FRAXEL™ Laser

FRAXEL™ has recently been featured on The Today Show, The View, In Style Magazine, Self Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Since 2006, Dr. Rasmussen has performed FRAXEL™ , a type of fractional photothermolysis laser skin resurfacing. FRAXEL™ has been developed to achieve moderate resurfacing with fewer side effects. It works by delivering separate, spaced cores of skin coagulation. Normal tissue is preserved between the cores, allowing rapid re-epithelialization (formation of new skin) and maintenance of normal skin appearance.

FRAXEL™ addresses fine and medium depth wrinkles, uneven skin tones, and overall skin texture. Discoloration in skin tone such as melasma, brown spots, and poikiloderma may be dramatically improved with FRAXEL™. Skin texture will produce noticeable improvement of pore size, sebaceous hyperplasia and acne scarring.

The FDA has given official approval for the use of FRAXEL™ for the following indications:

  • Skin texture resurfacing
  • Treatment of periorbital (eyelid) wrinkles
  • Photocoagulaiton of pigmented lesions, such as sun spots, age spots, dyschromia
  • Melasma
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Dermatological procedures requiring coagulation of tissue (keratosis)

Perhaps one of the most helpful characteristics of FRAXEL™ is that it can be used not only on the face, but also on other areas such as the neck, chest, and hands. Due to the paucity of sweat glands to provide healing, the neck, chest, and hands have been too risky to treat with other lasers such as the CO2 laser, or deep chemical peels; FRAXEL™ fills that void. We consider this to be a major breakthrough for the successful results of the neck and chest areas. Another advantage of FRAXEL™ is that it may be combined with other office procedures. FRAXEL™ fits nicely into a comprehensive treatment plan for facial aging, which may include surgery, injectable fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and skin care regimens .

At the initial office visit, Dr. Rasmussen will perform an examination, take a complete medical history, and then discuss all aspects of this procedure. Realistic expectations are emphasized. FRAXEL™ is an exciting and successful skin resurfacing treatment performed conveniently in the office with the use of a topical anesthetic. It bridges the gap between less aggressive treatments and surgical procedures!