Fraxel Laser

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Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation,  sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface. LEARN MORE ›

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Horrible Hyperpigmentation After 16 Months - Glen Burnie, MD

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

FRAXEL MAKES YOUR SKIN WORSE!! DON'T DO IT!

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

Fraxel, in Conjunction with Fillers, Transformed my Face - Lithia, FL

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

Be Careful with Active Fx Laser Treatments - Pennsylvania

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

Fraxel Dual ReStore- Great Result. - La Jolla, CA

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

Fraxel Restore Step by Step

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

Do Not Do Fraxel, Ruined my Face.... VA

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

Fraxel: Restore - Painful

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

Fraxel Treatment - So Far So Good!

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

Fraxel Restore - No Results, Worried About Scarring

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

Excruciatingly Painful

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

Fraxel II: Before and After

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 How Amazing It Made my Skin!

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 Am Still Contemplating the Results of my Fraxel Laser Treatments.

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 - Loved the Results! - Odessa, TX

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

Fraxel to Wipe Away a Few Years and Provide a Rejuvenated Look - Beverly Hills, CA

I recently saw Dr. Jason Emer to have a Fraxel Laser treatment to address some sunspots and fine lines that have appeared on my face. I have a fair complexion and over time, sunspots and freckles appear, even though I'm wearing sunscreen. I had one large spot on my cheek bone that seemed to... READ MORE

Fraxel for Sun Damaged Skin

As with any new procedure, I am always anxious of the unknowns...will it hurt? will there be results? what is the downtime? I can honestly say that all of my fears were allayed at Dr Jason Emer's office. From the moment I stepped through the door, the office staff made me feel at ease. I... READ MORE

Monster story

Girls...don't ever get it done. Ithe destroyed my skin. I have needle marks all over my skin. It's disgusting. Doctors will tell you everything they can to get your money. Don't do it. It's been 3 years and Ito changeget my life for the worse. READ MORE

Minimal Improvement

Three Fraxel ReStore treatments. Minimal improvement in brown spots, otherwise not very helpful. Looked better in the couple of weeks after, when there was still som microswelling. I wouldn't bother...glad I got a special price, a shame if I'd thrown away more money. After third, more intense... READ MORE

Review - Baltimore, MD

TRUST!!! See below. by the way-- this review wants to me to input a cost-- in total its been thousands, but some was medical and insurance approved, and mostly cosmetic paid by me, so its very hard to say- I will just put a random amount, I don't feel its fair to write an amount because I... READ MORE

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