Fraxel Skin Resurfacing

Fraxel Skin Resurfacing: A type of laser skin resurfacing that uses a fractional laser to create microscopic columns of treated areas within the skin. This triggers collagen production for a more youthful appearance with less downtime than CO2 laser resurfacing.

Pros: Less downtime (1 week) than CO2 laser. More suitable for darker skin tones with a lower risk of hyperpigmentation. Treats wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone.

Cons: May require multiple sessions for optimal results. Less dramatic results compared to CO2 laser.

Alternatives: Chemical peels, microneedling (less invasive).

Recovery Time: 1 week.

Disclaimer: Fraxel is not as effective for deep wrinkles or scars as CO2 laser resurfacing. Discuss your goals with a dermatologist to choose the best option.