What areas can be treated?
Are You Ready to See Your Scars and Stretch Marks Go Away for Good? Founded in science and nature, LaserBody M.D.’s fractional laser therapy for scars and stretch marks can help remove scars from the following parts of your body:
How Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal Treatment Works
The Fraxel laser achieves its effects by a revolutionary new process called fractional resurfacing. Instead of treating the entire skin surface, it treats just a fractional percentage of the skin’s surface, thereby allowing the natural ability of the skin to heal itself very quickly after treatment,
Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied on the skin.
Actual Fraxel laser treatment approximately takes 20 minutes. During the treatment, you’ll feel a warm, prickling sensation on your skin, for which clients describe as tolerable. The laser emitted from the Fraxel device penetrate the skin to the subcutaneous layer where collagen cells reside. It causes tiny wounds inside the skin that trigger the collagen cells to begin repairing the skin in the affected area.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm, similar to a mild sunburn for 2 hours. Swelling and redness is common, but the degree will vary from person to person. Moisturizing cream can be applied to minimize the appearance of pinkness, peeling and flaking. While the skin is healing on its own, sunscreen must be applied every day to protect against sun exposure.
Reveal the true beauty of your skin with Fraxel Scar + Stretch Removal
Fraxel Scar and Stretch Mark Removal is a non-invasive, clinically proven to be safe, effective treatment that delivers real change that you can’t achieve from creams and lotions. The creation of micro-injuries to the skin results in a microscopic skin healing and the result – formation of new collagen fibers to bring out a renewed, smoother skin appearance.
Facial Scar Before
Facial Scar After
After 3 treatments (Source: Dr. J. Waibel)
Elbow Scar Before
Elbow Scar After
After 4 treatments (Source: Dr. Z. Rahman)
Deep Acne Scars Before
Deep Acne Scars After
After 3 treatments (Source: Dr. S. Cohen)
Acne Scars Before
Acne Scars After
After 1 treatment (Source: Dr. Weiner)
After 3 treatments (Source: Dr. Z. Rahman)
Here are some questions frequently asked by our past patients. You may also contact us if you have additional questions.
1What is Fraxel?
Our Fraxel scar and stretch mark removal treatment is indicated for those seeking a remedy for scar-related blemishes. These could be from childbirth, injury, or any other cause. When you arrive for your appointment, you will go through a 15-45 minute session where laser therapy will be administered to the areas affected. You will need to come back for similar sessions every 2-4 weeks for a total of on average 5 sessions. The healing process, which takes a few months, is where all the magic happens so you may not get immediate results after the session is complete. Your final results will vary depending on the severity of the scars and/or stretch marks.
Nature is often best suited to repair itself. That’s the foundational principle behind our Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark removal treatment. Using a fractional laser emitting hand device, the doctor will apply the treatment to the skin areas affected by scar tissue. The lasers emitted penetrate the skin to the subcutaneous layer where collagen cells reside. These lasers cause tiny wounds inside the skin that trigger the collagen cells to begin repairing the skin in the affected area. Through this process, the scar tissue is replaced with new non-scarred tissue over time. The result is smoother, more youthful and fresher looking skin.
2Who is Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal best suited for?
Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal is best suited for patients who have unsightly scars or stretch marks that they would like to get rid off. The procedure works for both men and women but is especially well-suited for postpartum mothers with after-birth stretch marks.
3What types of scars and stretch marks can Fraxel treat?
In a nutshell, any. Because all scars and stretch marks have the same physiological composition, the treatment can potentially reduce any type of scar tissue on the body. So whether you have a scar from an injury or stretch marks from losing weight, this procedure will work for you.
4What if my scar is over ten years old?
Scar tissue, whether old or new, still has the same underlying physiological characteristics. This means once the underlying collagen cells kick in, the scar tissue will undergo rejuvenation in the same way.
5Are Fraxel results permanent or will my scars come back?
Fraxel results are permanent. Of course this does not mean scarring and new stretch marks cannot occur again. Nevertheless, all scars and a stretch marks treated tend to go away for good.
6Is Fraxel painful?
Patients undergoing Fraxel experience some heat as the the laser treatment is administered. This is, however, mild and does not cause severe discomfort. A local anesthesia is also administered to ensure you feel absolutely nothing in the course of the procedure.
7Are there any side effects to using Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal
After using Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal, you may experience some soreness from the injured tissue under your skin. You will also feel a “sunburn” sensation in the affected area. These symptoms go away after a few days.
8Is Fraxel Laser Scar and Stretch Mark Removal expensive?
The cost of getting Fraxel will depend on what conditions you are needing to correct and how big the area is that is being treated. LaserBody M.D. offers a complimentary consultation so you and one of our experienced medical professionals can decide together exactly what you need.
We offer low monthly payments and in-house financing so you really can afford the LaserBody M.D. treatments and services you want.
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At first, I was hesitant of the procedure but when I heard that it was non-surgical, I immediately went for it. The doctor who performed the procedure was very kind enough to make sure that I was comfortable. It only took less than an hour and I’m very satisfied with the results. My husband is too!Jessica G. Edwards, 30, Brampton, ON
LaserBody M.D. helped me regain my confidence again. I’ve always been self-conscious about my bits down there. I’m happy to have found a clinic that has zero judgement on its patients and performs non-invasive beauty procedures such as this one. I highly recommend Thermiva to women my age or to any woman who needs the extra confidence boost.Barbara C., 36, Hamilton, ON
A lack of vaginal lubrication was a problem for me ever since I was in my teens. This made sexual intercourse very painful. Had I known treatments such as Thermiva exist, I would have gotten it sooner. The doctor at LaserBody M.D. who handled me was very accommodating and made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure.Kristina R., 29, Scarborough, ON
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*Disclaimer: Any before and after images, testimonials and results claims on this site are only examples for informational purpose and never to be used as warranty of guarantee of outcome. Each individual will have varied results based on their needs, medical record and circumstances.