Fraxel Laser

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An FDA-approved brand of laser devices, Fraxel aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). LEARN MORE ›

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Well, I had fraxel in March 2010. Initially when they put the numbing cream on my face I broke out in a huge hive. I was told that this had never happened to a patient before. My face was extremely red and swollen so I was given a shot of benadryl and they took the cream off of my face and used... READ MORE

I asked the derm what I could do about minor acne scarring. The first thing out of her mouth was Fraxel. I hadn't heard of Fraxel and at the time (January 8, 2010), there weren't many bad reviews out yet. So I trusted the doctor and went ahead with the derm's recommendation... READ MORE

I am so excited with the results of the Fraxel. I had this procedure in conjunction with fillers and it has transformed my face! I look a decade younger and my skin is so smooth. It does hurt but it is pain that is bearable and is quickly forgotten. The after is no more pain than being hot... READ MORE

A board certified plastic surgeon scarred my face over 10 years ago and I had it recently (Jan 2010 & July 2010) lasered in an attempt to improve the appearance. It was lasered 2x by a Dermatologist using the Active Fx laser - it is now worse than it was before. Worse b/c it is now more... READ MORE

I had the Fraxel Dual and Alexandrite laser about a week ago and look great. I had mild melasma on my upper lip, small patches around the eyes and dozens of scattered brown spots. It's all gone and smooth and I love my result. I only treated specific areas and not the full face but I'm... READ MORE

Here are some pictures (before and 4th day pictures)   Hello everybody! Today is very important day for me.Because I had 1 treatment of 4 or 5  fraxel restore treatment. It was very hard decision for me .The rewievs were very different each other, and this was... READ MORE

See my post of the recent study from Dec 2008 I had this procedure 2 years ago at a plastic surgeons office who I’ve seen for 9 years for botox resty….I would not recommend it to my worst enemy… It seems you may have improvement at first but it causes DNA damage to the... READ MORE

I have been battling melasma, which I think is epidermal as it responds well to treatment, for 1.5 years now. It was brought on by taking Yasmin birth control pills, which I was on to clear minor acne. I have it on my forehead, cheeks and upper lip. Wonderful! I am often outside in the sun, and... READ MORE

WHY I DID IT: fine lines, smile wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars around chin area WHERE I DID IT: i went to a {edited - provider info is shown above the review for registered users}, San Diego, CA because it had the best deal for one treatment. One treatment is all i can afford for... READ MORE

I went for Fraxel Laser for my acne scars. I had it performed on 02/17/09 and I will post my comments as I continue with the treatment. Because of various negative comments regarding Fraxel, I think it's very important to let others know where I am doing the procedure so if everything works out... READ MORE

Pleas help me i don't know what i should do to my face. since 45 days i burn my face by acne cream when i used it on some acne and it's mack my skin burn and it's peel very much and it's take one week to heal. But it's this spot I ask my doctor about it he say i have infection and gave me a... READ MORE

I researched Fraxel for over a year & got as much info as I could. I saw this Dr. on a news program talking about Fraxel so I made an appt. I didn't get to see him but the tech sounded knowledgeable. Another tech did the procedure tho. The first treatment was so excruciatingly... READ MORE

Had one procedure and not sure yet if its worth it yet but my pores are smaller and the swelling has subsided... That said, here is the progression so far. I had the procedure done in Rancho Bernardo ($600) The procedure was administered by a nurse and they recommened a series of 3 treatments... READ MORE

I cant believe the dramatic results from this procedure, my wife is a laser technician, so I get ALOT of services done for free. I used this for my stretch marks, burn scar, facial wrinkles, and sun damage. I can honestly say that EVERY problem I had was taken care of. After the first treatment... READ MORE

I just finished my 5th and final Fraxel laser treatment last Friday. I am 58 years old with acne scarring consisting of pits on my lower cheeks. I also have lines above my lips. The treatments were fairly painful, but not bad with a Valium. My face was very red for about a week, then a lot of... READ MORE

I'll admit it hurts and don't like the swelling after, BUT my results have been wonderful. I decided to get fraxel to get rid of my brown spots. Not only are some completely gone, many are still fading. ALSO, the reduction of my fine lines and wrinkles are amazing. AND, that's only after two... READ MORE

In Dr. Rubinstein’s office, I had the Fraxel, plus Botox and lip fillers. A friend had recommended him to me, and I found Dr. Rubinstein is very good at what he does. I was just unhappy about my eyes and age spots. There were some hesitations for me about the Botox because that had been a d... READ MORE

I am East Indian so my skin type is 4. So I know I need more treatments than people with lighter skin types. I have had 6 fraxel treatments 3 at one clinic 3 at another clinic and zero improvement on my acne scarring. I have some icepic scars, some boxcar scars. But no improvement at all. ... READ MORE

I have a lot of aging spots on my cheeks and forehead, they really bugging me, I asked Dr. Khorsandi for an advise, He suggested me to have Fraxel Laser. He explain about what is the procedure will do and what i can expect during and after the procedure. Today is 2 week after I had Fraxel, the... READ MORE

Hi Everyone.. I have not had Fraxel done but I have had the terrible orange peel texture side effect from using Retin A that many fraxel users have experienced. I used Retin A approx. 3/4 times and my pores enlarged all over my face and I got all these weird lines on my my face look exactly like... READ MORE

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How much does a Fraxel Laser treatment cost?

The typical cost for a Fraxel Laser treatment ranges from $100-$4,500 with an average cost of $1,650. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 781 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more