What is Fraxel?

Most of us wish we could slow down the effects aging has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel® is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger. Fraxel therapy is highly safe and effective with minimal downtime


The Fraxel Difference

How is Fraxel different from other Laser Skin Rejuvenation Procedures?

Traditionally, two kinds of laser treatment have been available for cosmetic skin treatment: ablative and non-ablative. Typical ablative treatments, which use a high temperature to vaporize unwanted tissue, can be effective—but with significant side effects and several weeks of recovery time. Non-ablative treatments, meanwhile, have very few side effects and low downtime, but they commonly require numerous treatments to produce more modest results.

How the Fraxel Laser Works

Fraxel is specially designed to alter fractional volumes of the skin. The clinical effect of this treatment technique is to improve the health and the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin. The creation of tiny microscopic laser thermal zones results in a wound healing process and a response that improves existing collagen as well as building new collagen. The increase in the collagen volume and structure is what creates the thickening of the skin, which improves the health and the appearance of your skin.

How Many Treatments are Needed?

Clinical studies suggest 3-5 treatments. Over a period of 1-3 months, clinical improvement in photo-aged skin correlates with dermal repair and positive skin changes.

What to Expect in a Fraxel Treatment

After cleansing with a gentle cleanser at Dr. Barnett’s office, a topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the treatment area, which requires 60 minutes to take full effect. Fraxel Laser Therapy is performed by passing the optical laser hand piece across the skin treatment area. A treatment typically will take approximately 30-45 minutes. The skin will be applied with a gentle moisturizer, SPF 30 and liposomal growth factor serum at the conclusion of the treatment before you go home.

Does it Hurt?

Treatments are well tolerated and feel like a prickling sensation. The topical anesthetic ointment applied prior to treatment is very effective at numbing the skin thus creating a tolerable treatment.

Fraxel is Effective in Treating:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
  2. Surface scarring – smoothing the effects of acne and other scarring
  3. Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
  4. Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
  5. Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition
  6. Treating melasma (pregnancy mask)
  7. Improving overall skin texture, pore size and tone
  8. Rejuvenating the face, neck, chest, back, hands and forearms

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Have more questions or interested in the technology of the Fraxel? Click below to see additional information as well as Before/After photos. 

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Precautions to consider before your fraxel

  • STOP use of Accutane (Isotretinoin) 6 to 12 months before treatment


  1. STOP use of all retinoids (Vitamin A Tretinoin (i.e.:Retin-A, Avita, Renova Adapalene (i.e.:Differin)


  1. STOP abrasive scrubs (containing AHA/BHA)
  2. STOP microdermabrasion treatments
  3. If you have a history of cold sores a prescription may be written for you in advance


Full Face


$1000 - $1400



$250 - $450



$1200 - $1600



$1200 - $1600



$500 - $900



$2300 -$2600


Above listed prices are for one standard treatment, package pricing options available please consult with technician 

*Larger or smaller areas, miscellaneous treatment areas such as a large back, one cheek or “just a spot” will incur costs based on the technician assessment of area and will be quoted to patient prior to initiation of therapy