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Fraxel Laser Providing Treatment For Scars


In a new study, the Fraxel Laser is used to resurface brand new scars. Researchers say the laser causes controlled damage to just one-third of the skin's surface, and also just below it, at the dermis, where collagen is made.

"Usually most people have reservations about treating fresh scars, and the dogma has been that you can only treat old scars or mature scars," says Dr. Cameron Rokhsar. In this pilot study, Dr. Rokhsar has observed that scars that were resurfaced right at suture removal or within two weeks of suture removal dramatically improved after a series of five resurfacing sessions with the Fraxel laser.

Currently, Fraxel Laser is FDA approved for acne scar treatment, as well as wrinkle treatment around the eyes, and certain skin discoloration treatments.