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Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that resurfaces skin texture, reduces lines and wrinkles, and evens out skin tone. Similar to the pixels in a digital photo, the Fraxel laser delivers a million microscopic points of light in each session. In this way, it does not peel off the top layers of skin like so many procedures. Instead, it fractionally targets only damaged skin cells, leaving the surrounding skin intact.

As a result, there are fewer after-effects and a shorter recovery time than after many skin resurfacing methods. Fraxel also reaches deeper layers of the skin than many lasers, so it kickstarts your natural collagen production.


Fraxel can improve:

  • Dark spots / melasma
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Scars, including acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Fine surface lines and wrinkles
  • Dull, rough skin
  • Enlarged pores

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons approach every procedure individually. We spend time with you to understand what you wish to correct, and we examine you carefully to determine the best plan to achieve your goals.

Your Fraxel Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Before your treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic, which takes 90 minutes to take full effect. The Fraxel laser device is then passed over the areas to be treated. You will feel a mild sting, but most patients say that it is well-tolerated.

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Recovering from Fraxel Skin Resurfacing

One of the advantages of Fraxel treatment is that most patients can return to work within three to four days. You may have some slight redness and puffiness, however. The redness is similar to a wind burn or slight sunburn.

These symptoms usually go away quickly, and you can apply makeup right away. Men can shave right away.

We will give you instructions for taking care of your skin after your Fraxel treatments. It is especially important to wear sunscreen when outdoors because your skin will be even more vulnerable to the sun than usual.

Within a few days, your skin will be softer, smoother, and more even in skin tone. Most patients need 3-5 procedures to resolve the issues being treated. This is especially true of hyperpigmentation and scars. The results of Fraxel treatments last for about six months.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Friday, May 22, 2020:

We are officially back!

It’s been a long 9 weeks and we cannot wait to see all of our loyal and supportive patients back in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call from your car once you’ve arrived at the office for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will then bring you inside, offer you hand sanitizer and bring you straight back into your designated room. We will at no point have any patients waiting in the lobby!
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

 

Watch us take you through what your next appointment will look like:

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery


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