Types of Fraxel Laser Treatment

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Fraxel laser treatment at the La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic can reverse various skin imperfections and flaws, including scars, pockmarks, and wrinkles. As each problem has its own specific cause, Dr. Nasrin Mani uses Fraxel laser treatment differently to target different problems.

Fraxel Laser Treatment Types

When working on scar tissue, Dr. Nasrin Mani uses the Fraxel re:store lasers to deliver heat deep in the skin. This heat “injury” prompts the body to produce increased amounts of collagen, a natural protein, which pushes up the floor of the scar and makes the target area more level with the surrounding skin. Surgeons used to inject collagen under scars to produce the same result, but the results were short-lived. Fraxel harnesses the power of lasers to help the body do its own filling of depressed scars. Since the collagen is your own, there is no risk of infection, though we recommend a follow-up to make sure.

Fraxel Dual, a laser designed specifically to reduce pigmentation, is used quite differently to counteract sun or age spots and other pigment discolorations. Instead of prompting the body to produce collagen, the lasers target the body’s melanin, which is the natural chemical that causes dark pigmentation. Fraxel  Dual laser treatment allows Dr. Mani to directly and specifically target the undesired pigment. The laser breaks up the pigments and prompts the body to rapidly shed the layers of skin that contain those pigments..

If you live in San Diego or the surrounding areas and are interested in learning more about Fraxel, please contact Dr. Nasrin Mani of the La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic to schedule a Fraxel laser treatment consultation.

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