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Dr. Lorrie Klein offers a wide selection of laser skin resurfacing treatments in her Orange County clinic to provide skin rejuvenation for a variety of needs. Many consider Fraxel re:store® to be the gold standard in minimal downtime laser treatments.

What is the Fraxel re:store laser treatment (FLT) and what does it do?

The Fraxel re:store laser treatment is a revolutionary way to reverse the signs of aging and treat scars. This non-surgical procedure smoothes wrinkles and scars, improves texture, tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size. The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal downtime. Any area of the body can be treated: face, chest, neck, hands! We have performed more than 3,500 Fraxel re:store laser treatments.

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Dr. Lorrie Klein’s rare combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility puts her at the forefront of dermatologists nationwide. Dr. Klein’s reputation for providing natural-looking results is why she’s the choice of women and men from throughout Southern California and beyond.

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How is it different than other anti-aging treatments and how does it work?

Fraxel re:store is unlike any other rejuvenating skin treatment. Unlike old ablative lasers, which remove the top layer of skin, the FLT procedure affects the skin surface by producing thousands of tiny microscopic wounds that penetrate deep into the dermis. These “microthermal zones” are separated by areas of unaffected tissue. The spared tissue between treatment zones promotes rapid healing of the treated area while stimulating collagen production.

What other applications can FLT be used for?

FLT has been found to be effective in treating acne scars, surgical scars and traumatic scars.

How long does a treatment take and what will I look like afterward? When will I see results?

Treatments last between 10 to 80 minutes. Side effects are minimal and typically involve mild-to-moderate swelling and redness, which usually subside within several days. Skin may also flake and feel dry for several days. Routine activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Most patients return to work within 1 to 3 days. Makeup may be worn the next day if desired. Many patients see improvement in tone and texture immediately followed by improvement in wrinkles and scars within months.

Fraxel Re:Store® Acne Scars

Before & After Photos

Before & After Photo Gallery

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How many treatments are needed and how often can I be treated?

We recommend at least 3 treatments for optimal results. Four to 6 treatments may be needed for patients with significant scarring and wrinkles. Treatments are usually performed 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Will Fraxel re:store treat my brown spots and discolorations?

If discolorations (brown spots) are present we recommend adding 1 or 2 Fraxel® DUAL laser peels.

How can I maximize my results and maintain them?

Since your skin will continue to age naturally, we recommend maintaining your results by using physician-strength rejuvenation products at home and having periodic FLT annually or semi-annually. Periodic FLT’s will help slow down the aging process and keep your skin younger looking, longer. As always, wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

During your pre-Fraxel consultation visit we will discuss which products are best to use prior to, during and after your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic may be recommended prior to FLT to relax facial movement in key areas (such as crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases) allowing for better laser penetration into deeper wrinkles. For 2 weeks prior avoid sun exposure and self tanner and wear an SPF 30 sunscreen daily.

Are there any side effects and risks?

Common temporary side effects include redness, swelling, dryness, fine flaking and itching. Significant risks are minimal and may include pigmentation changes, blistering and crusting. Scarring is extremely rare.

Real Patients. Real Results.

We provide photos of our patients because we think the results speak for themselves. Browse our digital photo gallery of real patients online to discover the possibilities.

Before & After Photo Gallery

Can Fraxel re:store treatments be combined with other rejuvenation treatments?

Absolutely. Fraxel re:store is often combined with the Fraxel DUAL laser peel to treat brown spots and discolorations. The Pellev©® lunchtime lift, which tightens and lifts skin with no downtime, is perfect in combination with Fraxel re:store to maximize your rejuvenation. The Vbeam laser can be used to remove redness and blood vessels. BOTOX treatments can be combined with FLT to relax deep wrinkles. JUVEDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Artefill can be injected into deep creases and lips.

Add microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) immediately after your laser treatment to maximize your results. See our microneedling handout for pricing and more information.

Does FLT have FDA clearance?

Yes, the Fraxel laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, tone and texture improvement.

Additional information

  • If fewer treatments are needed, extra treatments may be used for maintenance. Having maintenance Fraxel re:store treatments once or twice a year will keep your skin looking younger and healthier.
  • Packages must be paid in full on the first treatment in order to qualify for discounts and free treatments.
  • Before your first Fraxel re:store treatment you must be seen for a pre-Fraxel appointment with our R.N.s or P.A.s
  • Additional Fraxel DUAL laser peel treatments may be needed.

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