Fraxel Re:store Laser Resurfacing Cleveland
The Fraxel Re:store laser system is considered one of the best available treatments for non-ablative fractional resurfacing of the face, neck, chest and hands. Fraxel Re:store resurfaces damaged skin to reveal younger, more refreshed skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles, scars and age spots through a simple procedure with minimal downtime.
The Fraxel Re:store laser is FDA-approved to treat:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Age spots/Sunspots
- Actinic Keratoses
- Skin resurfacing
Recovery from Fraxel Re:store
After the Fraxel Re:store procedure, patients can return home right away, but may feel like their skin is sunburned for up to 24 hours. The skin may also appear pink or red during this time, which can be covered up with makeup if desired. Over the next week or two, the skin will then bronze and continue in this pattern as you undergo multiple treatment sessions. Patients will also experience flaking with the sunburn appearance as the old, damaged skin is exfoliated and new, fresh skin takes its place.
In addition to these common side effects, patients may also experience minor itching, dry skin, peeling and flaking. There is also a small risk of infection, hyperpigmentation or scarring. These risks can be greatly reduced by choosing an experienced doctor to perform your procedure.
Results of Fraxel Re:store
The results of the Fraxel Re:store treatment are visible immediately after the procedure. Patients may also experience mild swelling and redness, although these side effects usually go away on their own in a short time. The results of the procedure will continue to improve as side effects subside.
Most patients can achieve effective results from three to five Fraxel Re:store treatment sessions spaced two to four weeks apart. Patients can return to work very quickly after each of these sessions, usually within 24 hours.
The results of the Fraxel Re:store procedure vary depending on each patient’s individual skin, but most report significant improvement to the overall quality of their skin, including:
- Reduced appearance of brown spots
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved appearance of acne and surgical scars
- Improved tone and texture
It is important for patients to take certain precautions after treatment to protect the skin and help it heal properly. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure for at least three months after Fraxel treatment, and should apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF, as the new skin is highly sensitive.
For more information on Fraxels, you can visit www.fraxel.com.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Medical Association
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery