Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing

Available in Pittsburgh, Fraxel® Dual 1550/1927 laser treatment, the latest advancement in fractional technology, is the ideal laser treatment for people with active lifestyles who want to improve skin tone and texture without the downtime or redness associated with other laser skin resurfacing treatments.

The Fraxel laser body treatment:

  • Erases Brown Spots
  • Smoothes Acne and Surgical Scars
  • Rejuvenates Neck, Chest and Hands
  • Lightens Stretch Marks
  • Tightens Sagging Skin



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Fraxel laser for the body targets aging skin and sun damaged skin by zeroing in on the damaged tissue. The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 laser creates microscopic columns far below the surface of the skin. Each column penetrates deep into the skin eliminating the damaged skin through the body’s own healing power.

As the body heals the microscopic “columns”, new collagen is formed creating healthy, unaffected tissue that is free of imperfections such as dark spots and sun damage.  The new collagen also firms and plumps the skin offering a mild skin tighten effect.  The new collagen also adds volume; smoothing out depressed areas of skin such as scars and stretch marks.

Fraxel laser treatments are effective only when performed in a series of sessions because each session treats 20 to 25 percent of the skin.  Typically, 4 or 5 sessions, spaced 2-4 weeks apart are needed to achieve the desired result. Over the course of two or three months, new collagen begins to form, creating healthy, flawless and radiant skin.

In Pittsburgh, Fraxel Dual laser treatments are performed in our Shadyside, PA, Mt. Lebanon, PA and Wexford, PA locations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Fraxel laser treatment for the body tighten the skin?
During a Fraxel treatment, the laser creates tiny, microscopic channels or wounds in the skin. As the body heals these small wounds, the skin contracts and tightens the surrounding tissue. Additionally, the body creates new, healthy collagen during the healing process – leaving behind tighter, firmer skin.
How are Fraxel laser treatments performed?
First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin approximately 60 minutes before the treatment. The anesthetic is removed prior to the treatment. Using a “smart scanning” hand piece to ensure consistency, the laser energy is delivered to the skin; penetrating deep into the dermis where the microscopic channels are created and triggering the body’s healing process and collagen production. Each treatment session may take as little as 20 minutes or up to 45 minutes to perform (depending on the area of the body being treated). Due to the topical anesthetic and the cool air applied during treatment, most people find the Fraxel laser skin resurfacing session to be comfortable. When asked, patients describe the feeling as a “prickling” sensation. An oral sedative may be offered to clients with sensitive skin and who find the “prickling” sensation uncomfortable.
What type of side effects can I expect from a Fraxel treatment?
The most commonly reported side effects from Fraxel laser treatments include a mild “sunburn” lasting a day or two after treatment and mild swelling to the treatment area.

Alternative Treatments

Medlite C6 Rejuvenation
Laser skin treatment with the MedLite C6 delivers a refreshed appearance by simultaneously treating multiple skin conditions including large pores, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and skin tone and texture while boosting the natural collagen production deep within the dermis for firmer, more youthful skin.
Chemical Peels
A Chemical Peel uses a precise chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin, revealing a bright, healthy, more vibrant complexion.
Intense Pulsed Light
Available at The Skin Center locations in both Columbus and Pittsburgh, Intense Pulsed Light treatments make fading freckles, sun spots and other complexion concerns a problem of the past.

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