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offered in Midtown East and Upper East Side, New York, Commack, Hampton Bays, Plainview and Smithtown, NY and Englewood, Clifton and Marlboro, NJ


The physicians at MDCS Dermatology: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Upper East Side, Hampton Bays, Commack, Garden City, Smithtown, Plainview and Midtown East of Manhattan, NY, offer patients throughout New York as well as Clifton, Marlboro and Engleowod, NJ, innovative treatments including fractional skin resurfacing to help them maintain a youthful and healthy appearance.

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Q & A

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What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive breakthrough treatment in which microscopic laser columns are directed at skin flaws, causing minute perforations in the treatment area, while leaving the healthy surrounding tissue intact. The perforations trigger the patient’s natural collagen rebuilding process. This new collagen rejuvenates the skin - from erasing fine lines to reducing age spots – resulting in an overall more youthful appearance. Improvements continue over time as new collagen continues to rebuild.  

What flaws can Fraxel correct?

Fraxel treatment can correct a number of common skin issues, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring, including acne scars
  • Pigmentation issues, such as age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK), a common pre-cancerous skin condition
  • The appearance of large pores can be reduced

How does it work?

It works by delivery of optimal thermal energy to the epidermis and upper dermis with a pattern of laser light causing minute perforations in the epidermis while leaving the surrounding skin intact. The result is quick healing and minimal patient discomfort as the patient’s own collagen works synergistically with the procedure to rebuild collagen which effectively tightens loose skin and large pores, giving a more youthful appearance within weeks and continued improvement over time as collagen continues rebuilding.

What does treatment entail?

Fraxel treatments typically last between 15 and 45 minutes. Performed in a doctor’s office, the procedure is not painful and does not require anesthesia. Another benefit of this procedure is that the downtime is minimal. Patients typically are a little pink and puffy for about four to five days following the procedure but are able to resume normal daily activities within 24 hours. Many say the sensation following treatment feels like a moderate sunburn. More than 800,000 patients worldwide have benefited from Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments.

Does MDCS offer other types of laser resurfacing?

Yes. In addition to Fraxel laser resurfacing, which delivers gentle energy deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, we offer ablative fractional skin resurfacing to treat more severe skin flaws. Also called fractionated or pixilated carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, this procedure delivers a more intense beam of light that vaporizes the surface layer of the skin. It is generally performed with anesthesia or sedation and entails a two to four-week recovery time.

 *Individual Results May Vary

MDCS is proud to offer patients FDA approved Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing.