What is fraxel?
Fraxel is a laser resurfacing treatment that delivers the same impressive skin rejuvenation results as traditional laser resurfacing, but with little to no downtime.
This FDA-approved fractional laser treatment combines two lasers in one for a more customized approach to skincare.
From correcting uneven skin tone and pigmentation to softening scars, fine lines and wrinkles, Fraxel offers a gentle yet effective way to resurface your skin for a glowing, radiant look.
Is Fraxel Right for You?
There are a number of complexion concerns that can be improved with the help of Fraxel laser resurfacing:
Even after acne blemishes have long since cleared up, the evidence of a troubled complexion can remain behind for months or years.
If you have acne scars or hyperpigmentation and you no longer suffer from any active breakouts, Fraxel can help restore a more even skin tone and texture.
Age spots and wrinkles on the hands can make you feel like you look older than you do on the inside.
Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments can address both of these concerns.
Any darker pigmented age spots absorb the laser energy, then flake away as the skin underneath rejuvenates and renews.
At the same time, collagen production increases, allowing skin to regain a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Freckles & Age Spots
Both hyperpigmentation problems develop as the result of cumulative sun exposure, and both can be effectively faded with the help of Fraxel laser resurfacing.
Poor Skin Texture
Whether you’re struggling with enlarged pores or a dull-looking complexion, poor skin texture can be improved with the help of Fraxel.
Because laser resurfacing can treat multiple issues at the same time, Fraxel can be ideal for those men and women who have more than one concern they’d like to address.
Fraxel can be an excellent treatment option for scars on the skin, including stretch marks.
Laser resurfacing promotes collagen remodeling, which causes indented stretch marks to “fill in” after several sessions. After a series of treatments, stretch marks should look and feel much less noticeable.
Wrinkles Around Eyes & Brows
Laser resurfacing offers a longer-term solution to fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face than injectable wrinkle relaxers. As collagen production increases after your Fraxel treatment, skin firms and becomes more elastic. This helps fade wrinkles, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
Wrinkles on Lower Face
Two of the causes of wrinkles, particularly through the lower face, are collagen depletion and skin laxity.
Laser resurfacing treatments cause renewed collagen production, so your skin recovers a firmer, more youthful quality.
The increase in collagen softens existing wrinkles, while offering mild to moderate skin tightening. Fraxel is often used in combination with injectable fillers for wrinkles in the lower face.
Your Recovery & Results
You can expect minimal discomfort and downtime, typically on par with what you might notice after a sunburn.
Any redness or swelling should fade quickly, and you can return to your normal daily routine right away.
After laser resurfacing, it’s critical that you protect your treated skin from sun exposure. This helps prevent sun damage to delicate, healing skin, and also ensures that your results are long-lasting.
While many men and women see improvement in their complexion after only a single session, a series of treatments may be recommended for the best results.
Following your full treatment, you can expect to see more even skin tone, smoother skin texture and diminished lines, wrinkles and other imperfections, including scars and stretch marks.