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Fraxel Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

The Fraxel Laser is one of the best treatments at Schweiger Dermatology for the treatment of acne scars. Using fractional laser technology, the Fraxel Laser will treat only a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving surrounding skin intact. This promotes a faster healing time and helps speed up collagen regeneration. Fraxel, which is a non-ablative laser, is a top treatment for healing acne scars as well as fading the brown and red marks left behind after breakouts. We refer to Fraxel as an overall complexion treatment, not only are you healing acne scars, but any sun damage and pigmentation issues will also be resolved after just one treatment. The Fraxel laser does not treat the melanin in the skin, making it a safe and effective treatment for darker skin tones, such as Asian, Indian and African American.

What to Expect During Your Fraxel Treatment for Acne Scars

When you arrive for your appointment, one of our trained skincare professionals will apply a numbing cream to your skin, which will remain on for about one hour. Once your skin is numb, the cream is removed and your Fraxel laser treatment will begin. During the treatment, which takes about 30 minutes, you will feel a warm pressure on the skin. Thanks to the numbing cream, your discomfort level will be kept to a minimum. Prior to the treatment, your skin will be red (much like a bad sunburn) for about 2-3 days. Most acne scar patients come to Schweiger Dermatology for 3-4 Fraxel treatments to resolve their acne scars.