Fraxel, the world’s first fractional resurfacing system, is a laser that produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in you skin. This ‘fractional’ treatment penetrates deep into the dermis while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected and intact. It allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to produce new collagen and skin cells.

Before Fraxel, there were two types of available laser treatments; ablative laser treatment, which is risky and requires a long healing process, and non-ablative laser treatment, which is gentler, requires numerous treatments over several months and has widely different results. Fraxel treatments strive to offer the effectiveness of ablative lasers with the benefits of the gentler, non-ablative lasers. Hence, it is said to be less wounding to the skin.

Fraxel can improve skin texture and erase acne scars. It also treats pigmentation caused by aging or sun damage, especially melasma – a skin discolouration commonly found on the upper cheeks, nose and forehead.

Healing occurs quicker so there is very little downtime, and there will be redness, swelling and flaking post-treatment. Skin will appear to be bronzed for about three days. For optimal results, you’ll need at least three to five sessions monthly. Most of the results are permanent.

Fraxel does not work on deep lines and sagging.

Cost : $1,250 – $1,600 per session

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