Fraxel laser treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that targets aging, sun-damaged, or scarred skin by using fractional laser technology to erase fine lines, dark sunspots, and more in just one session

How Fraxel Lasers Work

Fraxel lasers create tiny “columns of thermal destruction” in the skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace old, damaged skin cells.
The treatment accelerates the body’s natural healing process, revealing a new layer of glowy, healthy skin.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel laser treatment offers numerous benefits, including improved skin tone and reduced fine lines. It enhances the appearance of unwanted texture, dark spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and scars from acne or other causes. Additionally, it effectively reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and signs of aging such as sun damage and crow’s feet. The treatment also minimizes surface scarring and acne scars by removing acne scars, correcting pigmentation, and stimulating collagen production for firmer skin. Fraxel laser treatment is particularly suitable for individuals with acne scars or facial scarring, making it a versatile solution for various skin concerns.

What to Expect from Fraxel Laser Treatment

Pre-Treatment Instructions and Numbing Options

  • Stop using products with retinoids one week before the treatment.

  • Avoid extensive breakouts, open wounds, or infections on the face.

  • Topical numbing is applied for 45 minutes before the procedure.

The Treatment Experience and Integrated Cooling

  • The treatment process is relatively straightforward, with some minor discomfort, redness, and swelling.
  • Integrated cooling helps aid in patient comfort during the treatment.

Immediately After the Treatment and Downtime

  • The skin may be red, peeling, and scaley during the downtime, which typically lasts 3-5 days.

  • Patients can expect a noticeable improvement in skin quality and texture, including a brighter complexion and reduced wrinkles and acne scarring.

Addressing Skin Concerns with Fraxel Laser Treatment

Pigmentation and Sun Damage

  • Fraxel laser treatment can diminish the appearance of age spots and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

  • It targets pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles, texture, and acne scarring.

Actinic Keratosis (AK) and Other Conditions

  • Fraxel laser treatment can treat a common skin condition, actinic keratoses.

  • It is also suitable for individuals seeking to refine skin tone and texture, reduce wrinkles, and treat sun damage or hyperpigmentation.

Results and Maintenance

The number of treatments needed for optimal results with Fraxel laser therapy depends on the condition being treated and the desired outcome, with sessions typically spaced 4-8 weeks apart. The effects of Fraxel laser therapy can last up to five years or longer, depending on individual skin condition and skin care practices. Post-treatment, gentle skincare is essential, including washing with a gentle cleanser and moisturizing frequently. For the best results and minimal risk, patients should select a board-certified dermatologist to perform the treatment, ensuring a safe and effective experience.

Is Fraxel Laser Treatment Right for You?

Understanding the Treatment and Its Risks

  • Fraxel laser treatment is a safe and non-invasive way to restore youthful skin.

  • Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and skin peeling, while more serious risks are rare.

Choosing the Right Provider for Your Needs

  • Fraxel laser treatment is ideal for individuals seeking to refine skin tone and texture, reduce wrinkles, and treat sun damage or hyperpigmentation.
  • It’s essential to have a consultation with a well-qualified medical professional before committing to the proced

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, 
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, a renowned triple board-certified plastic surgeon based in Montreal, is celebrated for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.
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