Fraxel® Laser

FRAXEL® LASER BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD IS A SAFE TREATMENT TO GIVE YOUR SKIN A YOUTHFUL GLOW

Overview

Fraxel® Laser is a proven laser technology used by Dr. Fazilat to help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. Since Fraxel Laser was first pioneered about a decade ago as a true fractional laser technology, physicians around the world have treated more than 800,000 patients.

Dr. Fazilat uses the Fraxel Laser as a non-invasive laser therapy to provide a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, customized to your individual needs and concerns, and typically with minimal recovery time. Fraxel Laser is the perfect solution for people like you who want their skin to look younger don’t want to look plastic or fake, and can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life.

The Consult

During your Fraxel Laser consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this non-surgical procedure.

Prior to your Fraxel Laser treatment(s), Dr. Fazilat will discuss a number of important decisions to make when planning this non-surgical procedure. He will personally walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case, including its effective use on:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles, like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring, erasing effects of acne and other scarring
  • Pigmentation, minimizing the appearance of age spots and freckles
  • Sun damage and sun spots

About The Procedure

Fraxel Laser procedures are a non-surgical option at Dr. Fazilat’s practice. They are performed in-office using a topical anesthetic. Results are typically achieved in 5 to 6 treatments, which are about 45 minutes to 1 hour and about 1 month apart. With continued skin care maintenance and protection from the sun, results can be permanent.

Fraxel Laser uses light energy to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel Laser only treats targeted problem areas, so the results are focused and effective.

Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also combine their Fraxel Laser procedure with other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, such as BOTOX®/Dysport or injectable dermal fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restlane / Prelance and Fat Injection), chemical peels, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment, and skin care. NOTE: If patients are having a facelift /neck lift, browlift / forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or a nose job cosmetic procedure in the Operating Room, they can choose to add a BOTOX®/Dysport injection or an injectable dermal filler. Download the Laser Pre-Treatment Skin Care Instructions (PDF).

Recovery

After a Fraxel Laser procedure, patients can resume normal daily activities. Dr. Fazilat recommends that you avoid strenuous activities the evening after the procedure, but you will have no additional restrictions after that. Wound care recovery time is typically 24-72 hours.

The results of Fraxel Laser are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.

Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.

To learn more about Fraxel Laser, please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.