Procedures: Ablative Laser Resurfacing
Dr. Chapas, Dr. Chwalek, Dr. Gmyrek and Dr. MacGregor are leading experts in applications of the Fraxel repair ablative laser and have a long track record of achieving impressive results.
Fraxel repair vaporizes tissue in a precisely controlled manner to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation and is most useful for improving scarring, moderate wrinkles, severe sun damage, moderate skin laxity, mottled pigmentation and cosmetic tattoos. Treatment is highly effective, however recovery time is longer and can range from a few days to a few weeks. When less intense treatment is required, non-ablative Fraxel Dual treatments can provide an appropriate alternative with much faster recovery.
Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel.
In the video below from dailyglow.com, Dr. Chapas explains what to expect in a typical treatment with a fractionated laser. This information applies to both ablative and non-ablative Fraxel treatments, although naturally the ablative ones may involve relatively more patient discomfort and require longer recovery times, typically several days or more than a week.
Here is an example of skin resurfacing with Fraxel Repair treatment of the area under the eyes to reduce fine lines:
Broad facial skin resurfacing with Fraxel Repair: