Directly targeting the signs of aging and sun damage, Fraxel® offers patients a unique opportunity to improve scars and rough skin texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of brown spots – all in one dynamic treatment.
Utilizing microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin, Fraxel® expedites your body’s collagen remodeling process ultimately improving textural irregularities, smoothing rough and scarred areas, and decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fraxel’s patented non-ablative laser technology produces thousands of tiny columns of precisely wounded skin into the dermis – known as microthermal zones (MTZ) – breaking up scars, deeper pigment and skin damage. This removes damaged skin by “fractions” (i.e. there is normal skin between the wounded areas) allowing the skin to heal rapidly, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
Fraxel® has been cleared by the FDA for wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles), acne scars, surgical scars, age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions) melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose), actinic keratoses (scaly spots or patches on the top layer of skin), and skin resurfacing.
Most patients experience some swelling and redness following a Fraxel® treatment which may last up to 7 days. Some patients may experience peeling during this period as well. We advise all patients to wear proper sun protection and avoid direct sun exposure following treatment.
Your Skincredible provider will provide individualized recommendations for skin care and protection to both maximize your results and to minimize discomfort and complications.