What does Fraxel accomplish? Does it tighten the skin?

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Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Published on Feb 20, 2017

Fraxel is a fractionated CO2 laser Treatment. CO2 laser facial resurfacing was always a very effective method for improving the overall look of the skin. It greatly helped with lines, wrinkles and other skin imperfections but was very aggressive and caused severe wounding and downtime for recovery. Fraxel uses CO2 but in a modified fractional basis. Only about 25% of the skin is actually affected in any treatment. This provides many of the same results but without the downtime, although repeated treatments may be required.

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Fraxel is a fractionated CO2 laser Treatment. CO2 laser facial resurfacing was always a very effective method for improving the overall look of the skin. It greatly helped with lines, wrinkles and other skin imperfections but was very aggressive and caused severe wounding and downtime for recovery. Fraxel uses CO2 but in a modified fractional basis. Only about 25% of the skin is actually affected in any treatment. This provides many of the same results but without the downtime, although repeated treatments may be required.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Rejuve

Published on Apr 26, 2014

There are 4 types of Fraxel depending on the desired strength, how much down time the patient can afford, and overall outcome desired by the patient. In general, Fraxel devices will tighten the skin to some degree, decrease pore size, remove age spots, decrease lines, improve scars, and even skin tone.

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

There are 4 types of Fraxel depending on the desired strength, how much down time the patient can afford, and overall outcome desired by the patient. In general, Fraxel devices will tighten the skin to some degree, decrease pore size, remove age spots, decrease lines, improve scars, and even skin tone.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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