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IPL and Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing



IPL or Fraxel laser treatments are extremely safe, non-invasive techniques that can improve your skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines, and remove scars and discoloration.


Otherwise known as laser skin resurfacing, IPL (intense pulsed light) and Fraxel (CO2) lasers are an ideal treatment to improve the appearance of your entire face, or to target specific problem areas, such as the hands and legs.


Treatments are performed by Dr. Cap Lesesne in our pristine Park Avenue surgical suite. During laser procedures, Dr. Lesesne will pass a laser beam over the target problem areas. As the laser passes over your skin, it gently vaporizes superficial skin layers and boosts collagen production as new cells grow to replace the old, damaged layers. The procedure is takes about 30 minutes. Depending on your pain tolerance, a topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize any slight discomfort.


After a laser treatment, most patients are able to return to normal activities, although you may experience some temporary discomfort and redness. You can wash your face, using a mild cleanser, the day after your procedure. For best results, keep the treated areas moist after a laser treatment. This will aid in healing and boost your results. During your consultation, our skin care specialist can help determine the best products for your post-laser recovery.


Which Treatment is Right For Me?

IPL Benefits

Fraxel Benefits

Excellent for reducing brown sun damage spots

Excellent for removing or diminishing blood vessels and red skin

Some improvement of fine lines and pores

No improvement of acne scars

No downtime

Best when done as a series of 4-5 treatments

Gives long-lasting results, often with 1-2 treatments per year

No anesthetic required

Light energy

Target is brown, blue & red pigment

May not be suitable for darker skin

Can be used on face and body

No help with precancerous lesions

Can be safely performed only on non-tanned skin

Good for reducing brown sun damage spots


Minimal improvement diminishing blood vessels

Good improvement of fine lines and pores

Good improvement of acne scars

2-3 days swelling & 1 week redness

Best when done as a series of 3-6 treatments

Gives long-lasting results, often with treatment in 2-3 years

Topical anesthetic required

Laser energy

Target is water in the skin

Suitable for all skin types

Can be used on face and body

FDA approved treatment for precancerous spots

Recently tanned skin is avoided



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