Fraxel Laser Treatment is a science developed at Harvard University’s Wellman laboratories in connection with Reliant technologies. Fraxel Laser Treatment improves both the top layers of the skin by reducing wrinkles and pigmented lesions such as sun spots and age spots, as well as affecting the deeper skin layers by giving the supporting tissue a boost to help the skin feel softer, smoother and slightly tighter.
This fractional approach is the first cosmetic laser to provide an effective procedure that creates new healthy tissue by stimulating the body to naturally repair aging and photo damage skin without significant risk or recovery time.
This procedure is performed in our office using topical anesthesia. The treatment itself takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The skin will be red for 3-5 days and the patient will experience swelling for about 2-3 days. For optimal improvement, a series of 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart has been shown to be most effective. Results are progressive, with noticeable effects over 3-6 months.