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Frequently Asked Questions About Fraxel Treatment for Skin

Fraxel Treatment for Skin in Washington DC Area

At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, we use the innovative Fraxel laser treatment to help our patientscare for their skin concerns. You may not be familiar with this on-the-rise technology, so here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive, which can help you determine if the treatment is right for you.

What is Fraxel laser used to treat?

Fraxel laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment used for hyperpigmentation, acne scars, dullness, sun damage, and fine lines. It will help your skin look more glowing and softer. It works on most areas of the body and the face, neck, and shoulders.

Is Fraxel safe?

Fraxel laser procedures have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective treatment for the face, neck, and other body areas.

What can I expect from Fraxel treatment?

Fraxel is an outpatient treatment that will take about 60 to 90 minutes per session. Your skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic. For the treatment, a laser beam will be directed over the area being treated for several passes.

Do Fraxel treatments hurt?

You may experience a mild prickling sensation or slight discomfort, but overall, these sessions are not painful.

How to take care of myself after a Fraxel treatment?

You may feel like you have a sunburn following treatment. Some patients have also reported puffiness or temporary redness. You may require over-the-counter medication after treatment. We also recommend using a cold compress on areas if you experience any discomfort. You can wear makeup immediately after treatment. We may also provide an ointment that you can apply to the treated area.

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How many sessions will I require?

The number of treatment sessions will vary and be determined by the area being treated and your goals. Sessions are usually spaced three to four weeks apart.

Are you interested in Fraxel treatment for skin in Washington DC?

If Fraxel sounds like the right treatment for your skin, call the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery to make an appointment with Dr. Cheryl Burgess. Call (202) 955 - 5757 to schedule your appointment.

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