To begin your Fraxel procedure, we will apply a numbing cream to ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience. We will then move the Fraxel laser over your skin, allowing the device to create tiny holes in the treatment area. These “wounds” will stimulate your body’s natural healing response, encouraging it to produce new collagen. By creating tiny holes rather than removing entire layers of damaged skin, the Fraxel laser is a less intensive procedure that’s substantially more comfortable than other options on the market. In general, most of our Beverly Hills patients will require several sessions spaced a few weeks apart, along with ongoing maintenance visits, to keep their skin healthy and looking its best with the Fraxel laser.
There is no downtime associated with Fraxel treatments, thanks to the gentle nature of this procedure. As such, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily routine right away, with hardly any side effects. At the most, you may experience some swelling, irritation and flakiness, however these effects should be very mild and short-lived. In terms of results, the treated wrinkles, lines and other issues won’t reappear, but you will continue to age normally. As such, it’s important to continue taking optimal care of your skin moving forward, by wearing sunscreen every day, consuming a healthy diet and exercising regularly.