Can someone explain Fraxel Laser Resurfacing?

Can someone explain what is involved with fraxel laser resurfacing? It looks like a great way to make my face look more refreshed but I do not understand how it actually works. Will it be a long recovery process? What type of pain will be associated with the procedure?


F, 49, Iowa

Tags:woman age 45-54 face recovery laser

Fraxel helps improve sun damage, texture, acne scars and fine lines.  Fraxel uses columns of light energy to heat the skin and induce areas of healing.  Usually, only a small percentage of the skin is treated (7-20%).  This improves the skin with relatively less downtime.

We use the Halo laser for these conditions and our patients are very happy. The Halo laser hurts less than Fraxel with only 4 days downtime.  We still use Fraxel for localized areas, such as scars or crows feet. 

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics

Denver Colorado