Fraxel/IPL Laser Treatments

Vanguard Dermatology

Dermatologists located throughout New York, NY

When your skin looks tired, age spots are visible, or you want to diminish facial wrinkles, especially those around your eyes, a Fraxel® IPL laser treatment may be the solution that’s perfect for you. The team at Vanguard Dermatology proudly offers Fraxel treatments that effectively treat multiple cosmetic concerns at one time. To learn more about laser treatment or to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of their seven offices in New York City, Brooklyn, Forest Hills, and Staten Island, New York.

Fraxel/IPL Laser Treatments Q & A

What Cosmetic Concerns are Treated with the Fraxel IPL Laser?

The Fraxel IPL laser resurfaces your skin from the inside out, so you gain improved tone and texture while treating facial concerns such as:

  • Wrinkles around your eyes
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots and sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Actinic keratoses

You may hear this type of treatment referred to as a photofacial because it diminishes the appearance of problems associated with sun-damaged skin.

How Does Fraxel IPL Laser Treatment Work?

The Fraxel IPL is an innovative laser that combines several unique features to produce exceptional results:

  • Boosts Collagen and Elastin: The Fraxel delivers light energy in short pulses, enabling the laser to penetrate into the deep layers of your skin, where it triggers the production of collagen and elastin. These structural proteins give your skin its strength and resilience, features that you lose as you get older because your skin produces less collagen and elastin over time. As old skin at the surface is replaced with fresh skin from below, you regain rejuvenated youthful skin that diminishes wrinkles.
  • Eliminates Hyperpigmentation: The Fraxel also operates on a wavelength that’s absorbed only by dark pigments like age spots. As pigmented skin absorbs heat, the cells break down. Over time, your body naturally removes the waste, and your age spots or sun spots are gone.
  • Promotes Faster Healing: The Fraxel is a fractional laser that takes a single laser beam and divides it into many tiny beams of energy. As the microbeams penetrate to boost collagen, areas of healthy, untreated skin remain between the fractionated light beams, which promotes rapid healing.

What Should I Expect During and After Treatment?

Prior to your Fraxel IPL laser treatment, the team at Vanguard Dermatology applies a topical anesthetic to help ensure your comfort during the procedure. You may still feel the sensation of heat and experience minor discomfort, but your treatment doesn’t take long — a full face can be done in 20-25 minutes.

After your treatment, your skin will look like it has been sunburned, and you may experience slight swelling. Over the course of the next week, your skin begins to flake and heal. The amount of time for complete healing differs for each patient, but you should be back to normal in about a week.

Many patients notice their results in a week, but it takes time for your skin to produce collagen and elastin and then replace skin at the surface with new skin. As a result, your full results are visible in two to three months.*

When you’re ready to reverse the signs of aging and restore noticeably younger skin, call Vanguard Dermatology or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.