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Fraxel Laser Treatment in Philadelphia, PA

Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, performs Fraxel® laser treatment for patients desiring skin rejuvenation.

Fraxel® is a non-ablative laser resurfacing treatment that can diminish fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, melasma, stretch marks, acne scarring, and surgical scars. The treatment typically takes between 15 to 45 minutes, and most patients typically require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. Dr. Paul Glat will advise you on your specific treatment plan during your consultation at our Bala Cynwyd clinic.

What Is a Fraxel® Laser Treatment?

Fraxel® is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance. Fraxel® is the pioneer of “fractional photothermolysis,” a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns, each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle, treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, healthier skin to replace damaged tissue.

What Side Effects Can I Expect After a Fraxel® Treatment?

Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from a Fraxel® treatment. Any swelling is typically minimal and subsides within a day or two, and any redness typically fades within a few days.

Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking skin, and a bronzed skin appearance. There is a limited risk of infection, hyperpigmentation, or scarring. The intensity and duration of side effects depend on the aggressiveness of a treatment and on your particular healing characteristics.

Dr. Paul Glat will provide specific instructions about what to expect and how to minimize any side effects.

What Are the Benefits of Fraxel® Treatments?

Some of the benefits of Fraxel® treatments include the following:

  • Smoother, fresher, younger-looking looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

What Should I Expect After a Fraxel® Treatment?

During the first 24 hours after a treatment, your skin may feel as if it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You may wear makeup to reduce the sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. A moisturizer should be used to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.

Fraxel® can help skin look younger, reduce the appearance of brown spots and wrinkles, and diminish wrinkles and fine lines. To learn more about Fraxel® technology, contact Dr. Paul Glat and his Bala Cynwyd team today.

To learn more about the skin rejuvenation treatments offered by Dr. Glat, visit the links below.

Dr. Glat also offers the following cosmetic procedures:

Youth Rejuvenation Center

All skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures are available at the office of Dr. Paul Glat, or at his Youth Rejuvenation Center. Dr. Glat’s Youth Rejuvenation Center is located at the Camac Center at the 12th Street Gym in Center City, Philadelphia.

Costs Associated with Fraxel® Laser Treatment in Philadelphia, PA, and South Jersey

Dr. Glat and his staff look forward to working with you to develop cosmetic goals that help you look and feel your best. Costs associated with Fraxel® laser treatment vary by patient, and we offer CareCredit® as a financing option. Also, check our Current Specials.

Schedule a Fraxel® Laser Treatment Consultation with Dr. Paul M. Glat

Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, are committed to helping Fraxel® laser treatment patients make the right choices. To schedule a Fraxel® laser treatment consultation, contact our plastic surgery office today.

Dr. Glat, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around Philadelphia and South Jersey. He performs popular procedures for the breasts, body, and face. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of plastic surgery, hair restoration, hormone replacement therapy, or skin rejuvenation, Dr. Glat and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 610-624-3342 today to schedule your initial consultation!

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. May 28, 2014