Fraxel Repair Laser Treatments
Dr. Ahn has performed thousands of Fraxel Repair treatments.The AWC was the first office in Massachusetts to have the Fraxel Repair laser.The AWC was one of the first 12 offices in the country to have the Fraxel Repair.Dr. Ahn has personally trained other doctors on how to use the Fraxel Repair laser.Because the AWC has an accredited surgical suite, we can perform the treatment with anesthesia known as intravenous sedation.This level of anesthesia provides a significantly more comfortable experience than with just a topical anesthetic.
Dr. Ahn’s approach to the Fraxel Repair laser emphasizes the following principles:
- Customized treatments based on patients’ clinical issues and skin types.
- Excellent results
What is the Fraxel Repair laser?
The Fraxel Repair laser is similar to the original Fraxel Restore but has a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser source. The CO2 laser contacts the skin at thousands of separated points.At each location, a microscopic column of skin is ablated (removed).This, in combination with heating of surrounding tissue, results in more skin tightening than the Dual/Restore.Benefits of the Fraxel Repair laser treatment include:Significant clearance of brown pigment in one treatment.Improvement in broken capillaries.Stimulation of new collagen growth.More skin tightening as compared to the Dual / Restore.
The Aesthetic Surgical Center at the AWC is an accredited office based surgery center. Because of this we are able to perform all Fraxel Repair treatments under intravenous sedation.Patients under intravenous sedation are not aware of any aspect of the treatment and do not feel anything.
Recovery after Fraxel Repair Laser
Though there is minimal to no discomfort after the treatment, there is significant redness and swelling for 5 days, during which time the patient gently cleans the skin with soaked gauze. Detailed instructions and a cleaning kit are provided to the patient by the AWC.After 5-6 days the patient can wear makeup to hide the remaining redness. This fades to lighter shades of pink over the course of a few weeks and can easily be covered with makeup.