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Get your Fraxel Laser Treatment in NYC done by World Renowned Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD

Explore the transformative power of Fraxel laser treatments with Dr. Debra Jaliman, a board-certified NYC dermatologist. This innovative laser therapy targets various skin issues, including sun damage, melasma, acne scars, and wrinkles, by stimulating collagen production for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. Suitable for all skin types, the procedure is customizable, with the number of treatments tailored to individual concerns. Discover how Fraxel can enhance your skin's appearance, making it brighter, smoother, and more even-toned.

The Fraxel dual laser is an FDA-approved fractional laser treatment that delivers laser energy in microscopic laser columns. It penetrates beneath the skin’s surface into the deeper skin called the dermis to precisely stimulate the old collagen with light. This is a non-invasive laser treatment. These injuries stimulate new collagen and elastin production which encourages the body’s natural healing process and replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. One of the advantages of this technology is that the outer layer of the skin is left intact. Each treatment session causes skin resurfacing, reduction of acne scarring, improvement in skin laxity, evenness of skin tone, and overall skin rejuvenation.

The Fraxel laser can be done on any area of the body. The face and neck are the two most commonly treated areas by dermatologists. Immediately following the treatment, the skin is softer, brighter, and more even in tone. Over the next 3–6 months, as deeper layers of the skin regenerate, you will begin to see improvement in skin tightening.

What are good conditions to treat with the Fraxel laser?

  • texture irregularities such as acne scars, uneven skin texture, or stretch marks
  • fine lines, deep facial lines, and wrinkles
  • sun damage, melasma, pigmentation, brown spots (age spots) on the face or body

What can I expect after the Fraxel treatment?

Typically, patients usually experience some redness for several days. As the skin heals, bronzing or peeling may occur. The required wound care is minimal. Patients are advised to follow instructions and apply moisturizer and sun protection.

How many Fraxel treatments are needed?

Everyone’s skin is different. Patients who have dark spots and melasma can generally expect good results even after undergoing one or two sessions. Patients who have scarring, wrinkles, scars from incisions, or textural issues will benefit most from a series of approximately 5 treatments, with each session being spaced 4 weeks apart. Results are visible 2–3 months after the procedure.

What is the Fraxel laser?

It is an advanced laser technology that creates tiny precise injuries to the skin. It makes many thousands of microscopic holes in the skin. This is one of the ways it causes the body to produce new collagen. This prompts the production of new collagen during the healing process. This newly generated collagen rejuvenates the skin and enhances its overall appearance.

What types of skin problems can a Fraxel laser treat?

The Fraxel laser can treat various skin concerns including sun damage with uneven discoloration, dark spots, uneven texture, enlarged pores, acne scars, and wrinkles.

How many treatments of the Fraxel laser are needed?

For brown discoloration, 1 to 2 treatments may be necessary. For scars or wrinkles, 4 treatments are usually necessary, spaced one month apart. The number of treatment sessions depends on your goals.

What is the duration of the Fraxel laser?

The actual laser takes 20 minutes. However, considering the time required for numbing before the procedure and icing after the treatment, it is advisable to allocate an hour and 30 minutes for your office visit.

How far apart are the treatments for Fraxel laser scheduled?

The treatments are scheduled 4 or more weeks apart.

What color skin types can have the Fraxel laser?

The Fraxel laser treatment is suitable for all skin types, although the power settings on the laser may require adjusting. In the case of darker skin, the laser settings may need to be lowered. That is why it is essential to see a skincare specialist with expertise in laser devices. This laser may not be for everyone, as some patients may prefer a no-downtime laser like the Cynosure RevLite laser or a mini Fraxel like the Clear + Brilliant, which has less downtime.

Will a Fraxel laser improve the signs of aging?

A Fraxel laser improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the overall skin texture.

Can I have a Fraxel laser if I have acne breakouts?

It is highly recommended to treat any acne before undergoing the Fraxel laser treatment. It is crucial to avoid any active acne breakouts during the procedure.

Is it possible to just treat the nose or chin with the Fraxel laser?

Sometimes it is unnecessary to have the Fraxel laser treatment on the entire face. If you only have scars on a specific region of your face, you can focus on treating that particular area. The decision depends on your requirements, as some patients only have scars on their cheeks, nose or chin.

Can I have blood vessels treated when I have the Fraxellaser?

Spider veins, also referred to as blood vessels, can be effectively treated using a different laser known as the Cool Glide during a separate treatment session.

Do I need to pre-treat before the Fraxel laser?

Patients with a darker complexion may require prior treatment using topical agents containing vitamin C and hydroquinone to prevent hyperpigmentation. This pre-treatment should begin two weeks before the actual Fraxel treatment.

Are men good candidates for the Fraxel laser?

The Fraxel laser has proven to be highly effective in treating numerous individuals, particularly men who have acne scars, surgical scars, or other skin issues. The outcomes achieved through this treatment have been exceptional.

Is it possible to undergo Fraxel laser treatment for hands?

The Fraxel laser is frequently used to treat brown spots on clients' hands. This is one of the most commonly used areas for this laser. This treatment effectively eliminates the brown spots, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Is it possible to use a Fraxel laser on the chest?

This particular location is commonly chosen for the Fraxel laser treatment, as it is highly beneficial in eliminating sun damage on the chest as well as brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Many women regularly request these services, expressing their desire to combat the appearance of aging caused by uneven skin tones.

Can I have the Fraxel laser if I’ve just been in the sun?

It is advisable to refrain from sun exposure for 3–4 weeks before undergoing this treatment. The application of a Fraxel laser is not suitable for tanned skin.

Is it necessary to protect the eyes while undergoing the Fraxel laser?

Eye protection is required during a Fraxel laser. Eye shields are used to ensure the safety and protection of your eyes.

Can a Fraxel laser tighten the skin?

Due to the presence of new collagen formation, the skin tends to become slightly firmer following a Fraxel laser treatment. However, for more effective skin tightening, it is recommended to opt for a radiofrequency procedure. In certain cases, a Fraxel laser may be combined with a radiofrequency skin-tightening device.

Do I need to wear sunscreen after having a Fraxel laser?

It is crucial to apply sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and an SPF ranging from 30 to 50. Dr. Jaliman advises opting for a sunscreen that contains a significant amount of zinc oxide.

Can I have a Fraxel laser if I have self tanner on my face?

You should wait for the self-tanner to fade away naturally. Many doctors can remove it with a peel treatment in their clinic. The laser perceives the self-tanner as a genuine tan.

Is it possible to undergo laser hair removal and Fraxel laser on the same day?

The Fraxel laser and laser hair removal procedures should not be done on the same day in the same area. It is recommended to schedule them with a two-week interval.

Is it possible to undergo Fraxel laser treatment and body contouring on the same area on the same day?

It is advisable to avoid combining these two treatments in a single day. It is recommended to allow a minimum of two weeks between these two procedures.

Can I have Botox injections on the same day that I have a Fraxel laser?

If you wish to receive both the Fraxel laser and Botox treatments on the same day, it is recommended to undergo the Fraxel laser treatment before the Botox injections. Bruising may occur as a result of the Botox injections.

Is the Fraxel laser painful?

A member of the medical team will apply a topical numbing cream to the patient's skin 45 minutes before the procedure. The Zimmer Chiller device will also be used to deliver cold air to the skin to minimize any discomfort and dissipate the heat emitted from the laser, as there is a prickling sensation. Some patients describe a burning feeling in their skin. In some cases, pain medication will be given by mouth. No anesthesia is needed.

Can I have the Fraxel laser if I have herpes infections on my lips?

It is necessary to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills by mouth before the procedure and after the procedure to prevent a recurrence of a herpes infection. The physician will send a prescription to your pharmacy before the procedure. You cannot have the laser with an active infection as it will spread the infection.

Is there downtime with the Fraxel laser?

After this procedure, there are a few days of redness and swelling. It is common for people to schedule an appointment on a Friday, allowing them to recuperate over the weekend, so they don't have to take time off from work. The treatment area may resemble a mild sunburn and can be concealed with makeup or tinted sunscreen.

What are the possible adverse effects of the Fraxel laser?

Swelling and redness are common side effects that may occur from lasers, especially from the Fraxel laser. Additionally, hyperpigmentation is a potential side effect but is not commonly seen. Bacterial and viral infections are very rare, especially since precautions are taken with prescription medication by mouth.

Will the Fraxel laser removal all of my acne scars?

Please bear in mind that once your skin has been scarred by acne or surgery, it will never regain its original appearance due to tissue damage. However, the appearance of these scars can significantly be improved with multiple treatments of this fractional laser. The extent of improvement will vary depending on the severity of the scars. It is important to maintain realistic expectations as the level of correction is influenced by the depth of the original scar.

In cases where there are deep scars, a doctor can place an injection of fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, or other injectables to improve them. These deep scars may need added volume with filler in the center of the scar to correct them. These fillers contain an anesthetic, making the procedure relatively painless. This will enhance the overall beauty of the skin and improve the final result. Other procedures such as PRP, Thermage radiofrequency, and microneedling may also be beneficial in treating these scars.

Each time that your skin is treated with the Fraxel laser, it will stimulate the skin cells and promote new collagen production. This collagen makes the skin smoother and produces a more uniform complexion and improvements are seen. Your skin will look refreshed and glowing. The majority of patients are content with the outcome of their laser treatment and are already planning their next appointment.

Is it possible to have a Fraxel laser after a facelift?

It is advisable to consult with your plastic surgeon before undergoing Fraxel laser treatment. It is usually recommended after a six-week waiting period following a facelift.

What skin care products can I use after the Fraxel laser?

It is advisable to use a product containing mild ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. This will effectively moisturize extremely dry skin. Apply a substantial amount of the product and make certain it is fragrance-free. Micellar water is an excellent choice for removing make-up or sunscreen. Avoid products that contain potent acids like retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid as they may cause irritation. It is best to avoid a product with essential oils as they have fragrance. By following these tips you can promote the speedy healing of your skin.

Do I have to limit my activities after the Fraxel laser?

It is advisable to restrict intense physical activities for one week following the Fraxel laser. This will help prevent swelling.

Can actinic keratosis be treated with a Fraxel laser?

This laser resurfacing procedure will improve actinic keratoses and eliminate some of them. It is another treatment option that some physicians use in conjunction with cryotherapy and topical prescription medication.

How do I pick a provider for Fraxel laser?

Verify the credentials of the dermatologist, assess the frequency at which they performed the procedure, review before and after photos. You should also seek recommendations from your friends, family, and your general physician.

Who is a good candidate for the Fraxel laser?

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin color
  • Brown spots
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Sun damage
  • Skin texture
  • Skin rejuvenation

Who is not a good candidate for the Fraxel laser?

  • patients taking prednisone or other steroids
  • patients on isotretinoin
  • patients with a history of keloids or another scarring condition
  • patients in poor health
  • patients with poor wound healing

Is the Fraxel laser safe?

The Fraxel laser received FDA-approval in 2005. It was the first fractional laser when the original article was written. Developed by Reliant Technologies, now known as Solta Medical, this laser is widely regarded as a groundbreaking advancement in laser technology. Its notable attributes include minimal downtime and a reduced risk of side effects. Extensive research, studies, reviews, and testimonials on this laser highlight its significance. While there may be numerous imitations, there is only one authentic Fraxel laser. It is used in many locations all over the world. When used correctly, this laser is both safe and effective.It has unique properties as it selectively targets a fraction of the skin, resulting in gradual rejuvenation while preserving healthy skin in between.

How long does the Fraxel laser last?

The Fraxel laser treatment is a lasting solution for acne scars, ensuring they are permanently removed. However, when it comes to addressing fine lines and wrinkles, the natural aging process persists. Therefore, it is advisable to undergo periodic treatments to sustain a rejuvenated and radiant complexion.

Does medical insurance cover the Fraxel laser?

The Fraxel laser is considered an aesthetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. Before undergoing this treatment, the price will be discussed in detail.

To obtain further details and address your concerns, contact the practice of Dr. Debra Jaliman, a board-certified dermatologist in Manhattan, New York City. You can reach her dermatology office at 212-517-8855 to arrange a complimentary consultation with a laser technician. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your needs, explore available options, get additional information, and gain insights into the risks and benefits associated with the Fraxel laser. Rest assured, your questions will be answered, and a personalized treatment plan will be thoroughly discussed.

What does Fraxel Laser do?

The FDA has approved the use of Fraxel laser to treat some of these skin conditions:

  • Acne scars, particularly atrophic scars like ice pick and boxcar scars.
  • Surgical scars, injury scars, and post-op scars.
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Freckles, sun spots, and age spots
  • Uneven discoloration and pigmentation
  • Tiny lines around the eyes lines called periocular lines.
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin tone and texture

What is Fraxel laser resurfacing?

In the past, ablative laser technology was the mainstay of laser skin resurfacing. Recovery from ablative laser treatments is time-consuming and uncomfortable. Thanks to the new Fraxel laser treatment, patients can experience the skin-rejuvenating benefits of laser resurfacing without discomfort or prolonged downtime. Using tiny columns that penetrate deeply into the skin and treat only a portion of the skin at a time, the Fraxel uses non-ablative laser technology, sparing the surrounding tissue from damage. The fractional laser technology encourages a healing process that is quicker and more efficient. The FDA first approved the Fraxel laser as a fractionated laser for non-ablative laser skin resurfacing. The results of the Fraxel laser treatment are visible rejuvenation and the formation of new skin featuring healthier skin cells. The Fraxel laser therapy improves the skin's surface and encourages the creation of new elastin and collagen, restoring your skin's natural beauty. Skin that appears younger and more radiant results from this collagen stimulation.

How Does Fraxel Laser Work?

There are two lasers in one with the Fraxel® Dual laser since it has two different settings or laser beams. Using a cutting-edge Thulium laser with a wavelength of 1927 nm, we can rapidly, uniformly, and nearly painlessly eliminate pigmentation, age spots, and sun damage from the skin. By focusing on particular chromophores or colored components within skin cells, this particular wavelength of light may reduce pigmented areas by causing a regulated, localized heat reaction. To reduce discomfort, the Fraxel Dual has a Zimmer Chiller device that releases cold air concurrently with the laser.

The Fraxel Dual laser's Erbium component uses the 1550 nm wavelength to treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and skin texture. The Erbium technology promotes new collagen formation by concentrating energy in the skin's deeper layers. In the end, the new collagen that is created improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, acne scars, skin texture, stretch marks, and surgical scars.

Fraxel Dual delivers precise targeted light energy to the skin in fractionated form. Fraxel produces small wounds to the skin to promote the body's natural healing process and promote the synthesis of new collagen. Compared with traditional skin resurfacing lasers, the fractionated energy has the advantage of causing less damage to the skin resulting in a quicker healing period.

How the Fraxel Treatment Process Is Performed?

Patients usually schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Jaliman to review the skin disorders they want treated, such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, rosacea, fine lines, or stretch marks. Depending on the desired outcome and time constraints, the Fraxel laser procedure can be arranged for another time or carried out on the same day if it is decided that it is the ideal therapy method. An hour before the procedure, the entire area is covered with a topical numbing cream. By taking this action, possible discomfort is reduced to a minimum. When applied to the face, a Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 therapy session lasts about fifteen minutes. For larger body parts like the arms and legs, it could take 30 minutes or more.

Your skin gets warm like a minor sunburn just after the process. Following treatment, an ice pack will be administered to the skin; if needed, this can be continued at home. Patients can then use moisturizer but still need to avoid the sun completely.

Many patients combine Fraxel laser therapy with other skin-rejuvenating procedures for the best cosmetic results. For individuals who experience face redness or rosacea, the Laser Genesis laser might be used with the Fraxel laser. Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that only targets the skin's red pigment at a certain wavelength. Stretch marks, rosacea, broken capillaries, pigmented acne scars, and other types of facial redness are all effectively less noticeable with Laser Genesis. Furthermore, you can effortlessly combine Fraxel Laser therapy with aesthetic injectables like Juvederm and Botox to get the finest possible cosmetic outcomes.

Whether you want to repair wrinkles, acne scars, or general sun damage, Dr. Jaliman can create a personalized treatment plan. Brown pigmentation can be treated with a 100% Thulium laser, while wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and textures are usually treated with a 100% Erbium laser. Dr. Jaliman frequently employs a combination treatment that includes both thulium and erbium for more thorough outcomes. The Fraxel Dual's most remarkable feature is that it may be customized to meet your specific needs for each treatment.

Fraxel produces excellent outcomes with essentially little downtime. An area may require as little as three or two treatments, depending on the number of age spots and the degree of pigmentation. The outcome is radiant, lovely skin. The average monthly treatment plan for wrinkles, scars, and fine lines is four to five sessions. Overall, improvements in skin tone, texture, and fine lines are the result, as is a younger-looking, healthier appearance.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel laser treatment is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking to improve the appearance of their skin. This non-invasive technique utilizes fractional laser technology to target specific areas, providing a range of advantages.

Here are some key benefits of Fraxel laser treatment:

  1. Skin Rejuvenation: Fraxel laser treatment stimulates the production of collagen, a crucial protein that helps maintain skin elasticity and firmness. This process improves skin texture, reduces fine lines, and creates a more youthful appearance.
  2. Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The fractional laser targets fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen remodeling. This results in smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of age-related lines, especially around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.
  3. Treatment of Acne Scars: Fraxel laser therapy effectively diminishes the appearance of acne scars. Promoting collagen production and resurfacing damaged skin helps achieve a smoother complexion and minimize the visibility of acne-related blemishes.
  4. Even Skin Tone: Uneven pigmentation, sunspots, and age spots can be significantly reduced through Fraxel laser treatment. The procedure targets hyperpigmentation, promoting more even skin tones and a radiant complexion.
  5. Sun Damage Repair: Exposure to the sun can cause long-term damage to the skin, including sunspots and premature aging. Fraxel laser treatment can effectively address sun damage, restoring the skin's health and vitality.
  6. Safe for Various Skin Types: Fraxel laser treatment is generally safe for various skin types and tones. The fractional approach minimizes the risk of complications often associated with more aggressive laser treatments.

Before considering Fraxel laser treatment, individuals should consult a qualified dermatologist or healthcare professional to determine the most suitable approach based on their skin concerns and medical history. If you are looking for a New York Fraxel specialist, you may call our clinic at (212) 517-8855.


Here are some frequently asked questions.

Q: What is a Fraxel Laser and how does it work?

Fraxel Laser is a non-invasive laser treatment that uses fractional technology to target specific areas of the skin. It creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body's natural healing process and promoting collagen production for smoother, rejuvenated skin.

Q: How many sessions of Fraxel treatment are needed?

For the best outcomes with facial pigmentation treatment, three Fraxel laser treatments spaced one month apart are usually required if you have a lot of sun damage and sun spots. It makes sense that numerous sessions are required to achieve the optimum cosmetic results since each Fraxel laser treatment treats roughly 25 to 40 percent of the area at a time.

Patients with wrinkles, fine lines, or acne scars typically require four to five treatments spaced at least one month apart, depending on the extent of their condition. Even though there is an instant improvement following the laser treatment, each Fraxel laser treatment results in months of new collagen formation for ongoing rejuvenation.

Q: What is the Fraxel laser used for?

Fantastic for treating skin texture, dullness, age spots, brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, and surgical scars, Fraxel is a laser for skin rejuvenation. This cutting-edge laser will improve tough acne scars, reduce the appearance of dark spots and crow's feet, and give you a more radiant, healthy-looking complexion. Various body parts can be treated with a Fraxel laser. Treatment spots that are frequently treated include the hands, arms, neck, and face. Because laser treatment stimulates the development of new collagen, Fraxel treatment is well known for successfully improving acne scars.

Q: How does Fraxel Laser compare to other skincare treatments in Manhattan?

Fraxel Laser stands out among skincare treatments in Manhattan for its effectiveness in addressing many concerns. Consult a Manhattan dermatologist to explore how Fraxel compares to other aesthetic options for your specific skincare needs.

Q: What is the role of a dermatologist in the Fraxel Laser process?

A dermatologist specializing in aesthetic procedures plays a crucial role in assessing skin conditions, recommending the appropriate Fraxel treatment plan, and ensuring the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Their expertise in skincare contributes to achieving the desired outcomes. Book a consultation with our clinic if you need a dermatologist in New York.

Q: Is there a recommended skincare routine post-Fraxel Laser for optimal results?

Dermatologists often provide post-treatment skincare recommendations to enhance and maintain Fraxel Laser results. That may include specific products and routines tailored to promote healing, protect the skin, and optimize long-term benefits.

Q: What sets Manhattan dermatology clinics apart in offering Fraxel Laser?

Manhattan dermatology clinics often specialize in cutting-edge aesthetic procedures, and Fraxel Laser is no exception. Choosing a clinic focusing on skincare and aesthetic treatments ensures access to the latest technology and experienced doctors for superior results.

Q: Are there different types of Fraxel lasers?

Currently, Fraxel laser treatments come in three different varieties. The most common kind of Fraxel is the Fraxel dual laser, which is usually available in the office of a dermatologist like Dr. Jaliman. The newest model of Fraxel lasers, Fraxel Dual, incorporates the benefits of Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Repair, its two predecessors. Fraxel Dual combines the milder benefits of non-ablative lasers with the equivalent results of ablative lasers. Two different wavelengths are used by the non-ablative laser Fraxel Dual: 1550 nm & 1927 nm. Erbium, with a wavelength of 1550 nm, is a good treatment for fine lines, pores, uneven skin texture, and scars from surgery and acne. Thulium 1927 nm targets pigmented areas precisely and superficially, sparing surrounding skin from damage. Its fractionated laser technology and dual-wavelength allow it to treat skin non-ablatively with minimal downtime.

The Fraxel Repair is an ablative laser using fractional CO2 to repair damaged skin. Using a strong light wavelength, Fraxel Repair breaks up tiny columns in the skin's outer layer to promote the creation of new collagen and elastin. Fraxel Repair may also address scars, deep wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone, and sunspots to achieve a rejuvenating result. Being an ablative laser, Fraxel Repair requires a large amount of downtime, typically lasting one week. Skin with significant damage is a good candidate for this more powerful laser.

The Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative laser that heats the skin and promotes collagen production using the Erbium 1550 nm wavelength. It works well for mild to severe skin damage, including pigmentation, fine lines, and uneven texture. It is a kinder option than Fraxel Repair. Fraxel Restore has minimal downtime, typically lasting one to two days.

Q: Which is the better CO2 laser or Fraxel?

Different skin resurfacing procedures, such as CO2 and Fraxel lasers, can treat age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun or age spots. The 10,600 nm wavelength of light emitted by CO2 lasers is absorbed by water in skin cells, causing the skin's outermost layer to peel off. We refer to this as skin resurfacing. The deeper layer of the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen by this regulated heat injury, making the skin tighter, smoother, and more elastic. Compared to non-ablative CO2 lasers, relative CO2 lasers are more aggressive in vaporizing skin tissue to get visible results. Fractional CO2 lasers have a quicker recovery period and are kinder. It uses many microbeams to ablate the skin in columns without harming the surrounding tissue. The fact that this is more targeted reduces the possibility of experiencing undesirable side effects. Fraxel Dual works using light energy that has been fractionated or divided into thousands of tiny beams. Fraxel uses two wavelengths to address different needs: Thulium 1927 nm treating pigmentation and Erbium 1550 nm for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and surgery scars. Fraxel induces small, controlled incisions in the skin to encourage collagen formation and healing. The fractionated technology used in Fraxel treatment enables quick healing, few side effects, and little recovery time.

With the CO2 laser, the top layer of skin is completely removed during a surgical skin resurfacing procedure. It requires a two-week period of extended rest while your skin recovers completely. The CO2 laser's harsh technique raises the possibility of unfavorable side effects like hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. For people with darker skin tones, such as Asian and olive skin tones, neither of the lasers is advised. Whether CO2 or Fraxel is advised depends on your aesthetic goals, the time you have available for recovery, and the doctor's judgment. See board-certified dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman for a consultation to determine which skin resurfacing lasers are best for you.

Q: Is it possible to combine Fraxel® with other treatments for face rejuvenation?

Yes! After a single Fraxel laser treatment session, most patients see a noticeable change in the texture and tone of their skin. But it's typical to combine Fraxel with other cosmetic procedures to get the best possible results from skin rejuvenation. After laser skin resurfacing, dermatologists often employ a combination of Botox® to address dynamic fine lines and dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® to diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles and restore volume lost with aging. After Fraxel, microneedling combined with PRP is a standard procedure to preserve optimal results. The concept behind Fraxel and PRP microneedling is identical, except that Fraxel causes superficial skin micro-injuries, whereas PRP stimulates collagen production. Before Fraxel, the Laser Genesis could improve redness on the face, ruptured blood vessels, and scars from acne, since it targets red pigment from the skin at a specific wavelength. Collaborating closely with Dr. Jaliman to identify a personalized treatment plan to enable you to achieve your goals is ideal.

One of the most popular combinations with Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment is the Thermage CPT or TempSure Envi radiofrequency treatment. Thermage CPT and TempSure Envi are regarded as two of the most effective non-invasive methods of skin tightening. Using radiofrequency energy to heat the dermal layers and create new collagen, Thermage CPT and TempSure Envi tighten the skin. Patients can readily arrange a treatment session because radiofrequency has no downtime. Another benefit that patients frequently experience is that the rejuvenating benefits can linger for up to two years. The skin-tightening properties of Thermage CPt or TempSure Envi and the rejuvenating properties of Fraxel work together to create the best cosmetic results.

Q: When to exfoliate following Fraxel?

It is advised to wait a week following a Fraxel laser therapy session before exfoliating. Skin flaking is one of the most prevalent effects that patients experience during the short period of downtime connected with Fraxel treatment. Letting the skin recover independently is crucial rather than trying to scrub the flakes off to get the finest aesthetic results. Dr. Jaliman will provide all the aftercare instructions to achieve and maintain the finest rejuvenation results when you get Fraxel laser skin resurfacing in NYC. It is crucial to stay out of the sun the week after your Fraxel laser treatment and use mild skincare products. Skin photosensitivity increases in the treated area after Fraxel laser treatment, increasing the skin's vulnerability to UV damage. Refraining from sun exposure shields the skin as it heals and keeps any skin issues from getting worse.

How do I begin receiving Fraxel laser treatments today?

Dr. Debra Jaliman can help if you're concerned by the appearance of uneven skin tones or texture, wish to reduce the signs of aging, or spent a lot of time in the sun when you were young because the Fraxel laser is a safe and effective treatment option for various skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Jaliman frequently calls it the "magic laser" Whether you're having issues with your hands, arms, chest, neck, or face, Fraxel could be the ideal skin-resurfacing laser treatment to brighten your complexion while requiring the least recovery time.

Board-certified in dermatology, Dr. Jaliman has years of experience offering the finest non-invasive rejuvenation treatments to some of the most discerning people in the world. She is among the best dermatologists in New York City. Upon consultation at her private dermatology clinic in New York, Dr. Jaliman will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that best suits your unique skin concerns and aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jaliman by contacting us online or calling (212) 517-8855 to discover more about Fraxel's benefits and have us design your unique rejuvenation treatment plan.