Fraxel Laser Resurfacing: Enhancing Your Skin By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on February 09, 2018

A woman undergoing laser skin resurfacingWhen it comes to looking your very best, there are plenty of options to consider. Our Manhattan, NY practice has helped countless men and women through the use of facial plastic surgery procedures. That said, there are plenty of non-invasive facial rejuvenation options that may be better for your needs. One such treatment is Fraxel laser skin resurfacing.

Let’s take a moment to consider the basics of Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, the benefits of treatment, and who is an ideal candidate for the procedure.

How Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Works

Fraxel is a non-ablative laser that helps treat the surface layers of your skin. The Fraxel handpick is placed against the skin, creating these tiny, pixel-like micro thermal zones. Your body reacts to these zones by repairing the skin through the production of collagen. In essence, this process replaces the old skin with healthier, new skin that is smoother, softer, and free from flaws.

Conditions Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Can Treat

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is ideal to treat the following conditions and blemishes:

  • Acne scars
  • Scars from injuries
  • Large, unsightly pores
  • Facial stretch marks
  • Lines and facial wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Poor skin texture
  • Certain precancerous skin growths

The Benefits of Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing

There are plenty of benefits to undergoing Fraxel laser treatment:

  • Smoother skin
  • Rejuvenated appearance
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Improved skin texture
  • Fewer wrinkles are visible
  • Reduced prominence of scars and blemishes
  • Little-to-no-downtime
  • Natural-looking results
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Minor side effects

Ideal Candidates for Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

Good candidates for Fraxel laser resurfacing are people who suffer from minor blemishes and wrinkles that affect the surface layer of the skin. Fraxel treatment does not have any restrictions with regard to age, skin color, or skin type. Fraxel treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

During a consultation, we can assess your situation and determine if Fraxel is ideal for your needs.

The Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Procedure

Patients first have their skin cleaned followed by the application of a numbing cream. Patients sit back and relax while this numbing cream takes effect. The skin care specialist then applies a thin layer of gel so that the handpick glides along the skin with ease. Patients will continue to lie back as the special applies the handpick to the treatment area.

Mild to moderate discomfort is common, and many patients describe the sensation as pins and needles.

Multiple Fraxel Treatments for Optimal Results

Multiple Fraxel laser treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results. Most patients will benefit from 3 to 5 sessions, with each session occurring about 4 to 6 weeks apart.

The Results of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can lead to stunning results. Patients will look years younger and much more refreshed thanks to the laser system. Results will usually be apparent a week after the first Fraxel session. With multiple Fraxel sessions, it can take around 6 months to see the final results of treatment, with collagen production continuing for up to 6 months after the final session.

Learn More About Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

For more information about Fraxel laser resurfacing and how it can help you look your very best, be sure to contact a cosmetic dermatologist and skin care specialist. Oren Z. Lerman, MD will be more than happy to discuss candidacy and other topics in greater detail.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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