WORTH IT RATING* 9 ratings over 24 months
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Fraxel Repair is a fractionated CO2 laser treatment that is used for skin resurfacing—wrinkle treatment, reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring—when more dramatic repair is in order. LEARN MORE ›

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Fraxel Re:pair Viewpoint As a Patient and an Employee - San Diego, CA

I am writing this review from the perspective of both a current patient (Day 5) of my Fraxel Re:pair and as an employee of the plastic surgeon who performed my procedure. I will leave his name out because I am not here to promote our practice, only to offer my advice. I decided to undergo... READ MORE

3 Months Since the Fraxel:Repair

I did the Fraxel:Repair 3 months ago for minor wrinkles and mild acne scarring. I am a 34 year old female. I was told I would be able to go back out in public after 5-7 days, it took two weeks before I would even see friends. It was six weeks before the redness could be covered by make-up and... READ MORE

Just Starting Recovery

Today is Saturday 12/20. I had lipo to hips and Fraxel and CO2 done to my face under general anesthesia, Thursday 12/18. Woke up in the recovery room without much of any pain. Was shocked to see my face. My eyes were swollen and face red and bruised. Overnight, I swole up even more, but... READ MORE

Should Be Done Under Full Anesthesia.

I am on my fourth day of recovery after my Fraxel Re:pair procedure. My recovery has been uneventful, so far, but the procedure was unimaginably painful. It was done in a surgery center, under "twilight" sedation -- and with nerve blocking injections in my face -- but I felt... READ MORE

Day 17 -positive BUT....sharing my Observations and Opinions

I’m 17 days post Fraxel Restore procedure. I’m satisfied so far but with some “buts”… The best advice I can give anyone considering Fraxel:Restore is to really is discuss your personal goals with your doctor and then research, research, research.  My personal... READ MORE

Glad I Did Fraxel Repair!!!!

I had fraxel repair done to my face and neck 7 days ago. I am 44 years old and wanted it for eyes crepes, sun damage, and some added lift to face and neck from age. The first couple of days you look like a monster! Then swelling and redness come on. I am happy that I did it so far. Make... READ MORE

Ouch...don't Do It! - San Diego, CA

I had i done and it hurt sooo much. You should be put to sleep for that type of treatment! I was told that it wouldn't be that painful! There is a lot of hype about Fraxel but I had very little results from the Repair that I had done and I was red for almost three weeks. I was disapointed that... READ MORE

Fraxel Re:Pair Procedure 3 Days Ago and Results

I am a 39 y/o female who had the Fraxel Re:Pair procedure 3 days ago, and while I would not recommend it for those with low pain tolerance (like myself!), it already appears the results are worth the intense pain. When I first arrived for my appointment, I was given one 10mg Valium and one... READ MORE

Excellent Results-Fraxel Repair in San Diego

I can agree totally with Stephanie’s opinion on this wonderful laser treatment. My name is Ashley and I live in Huntington Beach, California it was no brainer what office I was going to go to. I chose my doctor based on his CV on his website and his reputation. I researched this office... READ MORE

6 Months out with Fraxel Repair Neck and Face - Charlotte, NC

Fraxel Repair is by far no facelift, but you do get results. Up to three months out I had very smooth skin. I'm guessing it is a temporary look, much like a peel. I was reddish and smooth as a baby's behind. Now six months out you can see the lines again. My face is not as taut. The... READ MORE

Re:pair Thus Far Not Worth It (Three Months Have Passed)

I too have tried all of the Fraxels.  None of offered much improvement. Thus far, three months have passed since I have done the latest Fraxel -- Fraxel Re:Pair.  I have seen little to no improvement in acne scars, wrinkles and tightening.  I have been told that it can take... READ MORE

Tons of Pain - California

Tons of pain!!!! not much results. I have tried all three of Fraxels lasers now and I am disapointed in the results of the Repair. I tried to get my monry back. I had many days of downtime and the results were not worth all my effort. I now have learned that Fraxel has never made a c02 before,... READ MORE

Please Have the Doctor Perform the Fraxel Treatment and Not an Aesthetician!

I have mild acne scars and a few sun spots that were bothering me. I went to a plastic surgeon to see what my options were. The aesthetician recommended that I get a series of Fraxel done. Falling for her sales pitch, I agreed. I've had two Fraxel Re:Pair treatment done a month apart and... READ MORE

I had the fraxel re:pair laser treatment on my face. - Disappointed - Sydney, Australia

I had the fraxel re:pair laser treatment on my face three weeks ago and not only am I still very red, but I now have acne all over my chin area. My skin looks worse than before I had the treatment and regret having it done. No web site I have visited provides the real! recovery time for such a... READ MORE

Fraxel Re:pair Procedure

My name is Stephanie and I am an almost 42 year old female who went for fraxel re;pair on Sept. 25th, 2008. I went to a doctor who is very experienced in this procedure and owns his own machine. Another Dr. who was researched to do the procedure was rejected by myself as she is a great dr. but... READ MORE


I had blotchy brown patches "the mask of pregnancy" on my face due to fluctuating hormone levels. The dermatologist recommended Fraxel. I was told that I would feel like a rubber band was being snapped on my face. I have a high pain threshold but this had to be the most painful... READ MORE

Fraxel Repair

I had Fraxel Repair 12 days ago August , 08,  the results are making me feel very happier everyday. I have suffered from had acne scarring, discoloration on my cheeks, that bothered me a lot. At 45 and lots of sun tanning in my younger years. This new technology sounded very helpful... READ MORE

Fraxel Repair = Very Satisfued

I had Re:pair done in early July. It was my full face and neck. I am 55 year old male. There was little pain with pain relievers. The soaking and other follow-up went well. There was a lot of swelling on day 2/3. I returned to work after 10 days. I was very red for about 4 weeks but now... READ MORE

I Had the Fraxel Repair Done in July. It Did Take a Full Week to Appear in Public. Totally Worth It.

I had the fraxel repair done in July and it did take a full week to appear in public. Since my doctor gave me shots for nerve blocks, the pain was not so bad. I had been fully warned that the pain would be intense-it was no walk in the park. The next morning, my face looked pretty bad. My... READ MORE

I Love the Results, Well Worth Having the Procedure

I had Fraxel Re:pair 8 weeks ago. I am delighted with the results, especially after seeing the "before" pictures a few days ago. It is often hard to remember how the skin looked before, but the photos clearly showed that many of my wrinkles and lines are gone. The sun damage and... READ MORE

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