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Fraxel Repair (CO2)

In The San Francisco Bay Area

Fraxel Repair CO2 Laser Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At Potozkin MD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists and laser technicians are experts in laser treatments including the Fraxel Repair CO2.

Fraxel®  Repair CO2 Laser in the San Francisco Bay Area

What is the Fraxel®  Repair CO2 laser treatment?

The Fraxel Repair CO2 laser, also known as the Fractional Ablative CO2 laser, is used to treat significantly aged or damaged skin and is the most intense Fraxel laser treatment.  It works by vaporizing tiny columns of damaged tissue on the skin’s surface and deep layers to stimulate production of new, healthy skin cells and collagen.

The Repair laser treats a fraction of the skin while not disrupting surrounding tissue. This reduces the risk of complications (compared to a traditional, fully ablative CO2 laser), and the skin is able to heal faster.

The Fraxel Repair CO2 laser system is currently FDA-approved to treat:

  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Sun-induced redness
  • Sun and age spots
  • Irregular texture

This laser will give you more dramatic results in combating the above skin conditions, but there is also a more extensive recovery period due to the intensity of the treatment. We recommend having 14 days of social downtime post-treatment.

The Fraxel Repair CO2 laser can resurface:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Scars
  • Other areas that may be discussed with your dermatologist 

What makes the Fraxel Repair CO2 laser system unique?

Though it is intense compared to other Fraxel lasers, Fraxel Repair CO2 is a true non-surgical alternative to more invasive surgical and resurfacing procedures. There is less risk and recovery time with this treatment than a facelift or other significant resurfacing procedures. It’s considered a potentially preventative treatment that can eliminate the need for a facelift entirely.

Some of the major benefits and results you’ll experience are:

  • Smoother skin
  • Overall improvement of tone and texture
  • Tightened skin in the treated area
  • Permanent results
  • Dramatic results after a single treatment

What are expectations with the Fraxel Repair CO2 laser treatment?

This procedure in our practice usually takes about an hour.

Prior to treatment, you will receive a mild oral sedative in combination with local anesthesia. The laser beam travels across the treated area in a series of passes, and you may feel heat and some discomfort. 

Directly after treatment, most patients report feeling a burning sensation comparable to a mild sunburn. For about 10 days, there’s swelling,redness, and peeling. Your treated skin is making way for new, healthy skin.

It’s important to have a trusted board-certified dermatologist provide this advanced laser treatment. If the treatment is given by an inexperienced provider, it can result in complications such as burns and scarring.

Our team will discuss all laser treatment options during your initial consultation to make sure the treatment aligns with your individual skin conditions and goals. We will walk you through every step of the process to make sure the treatment best fits your needs.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

Extremely caring

"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

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"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

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Efficient & Professional

"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

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Fraxel Repair CO2 Before and After (Male)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
Consistent use is essential to see results from medical-grade skincare products like SkinCeuticals. Many patients see visible improvements within 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific products used and individual skin conditions.

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