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Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment in New York

We offer Fraxel lasers at our offices in NYC and Long Island. It is an innovative treatment that rejuvenates the skin’s appearance. The technology works 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 performing the most Fraxel treatments. 

He introduced Fraxel to physicians in Asia, Europe, and South America in 2005. He is a double board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Rokhsar trained the majority of dermatologists that use this laser in the USA.

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Dr. Rokhsar published the first paper1 on the treatment of wrinkles and sun damage, acne and surgical scars, as well as melasma with Fraxel laser.

To find out how Fraxel can improve your appearance – book an appointment online or call (212) 285-1110 today.

Overview of Fraxel Lasers

Fraxel is the original, gold-standard laser using fractional technology. It’s a great alternative to laser skin resurfacing2 which is older technology with longer downtime. Therefore, when Dr. Rokhsar treats your skin with Fraxel, you will experience significant improvements.

The lasers treat sun spots, skin tone, texture, and signs of aging on many skin types. 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 to tighten the skin’s structure.

In NYC, Fraxel is used for the face and neck, as well as other areas of the body, mostly the hands or chest. The main skin conditions we treat with Fraxel are:

  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Unsmooth skin texture
  • Sunspots and sun damage
Dr. Cameron Rokhsar discusses Fraxel Laser on Cafe with Sandra K


Fraxel Before & After Photos

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Benefits of Fraxel Laser in NYC

The Fraxel family of lasers creates tiny areas of mico-damage to certain skin layers. This stimulation causes skin cells to repair and generate firm, youthful skin tissue.

There are several advantages to fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel™3 Dual laser over older, fully ablative CO2 lasers.

These benefits include:

  • Faster and easier recovery – a few days instead of two weeks
  • Minimal discomfort compared with fully ablative CO2 lasers
  • Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
  • FDA-cleared4 to treat the face, neck, chest, and hands
  • It can rejuvenate lower eyelids
  • Fewer side-effects

Dr. Rokhsar’s Fraxel Laser Devices

Dr. Rokhsar treats patients with the full line of Fraxel. In New York and Long Island, he has the Fraxel Dual laser, Repair, and Restore lasers.

Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative laser, which is effective in treating hyperpigmentation, brown spots, sun damage, sun exposure, and melasma. It combines two wavelengths for the best skin rejuvenation results. However, multiple treatments are needed.

The Dual laser system has an attached cooling effect to make treatment more comfortable with consistent and accurate cooling. The laser session takes 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 session.

Fraxel Restore is non-ablative. It is included in the Fraxel Dual device. The Restore Fraxel laser does not remove any tissue and feels like a hot stone massage.

There is less recovery time with Restore. After each session, patients experience less peeling, redness, and swelling.


Recovery Time and Results

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  • Fine lines, wrinkles
  • Dark sunspots, liver spots
  • Scars and pore size
  • Sun exposure
  • Loose skin on the face, eyelids, and neck
  • Acne scars
  • Trauma scars
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Superficial pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Wrinkles, acne, surgical scars
  • Actinic keratosis


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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 helps you determine which is the best Fraxel laser for your goals. 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.


Why Choose Dr. Rokhsar for Fraxel Laser in NYC?

Dr. Rokhsar has more experience in Fraxel lasers than almost any other 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 on how to apply the treatment protocols he developed to achieve the best results for their patients.

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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 Surgery5, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons6.

We can help you look and feel younger! Click here to book an appointment online or call us (212) 285-1110 today.

Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment Reviews for Dr. Rokhsar

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Fraxel Laser Skin Treatment FAQ

How much does Fraxel Laser cost?

Your total cost for a series of Fraxel Laser® treatments depends on which area of the body we treat. Price factors include the treatment area and how many sessions we will do.

The cost of your initial Fraxel consultation at our NYC or LI offices can be a credit towards your Fraxel treatment.

How long do Fraxel laser results last?

Results may vary according to your skin’s condition, and age. However, 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. Therefore providing additional improvements to the quality of your skin.

Is Fraxel laser painful?

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 tolerance.

However, patients most commonly describe it as a slight stinging sensation. Before your procedure, we first apply numbing cream or topical anesthetic to make your session comfortable.

Can Fraxel be used on the body?

Fraxel can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs. While Fraxel can be applied to other areas of the body, Dr. Rokhsar may recommend a different treatment option that works better for you.

What is recovery like?

You may look like you have a sunburn in the days to follow. It is important to keep the skin moist and to use sunscreen. By decreasing salt intake, drinking more water, and sleeping at an angle you can also help speed up the healing process.

However, unlike more intense laser treatments, Fraxel Restore Dual requires minimal, quick recovery.

Which wavelengths does the Fraxel Dual use?

The Fraxel Dual contains two wavelengths. The lasers use the traditional non-ablative 1550mm Erbium fiber laser to penetrate deep into the tissue. The addition of the 1927mm Thulium fiber laser offers superficial or cosmetic treatment as well.

This benefit results in uneven pigment fading more quickly. Often termed the “microscopic facelift,” these lasers work together to create tiny wounds in the deepest layers of the skin. And the body naturally refreshes and rebuilds the skin. This effect heals collagen and elastin, resurfacing skin from the inside out.

What is a Fraxel laser?

Fraxel laser is a type of fractional laser used for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. It works by penetrating the skin to encourage the growth of new collagen and elastin, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation issues. Fraxel only targets a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. There are two types of Fraxel lasers available: Fraxel Restore Dual, which is non-ablative and does not create open wounds, and Fraxel Repair, which is ablative and more powerful. Fraxel laser is a trademarked treatment created by Solta Medical in 2004. It is a popular tool for skin rejuvenation, and many dermatologists use it for anti-aging needs. Fraxel laser treatment can produce similar results to surgical options without being as invasive, and the healing process is often easier and quicker. The Fraxel Re:pair laser is the third generation laser and is the most powerful tool available for the treatment of facial wrinkles in the office setting. Dr. Rokhsar was trained by the inventor of the CO2 laser. He is considered an international authority on laser skin resurfacing procedures and has spoken on this subject all over the world. Dr. Rokhsar was involved in the development of the Fraxel Restore Dual laser and introduced Fraxel around the world in 2004-2005 to Australia, Asia, Europe and in 2003 in South America. Dr. Rokhsar is an international authority on the Fraxel laser and has done more procedures than any other physician in the U.S. All the FDA clinical trials for the approval of the Fraxel laser were done by Dr. Rokhsar.

How does the Fraxel laser work?

Fraxel laser works by creating micro-injuries on the skin to stimulate collagen production and replace damaged cells with healthy skin tissue. Fraxel laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses a device to deliver a laser beam divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a fraction of the skin at a time. There are different versions of the Fraxel laser that work differently. For instance, Fraxel Restore Dual is a non-ablative laser that heats up the tissue underneath the skin to stimulate collagen production while leaving the surface of the skin intact. The Fraxel Dual laser has two wavelengths, 1550 nm and 1927 nm. On the other hand, Fraxel Repair is an ablative laser that removes the top layer of skin and is intended to treat more severe skin damage and deep wrinkles. The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin to expedite the body’s remodeling of collagen. The laser treats only a fraction of the tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Fraxel laser treatments are a treatment option for anyone experiencing mild to medium-depth acne scars, and to promote the growth of new skin cells, the Fraxel laser treatments do wound the skin. Overall, Fraxel laser works by using laser beams to target specific areas of the skin to produce healthy tissue, which replaces damaged skin cells, leading to smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

What is a Fraxel laser good for?

Fraxel is a popular treatment for improving the appearance of various skin conditions. Some of the benefits of Fraxel include improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, texture, unwanted pigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars, and surgical scars, burn scars, and melasma. It also causes skin tightening.

The treatment creates microzones of injury to stimulate collagen and elastin, which helps resurface the skin. Fraxel can be used to treat acne scarring, sun damage, and other skin damage, and it is a great choice for most people looking to heal their acne scars and regain their self-confidence. Fraxel-type laser treatments are ideal for anyone aged 16 to 90 who wants to improve skin texture and resurface their skin. However, it’s important to note that Fraxel is not recommended for people with active acne, rosacea, infections or certain medical conditions. It’s best to consult with Dr. Rokhsar to determine if Fraxel is the right treatment for you.

What to avoid before the Fraxel laser?

Before undergoing a Fraxel laser treatment, there are certain things that individuals should avoid to ensure optimal results and reduce the risk of side effects.

Here are some things to avoid before Fraxel laser:

  • Harsh skincare products: Avoid skincare products that contain glycolic acid, Vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid, as these can be too harsh on the skin and interfere with the healing process after the treatment. This includes cleansing and exfoliating facial brushes as well. Dr. Rokhsar advises discontinuing these products 3-5 days prior to laser appointments. If a patient has active acne, it’s best to postpone the procedure until the breakouts have cleared.
  • Tanning: Avoid any artificial tanning procedures for at least one month before the Fraxel treatment, as tanned skin cannot be treated with Fraxel repair. Also, wear sunblock and avoid exposure to direct sunlight as much as possible in the weeks before and after the Fraxel laser treatment to allow for proper healing and protect your skin.
  • Medications that cause increased light sensitivity: Avoid Fraxel laser if you’re on medications that cause increased light sensitivity or speak with Dr. Rokhsar about which medications are okay to continue during your Fraxel laser treatments.
  • Harsh exfoliating products: Individuals with darker skin types should avoid using any harsh exfoliating products for at least two weeks before the Fraxel laser treatment.
    If you have a history of cold sores, it is recommended to take Valtrex as a preventative measure.

We recommend consulting with Dr. Rokhsar before your procedure to ensure that you are adequately prepared and to address any concerns or questions you may have.

How many Fraxel laser treatments are needed?

The number of Fraxel laser treatments needed varies depending on the concern being addressed. Generally, patients will need between three to five treatments, with most patients requiring three to five treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, to achieve the desired results. However, the exact number of treatments required may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. For instance, hyperpigmentation may be corrected in one or two sessions, while wrinkles and acne scars may require more treatments.

Furthermore, the type of Fraxel laser treatment used also affects the number of sessions required. For example, Fraxel Restore Dual usually requires a series of at least three treatments, while Fraxel Repair produces noticeable and often dramatic results in a single treatment.

It’s important to note that recovery time will also vary depending on the intensity of the Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment. Most people will need two to three treatments to see a significant improvement in brown spots caused by sun damage, and three to five treatments for acne scars. During a consultation with Dr. Rokhsar, he will discuss the treatment plan and approximate the number of sessions that may be required to achieve the desired results.

How long does it take to recover from the Fraxel Restore Dual laser?

The recovery time from Fraxel laser treatment can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment, individual skin type and other factors.

The recovery time for Fraxel laser treatment typically takes about 3 to 7, and the patient can return to their normal routine during this period. The treatment itself is relatively quick, lasting approximately 15 to 25 minutes, plus another 60 minutes for topical anesthesia. Patients feel little discomfort with Dr. Rokhsar’s special numbing cream was applied 1 hour prior to the procedure. We also offer Pronox or laughing gas for very sensitive patients. There is very little pain after the procedure, but if there is any pain, it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Dr. Rokhsar also offers the option to take nitrous oxide gas (Pro-Nox), similar to laughing gas, as a safe way to help take the edge off during the procedure.

Fraxel laser treatment can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin, age spots, acne scars, sun damage, uneven skin tone or color, melasma, surgical scars, broken blood vessels, and stretchmarks. Fraxel laser is safe to use on any skin type or color including Asian, Hispanic and black skin.

How to care for skin after Fraxel laser treatment?

After the treatment, it is important to take proper care of your skin to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Here are some tips on how to care for your skin after Fraxel laser treatment:

  • Avoid hot water, scrubbing your face, or drying it roughly, and opt for clean washcloths and towels while the skin is in recovery.
  • Shield as much skin as possible from the sun by using at least SPF 30 sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding direct sunlight.
  • Dr. Rokhsar recommends to apply Aquaphor healing ointment or a ceramide-rich cream three times daily.
  • Avoid using any topical treatments that can irritate the skin such as retinoids, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid, at least 3-5 days before the Fraxel appointment.
  • Use non-irritating and non-clogging skin care products for the first week or so after the treatment.

It is important to follow these tips to achieve the best results and to avoid any complications after Fraxel laser treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about caring for your skin after the treatment, you may speak to any member of Dr. Rokhar’s staff.

How often can you get a Fraxel laser?

In most cases, patients will need 3-5 sessions of Fraxel Re:store Dual for noticeable results. Each session can be 2-4 weeks apart. Additionally, it is best to have Fraxel treatments during the fall and winter months to minimize sun exposure and ensure full skin rejuvenation by the time summer arrives. Dr. Rokhsar uses the Fraxel laser all year long with proper sun protection. Many people choose to do a yearly Fraxel laser treatment with Dr. Rokhsar for maintenance.

Which is better: Fraxel or CO2 laser?

When it comes to comparing Fraxel and CO2 lasers, the answer is not straightforward and largely depends on individual skin conditions and desired outcomes. Both types of lasers are used for skin resurfacing, but they work in different ways. CO2 lasers remove layers of skin tissue (ablate) resulting in some tightening, while Fraxel lasers create microscopic holes in the skin leaving normal skin in-between to aid in the healing process.

Fraxel lasers are best suited for patients with major skin issues like scarring, hyperpigmentation, and texture issues, while CO2 lasers are better for fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and acne scars. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a single treatment procedure, while Fraxel laser treatment usually requires multiple sessions. Dr. Rokhsar prefers the CO2 laser for wrinkles while he prefers the Fraxel restore dual for acne scars.

It’s worth noting that there are different types of Fraxel and CO2 lasers, and each is designed to treat specific skin conditions. For instance, the Fraxel Dual (1927) laser is specifically programmed to target and minimize pigmentation, while the Fraxel Re:store (1550) is ideal for improving skin tone, color, texture and scars.

It’s best to consult with Dr. Rokhsar to evaluate your skin condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.


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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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