Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing in Eugene 

What is Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Eugene, OR, we offer Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing to improve the appearance of acne scarring, wrinkles, sun spots, and other skin discolorations on your face or body. Our Fraxel® Restore laser utilizes fractionated erbium technology to rejuvenate your skin by targeting and stimulating natural collagen production. This revolutionary method creates thousands of tiny but deep columns of microscopic treatment zones, rejuvenating cells while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. 

Our Certified Advanced Aestheticians specialize in laser skin treatments and dermal therapy. We understand that choosing a non-surgical cosmetic procedure is a personal decision, and we are dedicated to meeting your unique needs and preferences, providing a customized approach to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. 


How Does Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Work? 

Fraxel® laser treatment strategically addresses aging and sun-damaged skin by utilizing microscopic laser columns that penetrate deeply into the skin, expediting the body’s collagen remodeling process. Through its fractional treatment approach, surrounding tissues remain unaffected, ensuring expedited healing. Fraxel® treatment rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from within. 

Benefits of a Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment 

The benefits of Fraxel® laser include smoother, fresher, and younger-looking skin, improved tone and texture, reduction of unwanted brown spots, reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, and improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars. 

Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing vs. Other Treatments 

When it comes to skin rejuvenation, there are many treatment options available- from chemical peels to microdermabrasion. However, Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that has gained popularity in recent years due to its precise targeting of damaged skin cells. With minimal downtime and visible results after one treatment, Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. 

What To Expect Before a Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment 

To achieve a rejuvenated appearance through laser resurfacing, the first step is to meet with one of our laser specialists at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During this consultation, our Certified Advanced Aestheticians will assess your complexion, discuss your needs, and help you determine the best action to achieve your ideal results. Depending on your goals, we may recommend PicoSure® laser treatments or additional med spa treatments to provide you with results that will best address your needs. While Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing can be an option for patients of all skin types and colors, individual results may vary based on the number of treatments and additional procedures you undergo. 

What To Expect During a Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment 

During the treatment process, the Fraxel® laser deeply penetrates the dermis to eliminate old epidermal pigmented cells. It specifically targets and stimulates your skin’s natural collagen to rejuvenate the cells underneath, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. 

This “fractional” treatment allows for faster healing compared to treating the entire area at once. After the treatment, the body’s natural healing process generates new, healthy tissue that is tighter and more elastic, effectively replacing old imperfections in the skin. 

What To Expect After a Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment 

Healing time depends on the extent of treatment and the individual’s skin response to laser resurfacing. Extensive treatments yield prominent outcomes but require longer recovery periods. After treatment, the treated skin may resemble a sunburn, with redness, mild discomfort, and swelling. Patients who undergo laser skin rejuvenation may experience initial skin peeling, which resolves as new dermal cells form beneath the treated tissue. Our team of Certified Advanced Aestheticians will provide you with specific treatment instructions tailored to the treated areas and the intensity of the treatment. Optimal outcomes are usually achieved after four to six laser skin treatments, with sessions scheduled two to four weeks apart. 

Before & After

Source: Solta Medical (Fraxel) Professional Site. Not actual patients of Dr. Daniel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What skin concerns can be addressed with Fraxel® Laser treatment? 

Fraxel® is FDA-cleared to effectively treat various skin imperfections, such as fine lines and wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, melasma, age spots, sun damage, and actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions). 

What areas of the body can be treated with Fraxel® Laser? 

Fraxel® laser can treat the face, neck, arms, hands, and decolletage (lower neckline). 

Is Fraxel® Laser suitable for all skin types and tones? 

Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing can be an option for patients of all skin types and colors. 

How many sessions of Fraxel® Laser are typically needed to see results? 

An effective treatment regimen consists of 3 to 5 sessions spaced approximately 2 to 4 weeks apart. Results are promptly and progressively observed, with optimal improvement typically evident within 2 to 3 months. This timeframe and treatment structure facilitate healing and the production of new collagen to replace damaged tissue. 

What is the downtime associated with Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

The healing process is contingent upon the extent of the treatment received and the individual’s response to laser resurfacing. Although intensive treatments may yield more conspicuous outcomes, they have longer recovery periods.   

During the initial few days following the procedure, the treated can exhibit redness, discomfort, and swelling, like a sunburn. In comprehensive laser skin rejuvenation, patients may experience skin peeling; this will naturally resolve once new dermal cells develop beneath the treated tissue. 

Within a few days post-treatment, individuals can resume their normal activities. Our team of Certified Advanced Aestheticians in Eugene will provide detailed instructions tailored to each patient’s specific treatment areas and the intensity of the therapy.  

How long do the results of Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing last? 

The average duration of Fraxel® results is approximately 12 months; however, the longevity of individual outcomes may vary based on the pre-existing condition of the skin prior to the procedure. 

Is there an ideal candidate for Fraxel® Laser treatment? 

Fraxel® laser treatment is ideal for individuals with sun damage, discoloration, large pores, wrinkles, acne scarring, and surgical scarring. This treatment enhances the tone, texture, and radiance of aging, sun-damaged, or scarred skin. It is an option for individuals looking to achieve a young appearance without drastic changes or extended downtime. 

How soon after the treatment can I resume normal activities? 

Typically, one can resume regular activities within a few days after laser skin resurfacing. 

Can Fraxel® Laser help with issues like acne scars or pigmentation? 

Fraxel® laser is effective in treating acne scars and pigmentation. It can also restore elasticity and tightness, making it a versatile option for various skincare concerns. 

Is there any discomfort or pain associated with Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

During treatment, most patients experience an increased sensation of heat, which can be alleviated by applying topical anesthesia before the procedure and using cold air in the treatment area. Afterward, patients may feel as if they have a sunburn, which typically diminishes within 1 to 3 hours. 

Can Fraxel® Laser be used on sensitive skin? 

Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing is a highly regarded option suitable for patients across a wide range of skin types and colors. 

What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative Fraxel® treatments? 

Ablative and non-ablative treatments have distinct differences. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin, while non-ablative lasers heat the underlying skin tissue, promoting the production of new collagen without harming the surface. Fraxel® laser stands out from traditional and CO2 laser resurfacing as it is non-ablative, sparing the outer layer of skin and healthy skin from damage.

Unlike traditional lasers that cause noticeable but dramatic results with weeks of downtime and skin peeling, Fraxel®  lasers create micro-injuries in the dermal layer of skin, encouraging the body to push out damaged skin cells and generate new ones. One Fraxel® laser treatment can replace up to 20 percent of damaged skin and stimulate collagen production, resulting in minimized fine lines and improved skin appearance.

Can Fraxel® Laser be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles? 

Fraxel® has received FDA clearance to address various skin imperfections, such as fine lines and wrinkles. 

How does Fraxel® Laser stimulate collagen production in the skin? 

The Fraxel® laser effectively reaches deep into the dermis to eliminate old epidermal pigmented cells. Its mechanism involves the precise generation of controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen. 

Are there any specific factors that might make someone ineligible or less suitable for Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

Fraxel® laser treatment is not recommended for individuals with active skin issues such as eczema, acne, or moderate to severe rosacea. It is also contraindicated for those taking Accutane, as well as for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals. 

More Information about Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing in Eugene

To learn more about your laser skin resurfacing options with Fraxel®, please contact our office in Eugene.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401