Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian are proud to announce that we have received our state of the artFraxel Repair Laser and are now using it to perform skin rejuvenation procedures. The Fraxel Repair is the newest member of the Fraxel family of lasers, and it provides an additional option for skin resurfacing. The major difference between the Fraxel Repair and the original Fraxel is that the light emitted by the Fraxel Repair laser is based on carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of erbium.


The use of carbon dioxide as the source of the laser light results in the Fraxel Repair laser being a more effective skin tightener than the original Fraxel laser. In addition, it allows us to complete the laser treatment in only one or at most two treatment sessions. These are two of the major advantages of the Fraxel Repair laser.


The Fraxel Repair laser is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles, furrows, fine lines, textural irregularities, pigmented skin lesions, and vascular dyschromia. (Vascular dyschromia is the medical term for broken capillaries and diffuse redness.) It is most appropriate for patients who have moderate skin laxity, brown sunspots, and relatively deeper lines and wrinkles on their face and lips.


When used on the face, treatment with the Fraxel Repair results in visible skin tightening and significant improvement in wrinkles and pigmentation in the treated areas. The laser will also improve brown pigment, acne scars, and other facial scars. The skin heals with greatly improved texture. The result is smoother, tighter, and younger looking skin. Often, only a single treatment is needed. Some patients, however, may wish to undergo a second procedure to further enhance their results. Fraxel Repair treatment does have some downtime. A full-face treatment generally has three to five days of downtime.


The Fraxel Repair may be used to treat the entire face or it may be used to treat smaller areas such as the upper lip and eyelids. When the upper lip or eyelids are treated, the result is a much smoother upper lip and more open upper eyelids.


In addition to its use on the face, the Fraxel Repair may also be used to treat the neck and chest. In these off-face locations, the laser treatment again results in skin tightening, improved skin texture, and improved skin color in only one or at most two treatments.


The Fraxel Repair laser is truly outstanding.