Woodbridge, ON (905) 850-4415

Fraxel®

For years, laser skin resurfacing has been popular among Toronto-area men and women who want results that are more significant than those offered by creams, serums, or spa treatments. But aggressive resurfacing lasers often required significant downtime – downtime that many of our busy patients just don't have. Fraxel is a wonderful alternative to these stronger lasers, delivering exceptional results with just a fraction of the downtime required by its competitors.

To learn more about what Fraxel can do for you and your skin, request a consultation online or call us at (905) 850-4415 to book your consultation. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and serves men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie, and all of Greater Toronto

What Is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a laser resurfacing device that works by directing tiny, focused columns of laser energy to the treatment area, interspersed with healthy, untreated skin for optimal healing and reduced downtime. This energy vaporizes skin cells that are older, damaged, and dull, stimulating the skin's own healing processes and making way for cells that are new and healthy. Your practitioner can control the depth and intensity of your treatment for results that are perfectly aligned with your aesthetic goals and require minimal downtime.

At Bertucci MedSpa, we also offer treatment with the Fraxel DUAL laser, a non-ablative fractional laser. As its name implies, DUAL is a 2-in-1 laser treatment that can treat a larger variety of skin concerns. This makes it a good choice for individuals with significant skin irregularities.

How Does It Work?

Laser skin resurfacing has been one of the most exciting recent advancements in cosmetic dermatology, but many patients were put off by the recuperation that some of these treatments necessitated. Fraxel is a great option for people who want the benefits of laser resurfacing without taking an excessive amount of time away from their everyday activities. Derived from the word "fractional," Fraxel gets its name because it resurfaces skin with pinpoint columns of laser energy instead of a "sheet" of laser energy. Instead of vaporizing all skin in its path, it treats only a fraction of the skin, leaving healthy, untreated skin cells to accelerate the healing process. Because less skin is directly affected, recuperation after Fraxel is typically shorter and more comfortable than that of conventional lasers.

Is Fraxel Right for Me?

Fraxel is most often indicated for patients bothered by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Pigmented lesions and dark spots
  • Lax or sagging skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Rough texture
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma or other blotchy discolourations

During your consultation, Dr. Bertucci may recommend an alternative treatment, such as IPL or even HydraFacial MD®

What Can I Expect?

Your practitioner begins by thoroughly cleansing your face and applying a topical anesthetic ointment. After approximately 60 minutes, your practitioner passes the Fraxel handpiece over your skin to direct laser energy precisely where you need it. The process generally lasts between 20 and 25 minutes. Once your treatment is complete, your practitioner removes the anesthetic gel.

After your procedure, you'll be advised to avoid sun exposure until the skin begins to heal. Be sure to wear a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher any time you head outdoors. A mild moisturizer, such as Cetaphil or Toleriane, can help offset any redness or peeling. Please avoid any drying or irritating skincare products until your skin has fully healed.

We typically recommend undergoing a series of treatments in order to achieve your desired results. Dr. Bertucci or a member of our team will be able to suggest the appropriate number of treatments for you at the time of your consultation. Results typically appear over the course of 1 to 3 weeks and can be quite long-lasting by following a good skincare regimen at home.

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Dr. Vince Bertucci

As a globally recognized dermatologist and skincare leader, Dr. Vince Bertucci has devoted his career to enriching the lives of patients from all walks of life. As a patient at Bertucci MedSpa, you're treated to thoughtful, personalised care and up-to-the-minute treatments – a unique combination which makes our clinic one of Toronto's premiere destinations for skincare.