Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Laser

  • Subtle and natural results
  • Multitasking – treats a variety of issues
  • Flexible – level of treatment adjusts to suit your needs

Fraxel Turns Back The Clock

Life experiences have a way of etching themselves onto our faces leaving our skin less than perfect. Time, heredity and gravity work together creating fine lines and wrinkles.

Overexposure to the sun, environmental pollutants and lifestyle choices can also act to significantly accelerate the development of these natural signs of aging. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is an advanced treatment that can minimize the impact of all these negative factors and take years off of your appearance.

What are Fractional Lasers?

Fractional laser therapy uses a revolutionary technology in which thousands of microscopic laser ‘columns’ treat small areas of the skin at a time. Superior to other resurfacing procedures such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, it treats only specific areas or ‘fractions’ of damaged skin leaving the surrounding area intact. These fractions allow the skin to recover rapidly with new, fresh skin.

Results are progressive: unlike the immediate drastic change produced by surgery, fractional laser treatment results appear over a period of time. In addition, there is limited downtime after treatment and few side effects.

What Fraxel Treats

Pacific Dermaesthetics provides fractional laser skin treatments in Vancouver with the Fraxel® laser to correct many dermatologic and cosmetic skin conditions. Some of the most common skin concerns that Fraxel lasers treat include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Pigmented lesions – such as sun or age spots
  • Uneven pigmentation – such as melasma
  • Surgical scars
  • Actinic keratosis

Fraxel technology has quickly become the industry standard for cosmetic skin rejuvenation and laser skin resurfacing. Fraxel lasers have a strong track record of solid clinical research behind them. They have received multiple FDA and CSA clearances and have been found safe and effective in treating many areas of the face and body.

Fraxel Laser Treatment Types

Fraxel has several different treatments to suit your lifestyle. Each type varies in aggressiveness, downtime and the number of sessions needed. Our clinic in Vancouver offers three Fraxel lasers providing the ultimate in customizing your treatment:  Fraxel re:store DUAL®  (which has two laser wavelengths, 1927 and 1550) and Fraxel re:pair® (a CO2 laser). A consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists will help determine which one is right for you.

Contact us to learn more about fractional laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel.

  • Subtle and natural results
  • Multitasking – treats a variety of issues
  • Flexible – level of treatment adjusts to suit your needs
Frequently Asked Questions

Do lasers cause skin cancer?

No, laser is a non-ionized form of light energy which is not-cancer forming. The laser light will not change the DNA in your cells. In fact, Fraxel technology may help to reduce the risk of skin cancer development.

Is Fraxel® used for surgical scars?

The Fraxel laser can be very effective in reducing the appearance of red or skin-coloured scars.

Are the results of Fraxel permanent?

The results are long lasting. However, as with all laser treatments, improvement will be seen gradually over a period of time. Other factors such as lifestyle, age and genetics may affect the end result.

What areas can be treated?

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can be utilized on any area of the body. The most common areas treated are the face, neck, chest and hands to remove wrinkles and lines as well as hyperpigmentation (dark spots [link to Brown Spot Removal]). Other areas such as the abdomen and thighs can effectively be treated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and surgical scars. Fraxel is considered the treatment of choice for acne scarring.

What does the Fraxel laser feel like? How long does it take?

Fraxel treatment may feel uncomfortable—it feels like a prickling sensation. We apply a strong topical anesthetic ointment to the treatment area beforehand and this is adequate for the majority of patients. We also can provide oral analgesics for patients who have more sensitive skin.

Is there any downtime with Fraxel?

There is typically two to three days of swelling and redness, much like sunburn; this resolves in four to seven days. You may apply make-up immediately after treatment. Our staff will advise you on the best post-laser skin care products for your skin.

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