Fraxel is a CO2 laser skin resurfacing system that uses fractionated technology to rejuvenate the skin. This technique addresses smaller areas (leaving the surrounding tissue intact) for less invasive treatment with a much quicker recovery. CO2 laser Fraxel skin resurfacing helps rebuild the skin while reducing blemishes and scarring.

Who is a good candidate for this treatment?

Fraxel laser treatment can be adjusted for a wide range of skin types and tones. You may be a candidate for Fraxel CO2 laser skin resurfacing if you would like to improve:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Shallow scarring
  • Large pores
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Sunspots, freckles, or discoloration
  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Dr. Mesa for CO2 laser resurfacing in NYC, NJ, or Miami

It’s important to choose your doctor carefully when you’re undergoing laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Mesa is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training at top institutions such as Harvard University. Patients trust Dr. Mesa to achieve exceptional results.

What should I expect with a Fraxel skin resurfacing procedure?

CO2 laser Fraxel skin resurfacing is a comfortable treatment that usually takes less than an hour to perform. We apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure, and use a cooling device throughout the process. The handheld Fraxel device is passed over the surface of your skin, delivering multiple pulses of laser energy at precise depths as determined by Dr. Mesa. While the procedure is designed to cause controlled damage in the deeper layers, the outer layer of the skin remains untouched.

What is recovery like after CO2 laser Fraxel skin resurfacing?

After Fraxel laser resurfacing, the treated skin may be red and tender, as though you had a sunburn. This should subside within hours or days, depending on the depth of treatment and your speed of healing. Applying ice can help to minimize swelling. You may want to take a few days to rest and avoid social situations until these symptoms resolve.


When will I see results with Fraxel CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

Your results will appear almost immediately, and will improve over time. Within the first few days after treatment, your skin will be brighter and smoother with a better tone. Results will continue to improve over the next three to six months, as your skin cells are renewed and more collagen is produced within the skin structure.

How do Fraxel lasers work?

Energy is emitted from a Fraxel laser in tiny columns that cause thermal destruction to damaged skin cells, leaving the surrounding tissues intact while stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

How many Fraxel skin resurfacing treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required can depend on the issue being addressed. Wrinkles and scarring typically require more treatment sessions than sunspots or other pigment problems.

What are the benefits of Fraxel laser skin resurfacing?

Fraxel is a good option for individuals who want to look younger without a lot of downtime. Benefits of this procedure include:

  • Non-invasive treatment with no incisions or needles
  • Integrated cooling for comfort and safety
  • Outstanding results with minimal downtime

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