The reality star recently confessed she uses Fraxel, a laser-based cosmetic procedure to maintain her amazing skin and fight off wrinkles! We spoke to two leading dermatologist who both agreed this is a great way to stay looking young!
Kim Kardashian, 31, is one of the most glamorous girls in Hollywood, so it’s no wonder she works hard to keep up her appearance. One look at the reality star and it’s undeniable — she has flawless skin!
In a recent interview with Oprah, the beauty revealed the secret to her porcelain, pore-free complexion: she get Fraxel. Kim said: ‘I’m like, girls, you should go get a Fraxel laser on your face. I’m really open about telling all my friends and my sisters what the best treatments are.’
We applaud Kim’s honesty and wanted to find out more about this treatment. “For someone like Kim who has good skin, Fraxel is an excellent way to prevent fine lines,” says Bruce Katz, M.D. director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York City. “Taking measures to prevent the signs of aging now will keep Kim from having to aggressively fight aging later in life.”
Debra Jaliman, board-certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules agrees: “Fraxel is great for surface scarring, minimizing wrinkles and evening out skin tone.” Dr. Jaliman also notes, there’s no downtime. “Side effects include mild redness and peeling, which can be covered with makeup,” she says.
Fraxel works by delivering pinholes of heat into the skin via laser. It gets rid of dead and damaged skin cells and encourages new collagen to form. The reason Fraxel has no down time is because the treatment leaves the areas of skin around the microscopic holes intact, says Dr. Katz. “And unlike lasers of the past, it doesn’t wipe out the entire surface of the skin,” he says.
The number of treatments needed varies depending on the patient’s skin type and the amount of sun damage or wrinkling they have. Since Kim already has great skin, Dr. Katz speculates she probably gets about 2 treatments per year. You can start Fraxel at various ages. “Teenagers, or those with acne scarring, get it, as well as older patients with sun damage or those who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. Jaliman.
Fraxel can range from about $600 for a small area of the face like the eyelids to $2,000 for the whole face.
HollywoodLifers, would YOU try Fraxel to stay younger looking like Kim? Sound off!
— Jennifer Tzeses
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