How Long Do Fraxel Repair Results Last?

Doctor Answers 3

Ask Again in Ten Years

The first patients to be treated with Fraxel re:pair prototype in the clinical trials are now about 3 years out from their treatments. So the answer to your question is at least 3 years. From our experience in the past 18 years with traditional carbon dioxide lasers, it is thought that the current fractionated carbon dioxide Fraxel repair laser treatment will last from 8 to 10 years.

The results will vary from individual to individual, and also will be dependent upon the aggressiveness of the treatment. Although aging does continue, the patients should always look a few years younger than their actual age than they would have if they did not have the treatment. The treatment just tightens the skin and makes you look healthy and rested and younger. A nice aspect of the treatment is that it can be repeated as necessary over the years with additional benefits.

So ask me again in ten years for the definitive answer. For now it is at the forefront of non-invasive facial rejuvenation with fractionated CO2 lasers. You will be seeing and hearing about many new lasers in the next few years as laser companies follow Reliant and Lumenis into this leading edge technology.

Be well.

Dr. P


Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

About 5 Years

Fraxel Repair results are immediate and progressive. Right after the treatment, you skin will feel softer, look brighter, and have a nice glow. The following 3-6 months, your skin will continue to improve as the deep layers of your skin continue to heal. The result imparted by Fraxel Re:pair are permanent since it is not reversible. However, the normal aging progression would continue, and often these tend to manifest in 5 years.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Fraxel Results Are Permanent

Once you have resurfaced your skin with Fraxel, the results are immediate and permanent. Your skin will continue to improve over the next six months as it begins to repair itself from the microwounds caused by treatment. The repair process stimulates the production of new collagen, which will further rejuvenate your skin. Although the results from your treatment are permanent, you will continue to age as normal. The rejuvenated look should last anywhere from five to 10 years. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist about repairing your skin with Fraxel.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.