Does the Fraxel laser thin your skin?

Does it depend on the doctor's technique, or the patient's skin?

Doctor Answers 2

Fraxel and skin tone and texture

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The Fraxel laser improves tone and texture and produces new collagen in the skin. Fraxel does not thin the skin. It is my favorite laser and the results are amazing.

Fraxel lasers

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There are more aggressive (Fraxel rePair) and less aggressive (Fraxel reStore) lasers from the Fraxel company. However, neither of these will cause thinning of skin. On the contrary, they should both increase skin thickness over time by causing new collagen to form in treated areas.

Daniel P. Friedmann, MD
Austin Dermatologic Surgeon
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