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Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

Fractional resurfacing (Fraxel) is a breakthrough in improving the quality of the skin. This revolutionary treatment can help address many bothersome skin problems such as wrinkles, acne scars, other scars on the skin, sun damage, brown spots, and other skin problems. The true advantage of the technology is the ability to achieve great results with minimal downtime.
Made possible by advances in laser communication technology, 125 to 250 microscopic laser beams are delivered into the skin. Each beam heats both the epidermis and dermis, allowing both superficial and deep treatment. Although 1,000 to 2,000 pulses are delivered in each square centimeter, skin cells between the beams are not affected, thereby allowing for incredibly quick healing. By treating a whole area, such as the face, with three to six sessions, the entire zone is, eventually, fully treated.

Fraxel Laser Treatments in Los Angeles, CA

When it comes to maintaining healthy skin cells and preventing the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, the effects of time and skin issues such as acne can create problems. Keeping a consistent skin tone after sun damage can be difficult and require skin rejuvenation treatment.

In the past, issues such as acne scars, sun damage, surgical scars, and other skin conditions may have been quite a challenge. Thankfully, there have been great strides made in skin tone treatment. At DSC Laser and Skin Care Center in Los Angles, CA, we now have an innovative laser treatment known as Fraxel resurfacing.

What Is Fraxel Laser Treatment?

Fraxel resurfacing, or simply Fraxel treatment, works to improve the quality of the skin and treats skin concerns such as acne scarring, brown spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and other scars. It can accomplish these by utilizing the power of Fraxel lasers.

When you invest in Fraxel laser treatment, 125 to 250 microscopic Fraxel laser beams are delivered to the skin. These Fraxel lasers can heat the epidermis and the dermis so that you receive both superficial and deep laser treatments.

In each square centimeter of the skin’s surface, 1,000 to 2,000 pulses are delivered, but the skin cells between the Fraxel laser beams are not affected. This enables a rapid healing process following each Fraxel dual laser treatment session. The Fraxel lasers will fully treat the entire area in 3 to 6 sessions.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

It truly depends on the results you want to achieve. When you come to DSC Laser and Skin Care Center in Los Angeles, CA, for a Fraxel treatment, we will tailor the number of laser treatments you need to your goals and lifestyle. We will work with you to identify what skin issues you want to take care of with the laser treatment (acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, surgical scars, etc.) and then determine the appropriate level of Fraxel treatment you will need.

Can Fraxel Laser Treatments Help with Acne Scars?

Yes! In addition to such issues as crow’s feet, cheek tone, necklines, brown spots, and melasma, skin resurfacing can also treat acne scars. Fraxel treatments can greatly reduce the presence of acne scars on your skin in just a few sessions.

Is the Fraxel Laser Treatment Procedure Safe?

Skin resurfacing has gone through extensive research and has proven to be a safe option for those looking to dramatically reduce signs of aging (lines and wrinkles) as well as acne or surgical scars. There may be some risks associated with skin resurfacing, but this is true for any laser procedure. You may also experience a bit of downtime after the process is completed. Before the skin resurfacing procedure, be sure to discuss all of this with your consultant.

When Will I See Results?

The manifestation of results following the skin resurfacing procedure is two-fold. You will notice that your skin is softer and smoother, looks brighter, and has a more even tone directly after the session is complete. Over time (about 3 to 6 months), your skin will create new collagen, and more improvements will begin to show from the deeper layers of skin.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results are long-lasting depending on your lifestyle and age. If you can avoid direct sun exposure and maintain a good skincare regimen, the treatment results with the Fraxel lasers can last for a long time.

What Can I Expect After the Fraxel Procedure?

In most cases, most patients will experience mild after-effects following treatment with the Fraxel lasers. These include:

  • 1 to 2 days of swelling

  • 2 to 4 days of redness

  • 4 to 7 days of flaking

We encourage using a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes, and the risks of scarring or skin discoloration are very low. Discomfort to the patient is minimal, and cosmetics may be applied immediately if desired.

The specialists at DSC Laser and Skin Care Center also encourage using SPF 30 or higher sunscreen 2 times per day and avoiding direct sun exposure during the healing process and for up to 3 months after treatment.

Contact Our Los Angeles, CA, Skin Care Experts for Help with Acne Scarring

If you are dealing with surface scarring from acne, age spots on your skin, or sun-damaged skin, you may want to consider the Fraxel restore treatment. Contact DSC Laser and Skin Care Center to learn more about this laser treatment and to schedule your free consultation.

Before and After

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Patient 2
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Patient 4
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Patient 2
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Patient 2
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Patient 1


Is the Fraxel procedure safe?
Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure, there is always some risk and/or downtime. You should discuss this with your consultant before treatment.
When can I expect to see results and how long do they last?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter, and show a more even tone. The next three to six months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long-lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skincare regimen.
How many treatments will I need?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment for you.
What can I expect after the Fraxel procedure?
Most patients experience one to two days of swelling, two to four days of redness, and four to seven days of flaking. Using a moisturizer will help reduce the appearance of dry flakes. There is minimal discomfort after treatment, and patients may apply cosmetics immediately. The risks of scarring or skin discoloration are extremely low, as this technology is very gentle on the skin.

Wearing sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher twice a day is especially important. Avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process and for at least three months following treatment.

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