Procedures: Fraxel

Fraxel lasers are fractionated lasers that provide energy in a precisely controlled manner. We offer treatments with both ablative (re:pair) and non-ablative (re:store) devices.

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel.

Fraxel (repair) is an ablative fractionated laser that vaporizes tissue in a precisely controlled manner to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation. Recovery time is longer and can range from a few days to a few weeks. Ablative lasers are most useful for improving scarring, moderate wrinkles, severe sun damage, moderate skin laxity, mottled pigmentation and cosmetic tattoos.

Fraxel (restore dual)™ is a non-ablative fractionated laser that stimulates collagen growth in the skin resulting in a healthy glow, smoother texture and improved appearance. The laser energy produces a wound healing response without injuring the skin surface, allowing for a faster recovery time, typically 1-3 days. A series of non-ablative laser treatments can improve fine lines, mottled pigmentation, melasma, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores.

Treatment of fine lines around lips and enlarged pores on chin with Fraxel Restore Dual (one treatment, non-ablative):
fraxel dual one treatment lips Fraxel

Treatment of lines in eye area with Fraxel Repair (one treatment, ablative):
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Face treatment with Fraxel Clear and Brilliant (non-ablative):
clear and brilliant before and after Fraxel

Fraxel treatment of unwanted pigmentation such as sun spots, age spots and melasma:

Fraxel Restore Dual can be used to treat unwanted pigmentation. For instance,
Melasma on cheeks before and after one treatment with Fraxel Restore Dual laser:
melasma treatment with fraxel restore dual Fraxel

Brown spots on chest after one treatment with Fraxel Dual laser by Dr. Chapas:
fraxel chest before and after Fraxel

Brown spots on cheeks after one treatment with Fraxel Dual laser:
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Fraxel treatment of SCARS

Fraxel lasers can be used to treat unwanted scars. For instance, here is an example of treating scars after a facelift with the Fraxel repair laser:
fraxel facelift scar before and after Fraxel