Fraxel Re:store Laser
The Gold Standard in Minimal Down-Time Laser Treatments
What is Fraxel™ Re:store Laser Treatment (FLT) and what does it do?
The Fraxel re:store laser treatment is a revolutionary way to reverse the signs of aging and treat scars. This non-surgical procedure smoothes wrinkles and scars, improves texture, tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size. The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time. Any area of the body can be treated: face, chest, neck, hands! As of January 2012 we have performed over 3500 Fraxel re:store Laser Treatments.
How is it different than other anti-aging treatments and how does it work
Fraxel re:store is unlike any other rejuvenating skin treatment. Unlike old ablative lasers which remove the top layer of skin, the FLT procedure affects the skin surface by producing thousands of tiny microscopic wounds which penetrate deep into the dermis. These “microthermal zones” are separated by areas of unaffected tissue. The spared tissue between treatment zones promotes rapid healing of the treated area while stimulating collagen production.
What other applications can FLT be used for?
FLT has been found to be affective in treating acne scars, surgical scars and traumatic scars.
How long does a treatment take and what will I look like afterwards? When will I see results?
Treatments last between 10-80 minutes. Side effects are minimal and typically involve mild-to-moderate swelling and redness which usually subsides within several days. Skin may also flake and feel dry for several days. Routine activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Most patients return to work within 1-3 days. Make-up may be worn the next day if desired. Many patients see improvement in tone and texture immediately followed by improvement in wrinkles and scars within months.
How many treatments are needed and how often can I be treated?
We recommend at least 3 treatments for optimal results. Four to six treatments may be needed for patients with significant scarring and wrinkles. Treatments are usually performed 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Will Fraxel re:store treat my brown spots and discolorations?
If discolorations (brown spots) are present we recommend adding one or two Fraxel Dual Laser Peels.
How can I maximize my result and maintain them?
Since your skin will continue to age naturally, we recommend maintaining your results by using physician-strength rejuvenation products at home and having periodic FLT annually or semi-annually. Periodic FLT’s will help slow down the aging process and keep your skin younger looking, longer. As always, wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
During your pre-Fraxel consultation visit we will discuss which products are best to use prior to, during and after your treatment. Botox may be recommended prior to FLT to relax facial movement in key areas (such as crows feet, frown lines and forehead creases) allowing for better laser penetration into deeper wrinkles. For two weeks prior avoid sun exposure and self tanner and wear a SPF 30 sunscreen daily.
Are there any side effects and risks?
Common temporary side effects include redness, swelling, dryness, fine flaking and itching. Significant risks are minimal and may include pigmentation changes, blistering and crusting. Scarring is extremely rare.
Can Fraxel re:store treatments be combined with other rejuvenation treatments?
Absolutely, Fraxel re:store is often combined with the Fraxel Dual Laser Peel to treat brown spots and discolorations. Pelleve’ Lunchtime Lift which tightens and lifts skin with no down time is perfect in combination with Fraxel re:store to maximize your rejuvenation. V-Beam Laser can be used to remove redness and blood vessels. Botox can be combined with FLT to relax deep wrinkles. Juvederm, Radiesse & Artefill can be injected into deep creases and lips.
New! Add Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) immediately after your laser treatment to maximize your results. See our Microneedling handout for pricing and more information.
Does FLT’s have FDA clearance?
Yes, the Fraxel Laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, tone and texture improvement.
Chest Discoloration and Wrinkles
Face Discoloration, Scars and Wrinkles
Fraxel re:store Prices and Packages
Type A (larger) Areas – Face, forearms, upper arms, full chest, shins or shoulders
$ 1200 each if purchased individually
$ 3000 for a Package of 3 ($1000 each – save $600)
- Add an Upper Eyelid Tightening Treatment to any face treatment for $200 each or $450 for a package of 3
- Additional Type A treatments - $1000 each if added to any Type A package within 12 months of completing that package.
Type B (smaller) Areas – neck, V of chest, around the eyes, around the mouth or hands
$ 500 each if purchased individually
$ 1200 for a Package of 3 ($400 each – save $300)
$ 2400 for a Package of 6 ($400 each – save $600) – plus $200 of your choice in skin care products.
Ideal for treating 2 areas, 3 times each
$ 1650 for a Complete Eye Package- 3 treatments to the area around the eyes plus the upper and lower eyelids.
- Additional Type B treatments – $400 each if added to any Type B package within 12 months of completing that package.
- Scar treatment – $100 and up per treatment ($50 for small surgical scars after skin cancer surgery)
3 Facial Fraxel re:store treatments + 100 units of Botox
PLUS receive 1 free small syringe of Juvederm or Restylane (0.5 ml)*
$4100 (a $5300 value, save $1200)
*or $350 toward any syringe of Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or Artefill
Tighten and Rejuvenate Package
3 Facial Fraxel re:store treatments + 3 Pelleve’ Lunch Time Lift Treatments
$4500 (a $6450 value, save $1950)
Lighten and Brighten Anti-Aging Package
3 Facial Fraxel re:store treatments + 1 Fraxel Dual Laser Peel*
$4000 (a $4800 value, save $800!)
Lighten, Brighten and Tighten Anti-Aging Package
3 Fraxel re:store treatments + 1 Fraxel Dual Laser Peel* + 3 Pelleve’ Lunchtime Lift Treatments
$5500 (a $7650 value, save $2150)
- If fewer treatments are needed, extra treatments may be used for maintenance. Having maintenance Fraxel re:store Treatments once or twice a year will keep your skin looking younger and healthier.
- Packages must be paid in full on the 1st treatment in order to qualify for discounts and free treatments.
- Before your first Fraxel re:store treatment you must be seen for a pre-Fraxel appointment with our R.N.s or P.A.s
- * Additional Fraxel Dual Laser Peel treatments may be needed.
Prices effective as of 2-4-13. Prices and promotions subject to change without notice.