I had 5 Fraxel treatments with the older version and it got rid of all my melasma in 3. I did 2 more just for basic rejuvenation. i couldn't be seen without full make up before and now i can go make up free! because with skin pigmentation it has "memory" it can come back if you are not diligent about staying out of the sun and using sunblock. a little has come back on my left driving side cheek. i am having 2 more this fall just for rejuvenation...it is great for fine lines and will give you a more glowy look. i am in the business and recommend fraxel to patients who are candidates and all have loved it so far. i am trying the new fraxel this month so i will tell you how it goes. it is expensive but worth every cent!