Fraxel

The Fraxel lasers are revolutionary non-invasive lasers for rejuvenation of the skin of the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and more. This means tighter skin with dramatic reversal of age spots, melasma, wrinkles, acne spots, loose skin and other signs of aging. People of any color can be treated, and recovery time is minimal.

The Fraxel lasers vaporize tiny micro-holes in the skin with a patented “smart headpiece” that calculates the exact number of pre-set micro-hole needed for the task. Because normal skin is left between the micro-holes, the laser can penetrate much deeper than ordinary lasers, for a more permanent result, and with less much downtime. Think of these micro-holes as tissue being removed from the face, thus tightening or “shrinking” skin of the face. Treatments usually take about 20 to 30 minutes.

The two newest Fraxel lasers are:

Re:store – a medium depth erbium Fraxel laser for reduction of fine lines, pigmentation and age spots, acne scars, and other signs of aging. The skin is tightened as well. It is also FDA approved for removal of certain precancerous lesions. Three to four treatments are usually required. A topical anesthetic cream is used.

Re:pair – a CO2 Fraxel laser for deeper penetration into the deep dermis. In addition, the CO2 emits more heat, tightening the elastin and collagen fibers as well as vaporizing up to 20% of the skin of the face for impressive tightening. It is also very effective for reducing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. One treatment is usually required, and recovery is about 3 days longer than the Re:store, according to the patient’s skin damage, goals and settings on the Fraxel.

What result can be expected from Fraxel treatments?

  • Reduced pore size
  • Improved acne scars, other scars and stretch marks.
  • Reduced or eliminated pigment abnormalities such as age spots or pregnancy mask
  • Less wrinkles such as crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth and virtually anywhere.
  • Tighter skin, especially with the Re:pair

The risks of the Fraxel are:

  • Hyperpigmentation (too much pigmentation) generally temporary
  • Hypopigmentation (loss of pigmentation) rare, but it is permanent
  • Fever blister, which can scar. We treat everyone with anti-virals to help avoid this.
  • Discomfort and scaly skin may occur for longer period of time.

Any type skin can be treated. Areas treated with the Fraxel are the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. Fraxel Laser Cost: $1,500

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