Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenate Your Skin

What Does a Fractional Laser Treat?

Fraxel is a non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, Melasma, discoloration and large pores. It works on all skin types and tones no matter your history or genetic makeup. It’s also FDA-approved as an ideal treatment for mild to severe skin conditions that often inhibit one’s ability to enjoy life to the fullest.


How much does Fraxel Laser cost in San Diego?

The price for FRAXEL LASER is $1960 for 4 Fraxel sessions, 1 free IPL session included (package) at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

$1960 for 4 Fraxel sessions, 1 free IPL session included (package)

$600 each session

Discover the Benefits:

A fractional laser can treat a variety of different skin imperfections and scarring. Here are just a few of the many issues that a Fraxel laser can treat:

Treatment of Certain Types of Melasma

Reduce Appearance of Acne Scars

Less Visible Surgical Scars

Sun Damage, Wrinkles, and Other Signs of Aging

Improved Skin Texture and Tone

Fights to Reduce Precancerous Lesions

Fraxel laser can treat:

  • Reduce Appearance of Acne Scars
If you had bad acne during adolescent or continue to have acne today, scars are inevitable. A fractional laser can provide treatment for acne scarring, reducing the appearance of acne scars for smooth and healthy skin.
  • Less Visible Surgical Scars
Following a surgery, there is always a stark reminder of that experience in the form of a surgical scar. Fractional laser treatment can reduce the appearance of surgical scars in a variety of locations.
  • Sun Damage, Wrinkles, and Other Signs of Aging
Fractional laser treatment can dramatically reduce any signs of aging, including sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines. Unlike other treatments, the Fraxel laser is not restricted to just the face. It can treat signs of aging on the neck, chest, hands, arms, back, and legs.
  • Improved Skin Texture and Tone
Get that youthful shine back to your skin with fractional laser treatment. The Fraxel laser can work to improve your skin texture and tone, giving you vibrant and shining skin.
  • Fights to Reduce Precancerous Lesions
Repeated sun exposure can lead to the development of precancerous lesions on the skin. The Fraxel laser combats this by replacing the skin that has been damaged from repeated sun exposure with new, fresh skin.

FAQ about Fraxel Laser

Fraxel works by stimulating the skin in order to reproduce new cells for a healthier, more vibrant appearance. With incredible precision, lasers pinpoint a large area of the skin’s surface in order to rid the body of damaged cells. In a way, Fraxel “tricks” the skin into producing new skin cells for a fresher look. Fraxel is not recommended for treatment of more than 50 percent of the targeted area. This is because the remaining skin cells aide in the recovery of those undergoing treatment.
Like most laser treatments, results vary based on the severity of skin damage and number of treatments needed. In general, clients can expect to experience:
  • Softer and brighter skin immediately after the procedure. They may also notice a more even skin tone.
  • More apparent changes in the skin’s appearance approximately three to six months after the date of treatment.
The procedure itself has been described as marginally painful. Any discomfort usually can be managed with the use of a numbing cream and bursts of cold air when the lasers are in use. There is no residual pain, although the effects may feel similar to a sunburn with light redness and swelling. It usually will dissipate within a few hours; however, the effects will vary from client to client depending largely upon sensitivity of the skin and severity of the treatment. Dryness, redness and peeling can be combated with:
  • Gentle skin care products like Cetaphil or Dove
  • Sunscreen
  • Non-irritating moisturizers
  • Hats and other protective clothing items
On average, clients can expect to receive three to five Fraxel treatments every four to six weeks.
A numbing agent is applied prior to using the Fraxel laser to try to diminish any pain associated with the procedure, but there will be some discomfort. Patients will feel heat at the treatment area, and depending on the individual their may be some pain.
After getting treatment from the Fraxel laser, there are a few key tips that can help speed up the recovery process and get your skin looking great! Immediately After Treatment
  • Your skin will feel very warm after the treatment, so cool it down by placing ice packs on the target area in 20-minute increments throughout the day.
  • Try to keep the treatment area elevated to reduce swelling
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid diuretics like alcohol or caffeine to keep your skin hydrated and healthy
  • Keep your skin shielded from the sun, using clothing, a hat, or strong sunscreen
2 to 7 Days After Treatment
  • Wash your face daily using warm water
  • Be very gentle with your skin, avoiding any rubbing or skin care products that can irritate the skin
  • Put on sunscreen daily, even if you are not going outside
  • If there is swelling, try an anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or Motrin
  • If the skin peels at all, do not pick it off! This is part of the natural healing process
2 Weeks After Treatment
  • After two weeks, you should be able to safely return to your normal skincare and maintenance routine
While this can vary from person to person, the average individual will benefit most from 4 to 5 Fraxel laser treatments. However, after each treatment a specialist will examine your skin and make recommendations on further treatments.

Are There Different Kinds of Fraxel Lasers?

Generally, the type of Fraxel laser most commonly used is the dual laser, which utilizes two separate lasers with different wavelengths in a single device. One of the lasers is specifically designed to target sun damage and pigmentation, while the other penetrates the skin at a deeper level to reduce uneven texture, wrinkles, and acne scars. The majority of patients interested in Fraxel laser skin resurfacing achieve optimal results with the Fraxel dual laser.

In addition to the highly popular Fraxel dual laser, there is also the Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Restore. The Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative laser, while Fraxel Repair is a highly powerful laser that utilizes ablative fractionated carbon dioxide technology ideal for severe skin issues. It’s important to know that the Fraxel Repair does involve more extensive recovery time, because it is a more intense treatment (and not necessarily suited for all patients).

How Should I Prepare for my Fraxel Laser Treatment?

Preparing for a Fraxel laser treatment is a fairly straightforward process, but following all instructions is important in achieving your ideal results. First and foremost, check to confirm that you aren’t currently experiencing severe acne breakouts or infections, and that you don’t have open wounds on your face. About one week before your laser treatment, discontinue use of any retinoid-based products.

On the day of your treatment, it’s best to arrive with a clean, make-up free face. For most situations, a topical numbing cream will be applied in-office, so you don’t need to worry about it beforehand.

Does Fraxel Laser Treatment Have Side Effects?

Because Fraxel laser is an extensively-tested, non-invasive treatment, there are little to no side effects for the majority of patients, with most side effects being very minor.

As with many laser skin treatments, slight redness and sensitivity is not unusual, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some patients notice subtle swelling, which typically disappears within a few days at most. Increased skin dryness, slight itchiness, and peeling or flaking can all be temporary side effects, and are generally good signs of the skin’s resurfacing process. In some cases, patients might notice a short-lived, minor breakout of whiteheads, which is the skin “purging” itself as it regenerates and eliminates damaged cells.

Am I a Good Candidate for Fraxel Laser Treatment?

We alway recommend scheduling a one-on-one consultation to determine the best treatment options for your specific concerns and aesthetic goals. Your doctor will be able to access your needs in relation to what procedures you’d be a candidate for. Fraxel laser treatment is a versatile procedure that suits a wide variety of patients, providing highly effective results in the majority of cases.

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can be safely and effectively used on all skin colors and types. In fact, Fraxel laser is a highly customizable procedure, and a personalized treatment plan will be created to target your specific concerns, skin type, and needs.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

If you are unsure if Fraxel laser treatment is right for you, the team at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic is happy to help. Our experience and knowledge of Fraxel laser, as well as a wide variety of other treatment options, will allow us to make a professional recommendation for the procedure(s) that can help you look and feel your best. Dr. Mani has won many platinum awards and gain several memberships due to her expertise in cosmetic/medical services.

Interested in learning more about Fraxel? Contact us to determine if Fraxel is right for you. Dr. Parvin Mani will assess the condition of your skin along with your individual requests.

If Fraxel is not right for you, the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic has a host of other skin care services to meet your needs.

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