It is the only laser device specially designed to resurface a fraction of skin at a time without breaking the skin’s protective outer barrier. Fraxel can also be used to treat non-facial skin such as sun damaged hands, neck and chest. Treatment takes about one to one and a half hours including the application of a topical anesthetic, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients can resume routine activities and apply makeup right after treatment. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 5-7 days. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in about 2 days.
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