Fractional CO2 (Fraxel®)
Marcus Medical Spa offers Fraxel laser treatments, which result in smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. Fraxel is a safe, non-invasive treatment that erases years from your appearance without the risk, side effects or prolonged downtime of other procedures. Fraxel treatment improves the skin’s tone, texture, and pore size, as well as softens wrinkles and lines with minimal discomfort or down time.
Use our convenient contact form or call our office at (310) 316-1400 to learn more about Fraxel or other skin care treatments at our med spa, or to schedule your complimentary consultation.
What is Fraxel?
The Fraxel laser is a fractionated erbium beam which uses pinpoint laser beams to precisely target thousands of microscopic areas of skin. These beams penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. The treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to replace damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The deeper collagen beneath the skin is stimulated to rebuild, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the benefits?
Fraxel laser is the first non-invasive FDA-approved treatment of its kind. The treatment is designed to address many concerns, including:
- Fine lines
- Age or sun spots
- Acne scars
- Uneven pigmentation
- Irregular texture
Fraxel treatment creates smoother, healthier and younger looking skin with improved tone, texture and pore size. Wrinkles and lines will be softened with minimal discomfort or down time.
Fraxel Laser Treatment Demonstration Video
Where can Fraxel be used?
Because Fraxel treatment is so precise, it is safe and effective on delicate skin areas such as the neck, chest, and hands, in addition to the face.
What is treatment like?
Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure, and cold air is used throughout the treatment to minimize discomfort. After the procedure, most patients report feeling as if they have a mild sunburn. This sensation usually disappears in a few hours.
What results can I expect?
For most people, maximum results are realized in just 3 to 5 sessions, which should be spaced approximately 3 to 6 weeks apart. After the initial healing time, you can expect to see immediate results. The surface of your skin will feel softer and look brighter, and the tone will become more even. You’ll see progressive improvement over the next 6 to 12 months as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.
Who is a good candidate for Fraxel?
Whether you are in your 30s and just starting to see lines, or in your 60s and experiencing deep wrinkles and sagging skin, the Fraxel laser treatment can help. The Fraxel laser has been popular in the Los Angeles metro area for years. It works on all skin types because it targets microscopic areas deep in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact without scarring or increasing pigmentation. Unlike other laser treatments that have not been as effective on African-American, Latino or Asian skin, the Fraxel laser is efficacious.