Fraxel is a nonsurgical way of treating aging skin and wrinkles, scarring such as after acne, and brown spots. It is skin resurfacing at its finest. Fraxel laser treatment helps your skin build its own collagen by creating microscopic laser columns that our skin then tries to “fill” naturally, truly amazing when you think about it. It has limited downtime and beautiful results. It can be used to focus on wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots and pigmentation, or areas of acne scarring.
Treatment regimens will, of course, vary by individual and what condition we are treating. Most patients will have 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the skin condition, we may suggest spacing treatment sessions further apart. Results are typically seen within weeks and optimal improvement is usually seen within 2-3 months. We want to optimize healing time as well as allow for new collagen to be developed.
You should not have Fraxel while having any amount of tan in the treatment area or if you are planning to be out in the sun after treatment.
Don’t be afraid to go for it – your future self will thank you for starting sooner! Fraxel is our best friend. 😉