Fraxel Laser Treatments FAQs
What is the recovery time following Fraxel® laser treatment?
For a few hours after the procedure, your skin may feel like you have a mild sunburn. For the next five to seven days, your skin may appear somewhat swollen with redness resembling sunburn. This may be alarming, but it means the treatment is beginning to work.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients report that the procedure isn’t painful, but individual sensitivity may vary. You can expect to feel a warm, prickly feeling during the short light-energy laser bursts.
When will my skin start showing improvement?
How soon your skin appears renewed and refreshed depends on your level of treatment. Soon after treatment, your skin may become dry and flaky because it’s making way for rejuvenated tissue. After a few days, your skin should start looking more revitalized and refreshed. After six to eight weeks, as the tissue heals, your skin’s appearance will continue to improve. To ensure proper healing, we recommend you apply a sunblock with an SPF of 30 to treated areas daily.
How long do Fraxel results last?
On average, Fraxel results last up to 12 months, but long-term individual results can vary depending on the condition of the skin prior to the procedure.
Am I a candidate for Fraxel?
Fraxel may be a good option for you if you are in overall good health and want a nonsurgical option for reducing skin imperfections, such as age spots and acne scarring. But you should have a face-to-face consultation with a Kelsey-Seybold Dermatology specialist to determine if Fraxel laser resurfacing is for you.
How do I schedule an appointment with a Fraxel specialist?
Call us at 713-442-1111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to schedule a consultation.
How much does Fraxel laser treatment cost?
Fraxel isn’t covered by insurance, so costs are out of pocket and vary from patient to patient depending on how much treatment is needed. During your consultation, our patient coordinator can help determine your costs.