Fraxel Photodamage Repair

Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is the leading provider of Fraxel in Austin, Texas.

Fraxel™ is a unique laser therapy designed to dramatically repair fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while improving skin texture and pigmentation – even on delicate skin. Fraxel is a proven, safe approach to repairing aging and sun-damaged skin, with many of the benefits of ablative laser skin resurfacing, but without the downtime, side effects and lengthy recovery period.

Fraxel has been featured in Vogue Magazine as the best treatment option for stretch marks.

Before and After Fraxel

Dr. Heidi Prather
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Michelle Sivolob, RN BSN

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How does Fraxel work?

The innovative Fraxel SR Laser is specially designed to alter fractional volumes of the target tissue at a time. Similar to digital alteration of photographs and paintings, the clinical effect of this treatment technique is to alter the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin. Unlike ablative lasers that remove the top layer of skin, Fraxel produces tiny, microscopic sites of thermal impact separated by areas of unaffected, healthy tissue. The healthy tissue between treatment areas contains viable cells that promote rapid healing of the outer skin layers. At the same time, collagen fibers are coagulated in the treated areas resulting in skin improvement.

Is Fraxel safe?

Based on a series of clinical studies, Reliant Technologies, maker of the Fraxel SR Laser, has received FDA clearances for skin resurfacing and the treatment of:

  • acne scars
  • surgical scars
  • periorbital wrinkles
  • pigmented lesions including lentigos (age spots), solar lentigos (sun spots), and dyschromia (skin discoloration)
  • melasma

The Fraxel SR Laser is the only technology available that has all of the above indications cleared by the FDA!

What is a Fraxel treatment like?

Treatments take approximately 30 minutes, and are performed with a topical anesthetic ointment. For optimal results, patients should receive six treatments.

Are there side effects from a Fraxel treatment?

Fraxel offers the benefits of speedy healing and no downtime. Side effects are minimal and typically involve swelling and redness. Mild swelling should subside within a day or so, and the redness usually fades over several days. Patients can apply make-up immediately after treatment and return to routine activities. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring.

What is Fraxel Dual?

Fraxel Dual is the newest generation of resurfacing techniques to correct aged and damaged skin without prolonged downtime. Fraxel Re:Pair™ is an ablative CO2 laser system that provides treatment both on the surface and deep in the dermis with a single treatment. Schedule your free consultation today to find out more about Fraxel.

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