Fraxel Laser Treatments for Improved Skin AppearanceFraxel® Dual is a revolutionary laser treatment that effectively targets both the surface and deeper layers of the skin to create a smoother, fresher younger appearance. Fraxel Dual delivers the results you can see and feel. This non-ablative (doesn’t hurt the top portion of your skin) laser is the gold standard in skin rejuvenation.  Fraxel will improve your skin texture and tone by reducing unwanted wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots and discoloration including melasma (the mask of pregnancy).

Fraxel is commonly performed on the face, neck, chest and hands, but the treatment is safe anywhere on the body. It is also the best procedure to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and displeasing surgical scars.

How do Fraxel Laser Treatments Work?


Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment works by utilizing dual lasers with frequencies that reach the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. The laser penetrates the damaged skin and stimulates the collagen and new healthy skin cells to grow.

The procedure requires a topical anesthesia to be applied on treatment site a minimum of 1 hour before the procedure. During the procedure, a jet stream of cold air is used to enhance patient comfort.

The procedure typically takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face, and most people return to routine activities within a day or two, though some patients may experience longer down times. Most men and women experience immediate results and see the greatest benefits after three to five treatments.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the main protein found throughout the human body that creates the tight bond between connective tissues and skin, such as the muscles on our face, hands and neck.

How Fraxel Laser Treatments Lessen the Appearance of  Scars and Stretchmarks


Scars are created when the skin is damaged by either surgery or an injury. The skin heals by forming new skin cells and collagen fibers to help heal the damaged area. This creates the scar.  In some instances, the body creates too much collagen, which causes the raised scar appearance.

Likewise, with stretchmarks, when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic ability, stretchmarks occur. These are treated like a scar since a stretchmark causes an exterior appearance and color changes around the marks. Stretchmarks usually form around the breasts, hips, thighs, stomach (especially during pregnancy) under the arms and lower back. The most common reasons for stretchmarks are natural puberty growth, like with a large growing spurt, pregnancy and weight gain and weight loss.

Fraxel® laser treatments increase the production of collagen by stimulating the dermis layer and stimulates new cellular growth on the epidermis to smooth out the top of the scar and stretchmarks.

How Fraxel Laser Treatments Help Smooth Out Wrinkles and Fine Lines


As people age, the layers of skin start to change too. The epidermis layer starts to weaken, and wrinkles appear, typically around the eyes (Crows Feet), neck wrinkles (Venus Rings), lip wrinkles, forehead wrinkles, (both horizontal and vertical) and chest wrinkles. The Fraxel Dual Laser can rejuvenate the collagen which helps return that youthful glow and reduces the signs of aging by diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.

How Fraxel Laser Treatments Help Improve the Tone and Texture of Skin and Eliminate Brown Spots?

Skin textures can change and become rough and the less firm. Fraxel Laser Treatments agitate the epidermis layer of the skin causing the skin to rejuvenate and create new, healthier skin cells improving the skin tone and texture to a more youthful appearance.

It is common for “brown spots” to occur on the skin. Most of them are caused by hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is an excess of melanin, the pigment that gives people their hair and skin color. The more melanin, the darker the hair and skin.  Fraxel Laser Treatments break up the cluster of melanin and reduce the appearance of brown spots.


How Fraxel Laser Treatments Reduce the Apperance Acne Scarring?

Acne scars are formed in the second layer of the skin called the dermis. The most common types of acne scars are:

  • Rolling Scar: These scars are formed by extra tissue production after the acne started to heal, leaving a rolling appearance on top of the skins. These types of scars are more typical for people who have suffered from acne for long periods of time. Such as youth and adult acne.
  • Boxcar Scar: These scars are formed from the breakdown of collagen and have a less aggressive look compared to an ice pick scar. These scars can become permanent if not treated due to the increased breakdown of collagen and the loss of elastic in the skin.
  • Ice Pick Scar: The most common of acne scars. These scars are deep and narrow, like the skin was poked with the tip of an ice pick. These types of scars give the appearance of small holes or pits in the face. In some instances, they do heal by themselves, but it can take years to see them shrink.

Fraxel Laser Treatments focus on the acne scar and stimulates the skin to create more collagen and rebuilding the skin cells elasticity. Most people can see results within the first 2 treatments.


How Old do You Need to Be For Fraxel Laser Treatments?

There is no minimum age requirement for Fraxel Laser Treatments, but like any other medical procedures, this should be talked through and all options discussed with a Board-Certified Dermatologist/Physician before considering Fraxel Laser Treatments on children.

Whether you have sun damage, fine wrinkles around the eyes, or even acne scaring, this aggressive, yet remarkably safe procedure, will allow you to have smoother, fresher, younger looking skin; and a new, visible tone and texture, without unwanted brown spots, that help illuminate your inner beauty.

For more information about the Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment experience visit 

Schedule Your Fraxel Laser Treatment at Sunflower Dermatology – Kansas City

Kansas City Fraxel Laser Treatments are performed by Licensed Aestheticians,

Licensed Aestheticians, Bailey Kopp and Taylor Wilson as well as Dr. Brian Matthys, Dr. Molly Menser and Dr. Nicholas Rudloff at our Riverside Location.

Make an appointment today!
Call: (816) 205-8120

1805 NW Platte Rd., Suite 120
Riverside, MO 64150  |  Riverside Directions

805 N 36th St., Suite D
St. Joseph, MO 64506  |  St. Joseph Directions

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