Our skin withstands all sorts of abuse, from desperate attempts to tan with excessive sun exposure, razor nicks, makeup that’s been left on overnight, and flat-iron burns—the least we can do is protect it and keep it healthy. That gets harder and harder as the wear and tear adds up; eventually, we start to notice wrinkles creeping up on us, or we notice our previously smooth, radiant skin going completely uneven and rough. Most of us have taken better care of suede pumps. If you’re looking for a way to stop damage in its tracks, then you might have already heard of the amazing laser procedure, Fraxel.If you’re curious about one of the most advanced rejuvenation procedures available, check out our list on the 5 uses for Fraxel—it might just be the key to reviving your skin.

What is Fraxel Resurfacing?

Fraxel resurfacing is an advanced laser treatment designed to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin without the significant downtime associated with more ablative lasers like CO2. This form of fractional resurfacing gradually stimulates the replacement of aged and photo-damaged skin, addressing fine lines, crepiness, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. Fraxel® operates on the principle of microthermal treatment zones, causing controlled damage to stimulate the body’s natural healing process while leaving other areas of tissue intact.

How does Fraxel work?

Before we get to the good stuff, let’s take some time to understand just how Fraxel can create its amazing results. Fraxel is essentially a fractional laser, meaning it delivers tiny, columns of heat into the skin. These columns are spread out and surrounded by skin that’s left untouched. These small, treated areas then trigger the production of collagen and new cell growth all over the skin. Because of its unique mechanism, Fraxel can work almost anywhere, but it’s a favorite for treating the:

  • Face
  • Neck

No More Scars

Scars are not forever—at least, thanks to Fraxel they’re not. By triggering the growth of healthy new tissue and collagen production, Fraxel can help reduce the appearance of scars from trauma, surgery, or, most commonly, acne.

Eliminate Crepe-y Skin

You wish we were talking about the brunch staple—crepey skin is the thin, wrinkled skin that resembles thin paper. It’s caused by sun damage and aging, but with Fraxel, you can trigger collagen production and skin cell growth to restore firmness and smoothness to the skin.


Nothing says sun damage like dark brown spots and brown pigmented patches all over the skin. Thankfully, Fraxel can soften the appearance of hyperpigmentation to give you clearer, evenly-toned skin.

Uneven Skin

Ever wonder where that “baby soft” skin feeling comes from? It comes from even, smooth skin that hasn’t turned rough or bumpy. With Fraxel, you can rebuild your skin into a smoother, younger looking surface.


It probably seemed like alarm bells were ringing the moment you first noticed those wrinkles. If you’re looking to banish your wrinkles from whence they came, Fraxel’s rejuvenation powers can firm and smooth the skin, allowing you to soften the appearance of fine lines and turn back the time on aging.

Don’t just listen us—see it for yourself by scheduling a consultation for Fraxel with the expert cosmetic specialists at ICLS.

Why is Fraxel Different?

Fraxel® creates tiny ablative zones in the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process and stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue. This fractional approach achieves similar results to overall resurfacing (removing full upper layers of skin) but with significantly less downtime. The treatment can be customized to different levels, tailoring the depth and associated downtime to individual needs. Fraxel® is suitable for various skin types and concerns, offering flexibility in treatment options.

Is Fraxel Right for Me?

Fraxel® benefits include significant textural improvement for acne scars, traumatic scars on the face or body, dull skin, and overall unevenness. It also effectively addresses brown spots and pigmentation damage caused by sun exposure. Fraxel® can safely treat patients with darker skin tones, making it a versatile option for a wide range of individuals seeking skin rejuvenation.

What Should I Expect?

Prior to the procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied to reduce discomfort. During the treatment, the laser is passed over the full face or specific areas on the face or body. Post-treatment, patients are provided with ice packs to aid in healing and minimize redness and swelling. Redness and swelling are common for a few days, depending on the treatment depth. Appointments are typically scheduled 4 weeks apart, with most patients requiring 3–5 treatments for optimal results.

Are Fraxel Results Permanent?

Fraxel® results are long-lasting, but the permanence of these results depends on individual factors. Fraxel® effectively restores the glow and smooth texture of the skin, with results lasting for years. However, natural aging processes continue. While Fraxel® can’t stop aging, it significantly turns back the hands of time, providing a youthful and refreshed appearance.

Fraxel® is a scientifically advanced treatment that harnesses sophisticated technology to help achieve smoother, younger skin that lasts for years. If you’re interested in Fraxel® resurfacing, contact ICLS now for a consultation and take the first step towards revitalized skin.

Before and After

Acne Scar Removal using Fraxel Treatment

Acne Scar Removal using Fraxel Treatment

Acne Scar Removal using Fractora and Fraxel

Acne Scar Removal using Sculptra and Fraxel

Photos are for educational purposes only.

Our Nurses & Specialist

At ICLS, you will be under the care of some of Canada’s most experienced registered nurses. ICLS is one of the only practices in the country (maybe even the world!) to employ only registered nurses to deliver treatments. Our all-female nursing staff consists of hard-working, internationally-trained medical professionals.

Our nurses perform your treatment under our medical director, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, who is a top dermatologist and pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients. Dr. Sapra has practiced medical dermatology for more than 35 years and has made significant contributions to the field.