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What is the Fraxel Laser Used For?

A mature woman with silvery styled hair and a spaghetti strap top smiles and holds her hand to her cheekHave you been considering laser treatment for some time and now you’re ready to get started? Have you had laser treatments before but you’re ready to try something new? In both of these scenarios and others, Fraxel may be a great option!

Fraxel is ideal for treating:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Brown spots and age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Scars
  • Fine lines
  • Actinic keratosis – rough, scaly patches caused by sun damage

Fraxel is great for people who want to look young and turn back the clock on the way aging and time has affected the appearance of the skin. The dual-wavelength Fraxel laser has one wavelength that will prompt the development of new collagen and one wavelength that reduces pigmented and damaged skin cells. The result is clearer, radiant, refreshed skin!

This fractionated laser treats sections of the skin while leaving the remaining tissue untouched. This makes Fraxel an overall gentler laser treatment with a rapid recovery. Many people get beautiful results with a single Fraxel session, although three to five sessions spaced a few weeks apart are typically needed for optimal results. Most people experience the sensation of heat during the treatment but can tolerate it quite well. The device has built-in cooling technology that gently blows cool air against the skin. There are no incisions or injections, and the downtime is minimal.

You will likely see an immediate improvement in your skin, and the results will only get better over time. New collagen will form in the two to three months following the treatment, so you will see ideal results after that time period. Fraxel and other non-surgical treatments can be performed down the road in order to refresh your results. 

Enjoy Radiant Skin with Fraxel

If you live in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas and are ready to schedule a Fraxel laser treatment, please call the practice of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald at 323-464-8046. Dr. Fitzgerald offers a wide array of non-surgical skin rejuvenation options and will help you choose the right treatments.