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The Fraxel (Fractional) Laser effectively changes the texture of the skin and provides improvement for Acne Scars, Surgical and accidental scarring, Enlarged pores, Wrinkles, Age and / or sun spots, Uneven pigmentation, Irregular skin texture, and Actinic Keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions)

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  • Prices will vary according to your specific needsPrices will vary according to your specific needs

The treatment is unique for the following reasons: the pinpoint beam penetrates beneath the surface of the skin, eliminates old damaged cells and stimulates the body’s own healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The treatment is far more successful than dermabrasion or chemical peeling.

Two levels of results can be expected, immediate and progressive. Immediately rows of microscopic dots appear and soon turn red. Swelling may occur, especially around the eyes. From the next day small scabs will develop and gentle washing must ensure scabs will ex-foliate spontaneously and are not purposely removed. In the Crème Classique range, the following is used: wash gently with the Safari Cleansing Bar and apply the Ointment afterwards. Avoid the sun for the first 6 weeks and wear a hat and apply Safari SPF40 Sunscreen from the 2nd week. It is advised to permanently take care by applying sun protection. The next 3-6 months will give the final improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create collagen, combined with maintaining a good skin care routine.

People with Olive to dark skin may not be treated with the Fraxel Laser, as it may darken the skin or leave blemishes. Up to 3 follow-up appointments are recommended, as often as 6 weeks apart. Areas around the eyes and mouth may require further light treatment for the best final results.

Kindly note that individual results may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hyperpigmentation or sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scarring

The Fraxel dual laser is the type you commonly find in dermatologists' offices. It features two lasers with different wavelengths in one device: One that targets pigmentation and sun damage and another that goes deeper to target wrinkles, texture, and acne scarring. There is Fraxel Restore, a non-ablative (meaning no open wounds) laser, and Fraxel Repair, which is the most powerful and uses an ablative fractionated carbon dioxide laser for more severe cases. The latter requires more extensive downtime.

No matter which Fraxel laser you choose, the mechanism is the same. The energy from the lasers creates tiny "columns of thermal destruction" in the skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace old, damaged cells.

First, make sure you don't have extensive breakouts, open wounds, or infections on the face. Stop using products with retinoids one week before your treatment. On the actual day-of, you'll be topically numbed for 45 minutes, and the procedure itself takes 20 to 30 minutes