical scars
  • Melasma (mask of pregnancy) 
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Irregular texture

Under the epidermis–the top layer of the skin–is a network of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that keep the skin youthful and tight. But as we age and get more sun exposure, those proteins simply break down faster than the body can rebuild them. As a result, skin may start to show damage like wrinkles, lines or spots.

This is where Fraxel laser treatment can help. The Fraxel laser machine fires a laser beam which is then split into thousands of microscopic beams, producing tiny dot, or pixel-like treatment zones on the skin. These laser columns penetrate deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds, which trigger the body’s natural response system to heal those wounds. This process expedites the body’s remodeling of collagen and elastin, which results in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. This is how Fraxel treatment creates new skin from the inside out.

Just as important are the areas of skin that Fraxel treatment doesn’t touch. Because the treatment is so precise, the laser columns target only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This “fractional” treatment allows your body to heal the skin much faster than if the entire area were treated at once. In fact, skin cell regeneration begins within hours.

“The Fraxel treatments I had at Urban Medspa are the first thing that has ever worked on my melasma—I’ve struggled with it for years, and am thrilled with the results!,” according to one customer. Another said, “The Fraxel really didn’t hurt at all, and I didn’t have to miss any work. I love my new skin!”

The treatment of choice for fine lines, melasma and acne scars, Fraxel laser treatments involve minimal discomfort and usually no down time at all.

Urban Medspa offers skin consultations at no charge. Call, email, or visit the website for more information.

Urban Medspa offers medical spa services in a relaxed, contemporary, personal setting. Specializing in thermage, photofacials, laser hair removal, professional peels, facial treatments, and massage. Their team of highly skilled RN’s, licensed esthesticians, certified massage therapists, and makeup artist combine the expertise to provide procedures with proven benefits.