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Dr. Karen Soika


How does Fraxel work?

The technology behind Fraxel is as revolutionary as the results it delivers. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel skin resurfacing treatments are able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel stimulates the body’s own healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

By design, Fraxel skin resurfacing treatments can target between 5 to 50 percent of the skin’s surface, leaving the remaining 50 to 95 percent available to quickly help heal the treated areas. Since Fraxel treatments are so precise, it is safe and effective to use on even delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face.

You can expect two levels of results: immediate and progressive. Immediately after the initial healing is complete, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and tone will start to become even. Progressive results occur over the next three to six months, as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.

What does Fraxel treat?

Fraxel is FDA approved to treat many skin ailments, including:

  • Acne Scars
  • Scars: surgical, post-operative, accidental, etc.
  • Stretch-marks
  • Large Pores
  • Wrinkles
  • Age-spots or sun-spots
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Fine lines around the eyes (Periorbital Wrinkles)
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Actinic Keratoses

Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe skin damage, or you just want prevention and maintenance, there is a Fraxel laser-resurfacing treatment that can be done for you. Smoother, fresher, healthier skin with improved tone, texture and pore size, along with the softening of wrinkles and lines will be your final result.

fraxel laserWhat are the benefits of Fraxel treatment?

  • Smoother, fresher looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

Who can be treated with Fraxel?

Anyone can get Fraxel fractionated laser skin resurfacing, as it can be safely used on all skin types and colors.

Your skin is unique: your genetic make-up, lifestyle, and personal history all contribute to how your skin looks and feels. With Fraxel skin resurfacing, a treatment plan can be developed to target your skin’s specific needs.

When do Fraxel results appear?

The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3-6 months will bring even more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skin regimen.

How many Fraxel treatments will I need?

The number of Fraxel treatments you will need to achieve your desired results will depend on your skin type, the condition being treated, and how your skin responds to treatment. Clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just 3 to 5 sessions, and are usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

To learn more about Fraxel laser or to schedule a consultation by Dr. Karen Soika, please contact us at 203-489-3908 or click here.

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The Cosmetic Medic
45 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich
CT 06830, USA

Phone: 203-489-3908