Fraxel Laser is a transformative treatment that rejuvenates the skin beyond anything that a cream or topical product can provide. Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen, resurfaces the top layer of skin and smoothes wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen. Join us at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology to see how Fraxel can work for you. We are conveniently located in Union Square and serve patients throughout New York City. Call or request an appointment online today.
Fraxel is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you to remove years from your appearance. Fraxel is the pioneer of "fractional photothermolysis", a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns, each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, healthier skin to replace damaged tissue. Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime.
Here at Center we’re proud to offer the Fraxel re:store DUAL 1550/1927.
Everyone’s different, but a series of five treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart often brings maximum benefits. While you may notice some improvements shortly after your treatments, full results appear gradually over several months as collagen rebuilds.
Fraxel re:store DUAL 1550/1927 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. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face treatment.
During the first 24 hours after a treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next 7-10 days, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. Use a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the provider may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace damaged tissue.
Treatment pricing will vary depending on your individual skin conditions and desired clinical outcomes. We aim to offer competitive pricing and are happy to discuss package options during your Fraxel consultation.