Fraxel® is a safe, non-invasive procedure that allows you to rediscover the fresh, healthy skin of your youth.
Fraxel® II re:storeIndications: Improvement of fine lines, pores and wrinkles, reduction of brown pigment, skin tightening
Downtime: 24 hours of rednesss
Anesthetic Needs: 1 hour of topical numbing
Typical Package: 4 treatments, 1 month apart
Fraxel® laser treatment produces thousands of tiny, but deep, columns of treatment in your skin, known as microscopic treatment zones. In these zones, unwanted pigment is removed, skin retraction occurs, and collagen production is stimulated, restoring a healthy glow and feel to the skin. Just as important, though, are the areas of skin that the Fraxel® laser leaves untouched. For every microscopic zone, the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This “fractional” treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
“Thank you so much for your expertise and professionalism. I can finally say after all these years I’m happy with my skin. I’m glowing and I’m not even pregnant. The Fraxel® worked great!!!”*
*Individual results may vary
You will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour and then minimal discomfort. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 5 to 7 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is deeply healing. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in 2 to 3 days.
You may apply make-up or shave soon after treatment. Some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work and social obligations, the same day after treatment. Others require a little more time, depending upon their skin condition and treatment. Please consult your provider to understand how Fraxel® Laser Treatment will fit into your schedule.
New epidermal skin develops within 24 hours. The process of skin repair involves:
Your skin will have a bronze appearance that lasts anywhere from 3 to 14 days, depending on your treatment level.
Your skin will naturally and vigorously exfoliate as new skin replaces dead tissue. Flaking is similar to that of minor sunburn, but without the associated pain. Use of a moisturizer will mask the appearance of flaking.
Be sure to use sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during both the healing phase and for several months after treatment. Apply a moisturizing sun block with an SPF of at least 30. For added protection, use wide-brimmed hats when in direct sunlight.
Over the following weeks and months, the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by the Fraxel® treatment, producing longer beneficial changes associated with a healthy, youthful appearance.
Think of your skin as a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch up.
- Improve texture tone and pore size
- Erase unwanted brown spots
- Smooth wrinkles around the eyes and acne scars
- Rejuvenate your neck, chest and hands
- Minimal downtime
Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one small area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel, Fraxel® Laser Treatment improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots.
The information about Fraxel® II re:store in San Diego on this page was reviewed by Dr. Jeff Birchall. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.