Male Voice: Prior to fractionated resurfacing, when lasers would hit the skin, they would basically blast everything in the laser's pathway. Fractioned resurfacing instead of blasting everything, it's kind of like little pixels on an LCD panel that strings small little areas not everything in the laser's path.

So there are actually two different types of Fraxel. There's what's called the non-ablative Fraxel or the Fraxel restore which doesn't vaporize tissue. It doesn't leave any kind of an open wound and that's something where usually you'll do a series of treatments and recovery is maybe two days of swelling and then back to work, whereas the Fraxel repair is a fractionated CO2 laser that's literally vaporizing tissue, so people end up with little pinpoint bleeding spots for about two to three days and they're pretty red and puffy for about anywhere from 7 to 14 days so that requires social downtime and time off of work.

What is Fractional Laser Treatment and Who is a Good Candidate?

Dr. Jerome Potozkin discusses Fractional Laser Treatment and who is a good candidate.