2007's Top Anti-Aging Breakthrough Now available in Metro Boston Fraxel RE: Pair Laser Takes Years Off the Face, Restoring Skin

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The Aesthetic Wellness Center in Westborough is the first physician's office in Massachusetts to offer the latest skin resurfacing laser, the Fraxel re: pairTM laser. Named by Web MD and New Beauty Magazine as one of the top beauty breakthroughs of 2007, this new laser quickly removes and eliminates aged and damaged skin without the prolonged downtime or adverse reactions reported with traditional bulk ablative resurfacing lasers (also known as CO2 lasers).

The Aesthetic Wellness Center is the first physician's office in Massachusetts to offer the latest skin resurfacing laser, the Fraxel re: pairTM laser. Named by Web MD and New Beauty Magazine as one of the top beauty breakthroughs of 2007, this new laser quickly removes and eliminates aged and damaged skin without the prolonged downtime or adverse reactions reported with traditional bulk ablative resurfacing lasers (also known as CO2 lasers). The Fraxel re:pair laser system is FDA cleared for fractional ablative treatment of wrinkles, rhytides, furrows, fine lines, textural irregularities, pigmented lesions and vascular dyschromia.

Through one single session treatment, the re: pair laser employs a new application technique that scans the skin in a computer-controlled pattern, allowing the physician to treat small portions of skin while leaving the surrounding areas intact. The treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen, the main component of healthy skin that breaks down over time. The result is smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.

Min S. Ahn, MD, FACS, facial plastic surgeon and medical director of the Aesthetic Wellness Center says he's excited about the results of patient studies using the Fraxel re: pair laser. "This may be the most technologically advanced anti-aging tool available today," he says. "The re: pair laser produces significant tissue tightening, wrinkle reduction and textural improvements to both the face and neck. Leading physicians throughout the country are reporting significant results," he adds.

"In my opinion, achieving such results in a single visit to the office--with little recovery time--constitutes a breakthrough in anti-aging."

Perhaps even more promising, Dr. Ahn says, is the idea that treating skin with lasers earlier on in the aging process--at around age 40-50--may actually slow or prevent the skin from breaking down and appearing wrinkled and saggy later on in life.

"If we can remove some of the skin at an earlier age and stimulate the growth of new collagen, we might actually slow down the aging process significantly, allowing us to have healthier, better looking skin later in our golden years," Ahn says. "That's a benefit worth talking more about."

The Fraxel re: pair laser has undergone extensive safety testing in the lab and out in the field. Recovery from Fraxel re: pair consists of an at home recovery for two-three days with redness, swelling, and possibly some crusting. After about five days, patients can return to their normal activities with mild to moderate redness that can be covered with makeup. A single treatment is all that's needed. The cost ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 per treatment.

In addition to the latest Fraxel laser, the Aesthetic Wellness Center offers a comprehensive array of surgical and non-surgical solutions that enhance and revitalize natural beauty including physician strength peels, rejuvenating facials, Botox and the injectable filler Juvederm for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, laser hair removal, minimally invasive facial plastic surgery and more. Established by Dr. Ahn in 2004, The Aesthetic Wellness Center is known for its use of cutting-edge techniques that produce exceptional results. Located in a brand-new facility at 2 Connector Road in Westborough, the deluxe medical spa is a welcome addition to the MetroWest suburbs.

For more information on the Aesthetic Wellness Center and Dr. Ahn, visit awcenter.com or call 508-366-2020.

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