The Fraxel Repair laser is an aggressive treatment approach to removing severe acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or other visible skin irregularities. If you’re looking to utilize the Fraxel Repair laser, you should ensure you are receiving treatment from a licensed medical professional, such as Dr. Potozkin.
This high-tech, FDA approved laser is able to specifically target the desired area, as opposed to older lasers that treated entire surface areas. This laser is more accurate and effective in removing any unwanted marks and spots. The Fraxel Repair laser works by vaporizing a portion of the skin cells in the affected area; the mirco skin damage caused by the laser stimulates the body’s immune system to repair the damage. During this process, new, healthy skin cells are produced leaving you with lighter scars and less defined wrinkles.
During your appointment, we will apply numbing cream to the affected area to reduce any discomfort. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be necessary. Treatment times depend on the size of the affected region. Following treatment, it’s crucial to stay out of the sun for about 48-72 hours while your skin heels. The Fraxel Repair Laser may cause redness, irritation, and swelling for about 1-2 weeks following treatment. During your appointment, we will determine whether or not the Fraxel Repair Laser is right for you.