About Fraxel® treatments in Victoria.
Fraxel® is the pioneer of fractional laser technology providing Victoria and Vancouver Island patients with an effective solution for age spots and sun damage, as well as for textural concerns including acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The Fraxel® laser system is versatile, with applications to address a wide range of skin concerns, spanning superficial fine lines and brown spots to eye wrinkles, pitted scars and precancerous skin damage. Fraxel® laser is a safe and well-recognized treatment to reverse the visible signs of aging and correct skin damage.
Fraxel® helps with:
- brown spots
- skin texture & tone
- sun damage
- wrinkles & fine lines
How it works:
The term ‘fractional’ refers to a process of breaking up a laser beam into hundreds of ‘micro’ beams. Only a fraction of the skin is treated at a given time, leaving surrounding tissues completed unharmed to expedite healing and maximize safety; Fraxel® leaves the outermost layer of the skin intact, greatly reducing the risk and healing time involved with traditional CO2 laser devices. Using a ‘smart scanning’, gliding hand piece to provide an even and precise treatment, the Fraxel® laser targets and treats damaged skin cells and initiates collagen remodeling and synthesis. In the 3-5 days following treatment, damaged skin cells rise and slough away, revealing a more even skin tone and improved skin texture. A series of treatments may be recommended to address more developed skin damage or signs of aging.
Before After**DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cosmedica Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.
Starting from $450 per treatment
Number of treatments
1 to 6 treatment sessions
FRAXEL® Frequently Asked Questions
As the hand piece glides across your face, you may feel a prickly heat sensation. Any discomfort can easily be managed with a combination of topical and oral analgesics.
You may see noticeable results after just one treatment, but a series of treatments is recommended to achieve the optimal outcomes. Over time, and as underlying and newly-accrued sun damage emerges, we may recommend repeat treatments to maintain your new baseline.
The results of your Fraxel® treatment will include a smoothing of scars, softening of wrinkles and fine lines, an improved skin tone and texture, refined pores and firmer skin. Pigmentation and sun damage are also evened, improving the very health of your skin.
Your recovery time will vary based on your treatment plan. You can expect at least 3-5 days of bronzing and sloughing. For more assertive treatments, or when treating areas such as your hands and chest, It may take 10-14 days to recover.
Being sun-safe is very important to preserve the results of your Fraxel® treatment. We recommend avoiding the sun at peak times and wearing protective clothing. Applying an antioxidant serum in combination with a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, rain or shine, are also key steps to ensure your results are maintained.