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Fraxel Laser Q&A


We are proud to now offer a new laser skin rejuvenation treatment to our patients! The Fraxel Laser provides solutions for patients with many different skin concerns. Dr. Deborah Yu is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in non-surgical procedures including injectables and laser treatments. She is excited to help her patients reach their aesthetic goals by using this new, state-of-the-art device.

Q: What is the Fraxel Laser?
A: The Fraxel Laser is the first non-ablative, fractional skin resurfacing device.

Q: What skin concerns does Fraxel treat?
A: This laser treatment improves tone and texture. It is great for aging, sun-damaged or scarred skin by reducing brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne and surgical scars. Following the treatment, patients can enjoy fresher, more youthful-looking skin.

Q: Who is this treatment right for?
A: Fraxel is great for all skin types. It is a popular option for patients who want to look younger without dramatic changes or extended downtime.

Q: How does the laser work?
A: This laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. Because the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel treatment works to resurface your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.

Q: Do you need multiple treatments to see results?
A: Although you can see results following one treatment, it is generally recommended to have 3-6 treatments for optimal results.

Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: Patients are numbed with a topical aesthetic prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually subsides within a few hours.

Q: What is the aftercare following a Fraxel treatment?
A: Following a treatment, be sure to avoid the sun for at least 1 month, and patients should be vigilant with sunscreen and sun protection even after that. The post-treatment skin is fresh and new and should be treated like newborn skin.

Overall, the Fraxel Laser is an effective procedure that addresses a variety of skincare concerns. It is a great choice for anyone wanting younger, more vibrant looking skin. Please contact our office today with any questions or to set up a consultation:

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