121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
Ph. (212) 285-1110
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240 Garden City, NY 11530
Ph. (516) 512-7616
Offered at our offices in Long Island and NYC, Fraxel Laser is an innovative treatment that rejuvenates the skin’s appearance by triggering the body’s natural repair response. Dr. Rokhsar was involved in the development of the Fraxel laser and is a Black Diamond award winner for the past 5 years for having performed the most Fraxel treatments. He introduced Fraxel to physicians in Asia, Europe, and South America in 2005. He has trained the majority of dermatologists that use this laser in the US.
Dr. Rokhsar has played an active role in the development of fractional resurfacing protocols for the treatment of numerous skin conditions. He published the first paper1 on the treatment of wrinkles and sun damage, acne and surgical scars, as well as melasma with Fraxel laser. Find out how Fraxel can improve your appearance – book an appointment online or call (212) 285-1110 today.
Fraxel is the original, gold-standard laser using fractional technology. It is a great alternative to laser skin resurfacing, an older technology with longer downtime. When Dr. Rokhsar treats your skin with Fraxel, you will experience significant improvements to skin tone, texture, and signs of aging. Fraxel initiates the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue that replaces skin imperfections. It also remodels the collagen and boosts elastin development to tighten the skin’s structure.
In NYC, Fraxel is used for the face as well as other areas of the body, mostly the hands or chest. The main skin conditions we treat with Fraxel are:
The Fraxel family of lasers work by creating tiny areas of mico-damage to certain skin layers to stimulate skin cells to repair and generate firm, youthful skin tissue. There are several advantages to fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel™ Dual laser over older, fully ablative CO2 lasers:
Dr. Rokhsar treats patients with the full line of Fraxel. In New York and in Long Island, he has the Fraxel Dual, Repair and Restore devices.
Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative laser, which is especially effective in treating hyperpigmentation, brown spots, sun damage, and melasma. It combines two wavelengths for best skin rejuvenation results, but multiple treatments are needed. The Dual system has an attached cooling system to minimize discomfort with consistent and accurate cooling. The laser is applied for about 15 minutes.
Fraxel Repair is a more powerful, fractional CO2 ablative laser. Dr. Rokhsar targets very small areas and removes the patient’s epidermis (the outer layer of skin) so new skin can replace it. This means more post-treatment redness, scaling, peeling, and swelling. However, this laser also has unparalleled, dramatic skin rejuvenation results after just one treatment.
Fraxel Restore is non-ablative. It is included in the Fraxel Dual device. The Restore does not remove any tissue and feels like a hot stone massage session. There is less recovery time with Restore. Following each session, patients experience less peeling, redness, and swelling.
|Procedure||Fraxel™ Restore||Fraxel™ Repair||Fraxel™ Dual|
|4 – 5||1||3 – 5|
|3 days, mild swelling, peeling and redness||4-6 days, mild swelling, flaking and redness||4-5 days, mild swelling, peeling and redness|
During your consultation, Dr. Rokhsar will help you determine which is the best Fraxel treatment for you. Our patients usually see maximum results over time. Because the skin continues to naturally repair itself with new collagen production, which is the elasticity protein that structures the skin, results will be gradual and the skin will continue to improve over the following weeks and months.
Dr. Rokhsar has more experience in Fraxel lasers than almost any doctor in the US. National TV shows and magazines have featured him as a Fraxel expert. He has lectured and trained thousands of physicians domestically and overseas in how to apply the treatment protocols he developed to achieve the best results for their patinets.
Furthermore, Dr. Rokhsar was the first to introduce the wide clinical application of this laser technology. He has been a featured speaker on this subject at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons.
We can help you look and feel younger! Click here to book an appointment online or call us (212) 285-1110 today.
Your total cost for a series of Fraxel Laser® treatments depends on whether the face, neck, chest or other area of the body is being treated. Prices range depending on the severity of your condition and how many treatments are needed for the best results. The cost of your initial Fraxel consultation at our NYC or LI offices can be used as a credit towards your Fraxel treatment.
While results do vary based on the condition of your skin and your age, you can expect them to last for several years. Within weeks of your final treatment, you will have a more even skin tone. Your skin will also look brighter and more youthful. Over time, the deeper layers of your dermis will continue healing, thus providing additional improvements to the quality of your skin.
While some patients say that the procedure is not painful at all, you may experience minor discomfort during the treatment. The amount of pain you experience will depend on your pain threshold. However, it is most commonly described as a slight stinging sensation. Prior to your procedure, we first apply a numbing cream to dull the sensation of the laser.
Fraxel can be used on the neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
While Fraxel can be applied to other areas on the body, Dr. Rokhsar may recommend a different treatment option that is better suited to your needs.
You may look like you have a sunburn in the days afterward. It is important to keep the skin moist and to use sunscreen. Decreasing salt, increasing water intake, and sleeping at an incline can also help speed up the healing process. However, unlike more intense laser treatments, Fraxel Restore Dual requires minimal, quick aftercare and virtually zero downtime.
The Fraxel Dual contains two wavelengths. The system implements the traditional non-ablative 1550mm Erbium fiber laser to penetrate deep into the tissue. The addition of the 1927mm Thulium fiber laser provides superficial treatment as well, resulting in accelerated clearance of pigment. Often termed the “microscopic facelift,” these lasers work in tandem to create tiny wounds in the dermis. The body naturally heals these by refreshing and remodeling collagen and elastin, resurfacing skin from the inside out.
Upper East Side Manhattan
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
Garden City Long Island
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
1 The treatment of photodamage and facial rhythides with Fraxel (fractional photothermolysis). Available: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295324835_The_treatment_of_photodamage_and_facial_rhythides_with_Fraxel_fractional_photothermolysis.
2 FDA Approval Status for Fraxel. Available: https://www.dermanetwork.org/article/laser-light-treatments/fda-approval-status-for-fraxel.