Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing

Fraxel® laser resurfacing is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin, addressing a range of concerns from fine lines and wrinkles to sun damage and acne scars. This non-invasive treatment utilizes fractional laser technology to target specific areas of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting cellular turnover. The result is smoother, more even-toned skin with improved texture and reduced imperfections.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

  • Wrinkle and fine line reduction.
  • Improved skin texture and smoothness.
  • Even skin tone.
  • Scar reduction.
  • Stimulates collagen production.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Customizable treatment.
  • Youthful radiance.
  • Safe and effective.

Side Effects of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

  • Temporary redness post-treatment.
  • Mild swelling, typically subsiding within a few days.
  • Temporary flaking or peeling of the skin.
  • Temporary dryness as the skin heals.
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Mild itching during the healing process.
  • Skin may appear bronzed initially.
  • Rare risk of Hyperpigmentation.
  • Rare risk of Hypopigmentation, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones.

What to Expect at Your Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Appointment

In your Fraxel laser resurfacing appointment, your dermatology provider will begin by cleansing your treatment area thoroughly. We may apply a numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The Fraxel laser handpiece will then be carefully maneuvered over your skin, delivering controlled laser energy to targeted areas. You may experience a warming sensation as the laser works to stimulate collagen production and address specific concerns. After the treatment, your dermatology provider may apply a soothing ointment to aid in the healing process. 

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Maintenance Recommendations

To maintain the benefits of your Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment and support optimal skin health, following the recommended post-treatment care is essential. Your dermatology provider will offer guidance on effective maintenance practices. Here are key recommendations:
  • Gentle Cleansing: Utilize a mild cleanser to cleanse the treated area without aggressive scrubbing.
  • Sun Protection: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly to shield the skin from UV damage, especially in the days following the procedure.
  • Hydration: Keep the skin well-hydrated by using a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Refrain from using abrasive skincare products or treatments that may irritate the freshly treated skin.
  • Regular Follow-ups: Schedule regular follow-up appointments with your dermatology provider to assess the ongoing condition of your skin and determine the need for additional treatments or adjustments to the maintenance plan.

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Maintenance Schedule

  • An initial series of 3-5 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is often recommended for optimal results.
  • After the initial series, maintenance sessions may be scheduled every 3-6 months to sustain the benefits.
  • The specific maintenance schedule varies based on individual skin needs, goals, and response to treatment.
  • Regular consultations with your dermatology provider help assess the ongoing condition of your skin and determine the need for additional sessions.
  • Depending on evolving skincare needs, your dermatology provider may recommend complementary treatments to enhance and prolong the results of Fraxel laser resurfacing.

Fraxel® Laser resurfacing FAQs

Topical anesthesia is applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Most individuals experience mild sensations, akin to a tingling or warming feeling.

An initial series of 3-5 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is often recommended. Maintenance sessions may follow every 3-6 months.

There is typically downtime, with common side effects including temporary redness, swelling, and peeling. These effects subside within a few days.

Watch a Fraxel Laser Demonstration

How New Horizons Can Help

At New Horizons, our experienced team offers expert Fraxel® laser resurfacing services to address various skin concerns. Our dedicated skincare professionals are committed to providing personalized care to help you achieve your desired results. If you're seeking a transformative solution to enhance your skin's radiance and address common signs of aging, schedule a Fraxel® laser resurfacing consultation today with a New Horizons provider. Experience the next level in skincare technology and embark on a journey toward radiant, youthful-looking skin with Fraxel® laser resurfacing.