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Photo's showing before and after treatment on crow's feet and reddened skin using the Fraxel laser skin treatment.


Photo showing crow's feet and wrinkles before Fraxel therapy. Photo showing smoother skin and wrinkles removed after Fraxel laser therapy.

Photo showing sagging and wrinkled neck before Fraxel laser treatment. Photo showing rejuvenated neck and smoother younger looking skin after Fraxel treatment.

Photo showing ageing hands with age spots. Photo showing younger looking hands and age spot removal after Fraxel treatment.

Photo showing deep scar on face before Fraxel treatment. Photo showing deep scar removal on face following Fraxel laser treatment.

Photo showing reddened skin and wrinkles before Fraxel treatment. Photo showing wrinkle removal and smoother softened skin following Fraxel treatment.

Photo showing Melasma on face before Fraxel laser treatment. Photo showing Melasma removal following Fraxel laser treatment.

Photo showing reddened and stretched skin before Fraxel laser treatment. Photo showing younger smoother looking skin following Fraxel laser therapy.

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This is the original Fraxel laser treatment. It rejuvenates damaged or tired skin giving you a new, smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. It is usually delivered as a series of treatments. We use Fraxel Restore to treat:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots and sunspots
  • Melasma and irregular pigmentation

About Fraxel Restore?
Fraxel Restore was launched in 2003 and uses the high efficiency erbium glass laser. This is a non-ablative treatment in that it does not break the surface of the skin, so there is usually a short recovery time allowing you to return to work or other activities quickly.

It does require several treatments and after each one the skin may be red and slightly swollen. There is usually slight flaking of the skin a couple of days later, but as the skin is not broken, patients are often able to return to work the day after treatment.

What Problems can be Treated with Fraxel Restore?
Fraxel Restore treats fine lines and wrinkles, skin irregularities, poor skin texture, enlarged pores, irregular skin pigmentation and scars. It can also be used in combination with creams to treat melasma.

What areas can be treated with Fraxel Restore?
Almost any site on the body can be treated, although the most popular sites are the face, neck, chest and hands. It can be used in all skin colours from very pale to very dark skin.

How are Fraxel Restore treatments performed?
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anaesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel® Restore procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.

Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is three to five sessions spaced about two to four weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive.

Does Fraxel Restore treatment hurt?
Most patients describe a hot, prickling sensation during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, numbing (local anaesthetic cream) is applied approximately 60 minutes before and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in one to three hours.

What should I expect after Fraxel Restore treatment?
During the first 24 hours after treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance. The pinkness may last for a few days then your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two (and when you repeat the treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will also repeat). As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. Use a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.

What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?
As well as the redness there may be some swelling; this is usually mild and subsides within a day or two. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking. Individuals prone to acne may experience a temporary flare of acne, but this is usually short lasting and usually improves with antibiotics. There is a very limited risk of infection or scarring. The intensity and duration of side effects depend on the aggressiveness of treatment and on the patient’s healing characteristics.

Who shouldn't have Fraxel Restore treatments?
Fraxel treatment should be avoided during pregnancy and by people who have been on Roaccutane during the last six months.

What precautions should I take after treatment?
Your skin will heal more quickly and smoothly if you keep it well moisturised with a bland and thick moisturiser for the first few days after treatment. You will also need to wear a broadspectrum sunscreen (at least factor 30) every day for at least three months after the completion of the course of Fraxel treatment.

How long do the positive effects of Fraxel Restore treatment last?
The improvement in your skin persists but it is advisable to protect your improved skin with good sunblocks and skin care. For melasma in particular, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure to avoid the melasma recurring..

To read more about this exciting new technology, visit or contact us now and book a consultation to find out which treatment is appropriate for your skin condition.

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  • Photo showing effects of Fraxel Restore treatment on skin.
  • Photo showing younger looking skin with non-surgical Fraxel laser treatment.
  • Photo showing rejuvenated skin following laser therapy.