Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive breakthrough treatment in which microscopic laser columns are directed at skin flaws, causing minute perforations in the treatment area, while leaving healthy surrounding tissue intact. The perforations trigger the patient’s natural collagen rebuilding process. This new collagen rejuvenates the skin - from erasing fine lines to diminishing age spots – resulting in an overall more youthful appearance. Improvements continue over time as new collagen continues to rebuild.
Fraxel treatment can correct a number of common skin issues, including:
Fraxel treatments typically last between 15 and 45 minutes. Performed in a doctor’s office, the procedure is not painful and does not require anesthesia. Another benefit to this procedure is that the downtime is minimal. Patients typically are a little pink and puffy for about four to five days following the procedure but are able to resume normal daily activities within 24 hours. Many say the sensation following treatment feels like a moderate sunburn. More than 800,000 patients worldwide have benefited from Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments.
Yes. In addition to Fraxel laser resurfacing, which delivers gentle energy deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, we offer ablative fractional skin resurfacing to treat more severe skin flaws. Also called fractionated or pixilated carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, this procedure delivers a more intense beam of light which vaporizes the surface layer of the skin. It is generally performed with anesthesia or sedation and entails a two to four-week recovery time.