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Fraxel Restore Laser
I am so pleased with the improvement in my skin after Fraxel treatment. My skin is much smoother, the color is more uniform, and my pores seem smaller too.
— Cindy, 45
The Fraxel Restore laser is an ideal treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, sun spots, age spots, and acne scarring. The Fraxel Restore laser became available in April of 2004, and Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian were among the first physicians in Los Angeles to obtain this laser and make it available to our patients. As a result, we have gained extensive experience with the Fraxel laser. In our office, Dr. Anterasian has performed over 2000 consecutive Fraxel laser procedures with excellent results. Our patients have truly enjoyed the smoother, more youthful, and rejuvenated skin that Fraxel laser treatments provide.
In our office we are also using LED photo rejuvenation to enhance the results we are achieving with Fraxel laser resurfacing. By doing this, our patients gain additional smoothing and wrinkle reduction. They receive the benefit of two skin rejuvenation procedures, not just one. We perform the LED photo rejuvenation on a complementary basis for our Fraxel patients, allowing them to gain this additional improvement at no additional charge. Learn more about LED Photo rejuvenation.
The Fraxel Restore laser utilizes a new technology called Fractional Resurfacing. With Fractional Resurfacing Technology, only a fraction of the skin receives the laser light. The laser delivers a series of microscopic closely spaced laser spots to the skin while simultaneously preserving normal healthy skin between the laser spots. This preservation of healthy skin results in rapid healing following the laser treatment. The entire face can be treated with the laser in approximately 30 minutes.
After Fraxel Restore laser treatment, fine lines and wrinkles are improved, skin texture is much smoother, and skin crepiness is reduced. In addition, brown spots are lessened and the skin color becomes more even and uniform. Acne scars and any other scars are also improved.
Treatments with the Fraxel Restore laser have no recovery downtime. There is no need for pain medicine after the treatment, as any discomfort from the procedure is minimal. Patients can return to work immediately after their treatment or the next day. Optimum results are generally achieved by a series of 4 to 5 treatment sessions spaced three to four weeks apart.
Our patients have been very pleased with the improvement in their skin's appearance following their Fraxel laser treatments. The Fraxel Restore laser has truly revolutionized the science of skin rejuvenation.
The Fraxel laser is used to treat age spots, sunspots, wrinkles around the eyes, upper lip lines ("smoker's lines"), sun-damaged skin, and acne scars. Today, it is the gold standard for the treatment of acne scars in patients who want to minimize their downtime.
Yes. The Fraxel laser is FDA approved for use in skin resurfacing. It is also FDA approved for use in the correction of pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sun spots, and discolored skin, the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes, and melasma.
In our office, only board certified physicians perform Fraxel Laser treatments, not a nurse. We perform multiple passes (six to eight passes) over the skin in order to be certain that our patients receive excellent Fraxel results. We spend more than a full hour on every Fraxel laser treatment to ensure that the treatments are thorough, even, and uniform.
No. Some offices perform fewer passes; these treatments are less effective. Our office does not recommend or perform these less effective Fraxel laser treatments. Also, in many other physician offices the procedure is performed by a nurse; in our office, only board certified and experienced physicians perform the Fraxel laser procedure.
We perform eight passes over the skin in order to be certain that our Fraxel laser treatments are thorough, evenly delivered, and uniform. As a result, our patients receive excellent results from their Fraxel laser treatments. We also use LED photo rejuvenation to enhance the results we are achieving with Fraxel laser resurfacing. By doing this, our patients gain additional smoothing and wrinkle reduction. They receive the benefit of two skin rejuvenation procedures, not just one. We perform the LED photo rejuvenation on a complementary basis for our Fraxel patients, allowing them to gain this additional improvement at no additional charge. Learn more about LED Photo rejuvenation.
With each Fraxel laser treatment, approximately 17%-25% of the skin's surface is treated. Therefore, we recommend a series of four or five Fraxel laser treatments to achieve the optimum result. A patient may purchase one Fraxel laser treatment as a trial. Then, if the patient wishes to complete the Fraxel treatment, the cost of the first treatment will be credited toward the price of a package of four or five Fraxel laser treatments. There is a significant reduction in the cost of the treatment with our package pricing. Fraxel laser treatments are performed at three to four week intervals.
Fraxel laser treatments offer rapid healing and minimal downtime. Patients typically have some swelling and redness. The swelling generally subsides in a day or so, and the redness usually fades over a few days. Patients can apply make-up shortly after their treatment and generally return to normal activity the following day. Patients do not have any oozing or crusting after Fraxel laser treatments.
We have been quite pleased with our results from the Fraxel laser. Patients have truly enjoyed the cosmetic improvement that the procedure gives. We will be happy to show results from our patients who underwent Fraxel laser treatment, in order to demonstrate the kind of improvement that the Fraxel can give in skin and facial rejuvenation.
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