Key Laser Institute Introduces Newest Laser Treatment for Aging and Sun-Damaged SKin

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FRAXELÂ? Laser Treatment Erases Wrinkles and Age Spots Virtually Instantly

Dr. Douglas J. Key, founder of the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine, recently received the first Fraxel™ Laser treatment system in the Pacific Northwest from Reliant Technologies. This newest generation of non-invasive laser technology produces results similar to traditional laser skin resurfacing but without the long recovery time and uncomfortable side effects.  For the first time, not only the face, but the neck, chest and hands may be treated.

“Fraxel™ laser treatment represents a whole new method of skin repair. It rebuilds damaged skin pixel by pixel, spot by spot,” says Dr. Key, who is the first doctor in the Pacific Northwest to treat with the advanced laser system. “Think of your skin as a digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch-up. A photo is digitally altered, pixel-by-pixel.  That’s the scientific principle behind Fraxel™ laser treatment.  And the results are virtually instantaneous.”

Safe and effective, the Fraxel™ laser has been cleared by the FDA and has undergone extensive testing.  Dr. Key says that based on his early clinical experience, an effective treatment plan will requires three to five treatment sessions, spaced about one to two weeks apart.  Noticeable results are achieved after just one treatment.

“In our practice, we see impressive improvement in the skin’s texture of the neck and upper chest.  The treated skin is smooth, soft and looks very fresh. In fact, our patients are so thrilled with the results, they are telling their friends and family members, who are in turn calling to request Fraxel™ treatment for themselves.  This is a huge departure from patient experiences related to other resurfacing treatments,” notes Dr. Key.

Reliant Technologies scientists in Palo Alto, California developed the Fraxel™ laser system for skin repair.  Unlike traditional CO2 laser treatments that remove the top layer of skin, the Fraxel™ procedure treats the skin by producing patterns of tiny, microscopic laser ‘hits’, that are separated by corresponding areas of untreated, healthy tissue.  This is why the healing process is so fast; patients leave the office with only a reddish blush to their skin, which dissipates over the next several hours.

About Key Laser Institute

Aesthetic Medicine goes beyond “skin deep.”  As practiced at the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Douglas J. Key, Aesthetic Medicine brings together the most advanced understanding of the science of medical lasers, light and energy. The field of Aesthetic Medicine has more than 30 years of clinical experience developing new treatments that heal and prevent the signs of sun aging, including pre-cancerous changes of skin, rosaceal redness and unwanted pigmentation. At Key Institute, Dr. Key combines Thermage® and Gentle Lift™ to create Face Lifting without Surgery™, provides acne suppression beyond the typical use of antibiotics, offers precision body sculpting with ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and provides revolutionary leg vein treatments that were unthinkable even 10 years ago.  A published author, Dr. Key is one of the nation's leading authorities in the developing field and is often invited to lecture about his clinical work and research in Dermatology and to teach techniques to physicians throughout the United States and around the world. For more information on Fraxel Laser Treatment, visit or call 503-296-4980.

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Before and after treatment photos and patient testimonials are available upon request.

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