Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative, fractionated laser that treats the skin’s underlying layer without harming the surface, triggering natural collagen production to create firmer, more youthful skin. A series of Fraxel Restore laser treatments can improve tone, texture, and radiance in aging, scarred, or sun-damaged skin.
You may be a good candidate for Fraxel Restore laser treatment if you want to improve skin texture and resurface the skin with the following goals:
Fraxel Restore resurfaces the skin for a more youthful, tighter, and brighter complexion, as well as improves surface scarring. This treatment targets damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deeply to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response and expedite collagen remodeling. As the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding skin intact, which promotes rapid healing. Those who receive a Fraxel Restore treatment will feel a sensation of heat during the procedure; however, to minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic is applied in advance, and cold air is circulated in the treatment area.
After a Fraxel Restore skin rejuvenation treatment, you may feel minor swelling and redness — almost like you have a sunburn. This usually diminishes in one to three hours. The intensity and duration of your side effects will depend on your healing characteristics as well as the aggressiveness of your treatment. The healing process for your skin can take one to two weeks. During this time, you may experience some redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and sloughing off of the skin. After the sloughing, you may have a rosy glow (pinkness) that remains for several weeks.
Dr. Ariel Ostad is known as an expert in the field of dermatology and has been awarded Top Doctor status on RealSelf, named a New York Super Doctor, and has been listed as a Top Doctor on Castle Connolly.