How does Fraxel work?
Fraxel laser allows us to fractionally resurface areas of scarring. This means that thousands of microscopic columns of damaged skin in the affected area are ablated and allowed to re-epithelialise from the intervening bridges of normal tissue. Each successive treatment builds on the improvement achieved before. Best results are achieved in the absence of "ice-pick" scarring.
The technology of fractionally resurfacing allows us to achieve better results with far fewer complications than with traditional treatments for acne scarring. The bridges of normal skin cells surrounding each tiny area of treatment mean healing is rapid with each treated area being completely re-epithelialised within 24 hours. This completely avoids the raw areas seen with older acne treatments.