Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fraxel is a non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, Melasma, discoloration and large pores. It works on all skin types and tones no matter your history or genetic makeup. It’s also FDA-approved as an ideal treatment for mild to severe skin conditions that often inhibit one’s ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

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How Fraxel Works

Fraxel works by stimulating the skin in order to reproduce new cells for a healthier, more vibrant appearance. With incredible precision, lasers pinpoint a large area of the skin’s surface in order to rid the body of damaged cells.

In a way, Fraxel “tricks” the skin into producing new skin cells for a fresher look. Fraxel is not recommended for treatment of more than 50 percent of the targeted area. This is because the remaining skin cells aide in the recovery of those undergoing treatment.

What To Expect

Like most laser treatments, results vary based on the severity of skin damage and number of treatments needed.

In general, clients can expect to experience:

  • Softer and brighter skin immediately after the procedure. They may also notice a more even skin tone.
  • More apparent changes in the skin’s appearance approximately three to six months after the date of treatment.

The procedure itself has been described as marginally painful. Any discomfort usually can be managed with the use of a numbing cream and bursts of cold air when the lasers are in use. There is no residual pain, although the effects may feel similar to a sunburn with light redness and swelling. It usually will dissipate within a few hours; however, the effects will vary from client to client depending largely upon sensitivity of the skin and severity of the treatment.

Dryness, redness and peeling can be combated with:

  • Gentle skin care products like Cetaphil or Dove
  • Sunscreen
  • Non-irritating moisturizers
  • Hats and other protective clothing items

On average, clients can expect to receive three to five Fraxel treatments every four to six weeks.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Interested in learning more about Fraxel? Contact us to determine if Fraxel is right for you. Dr. Parvin Mani will assess the condition of your skin along with your individual requests. If Fraxel is not right for you, the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic has a host of other skin care services to meet your needs.