Fraxel laser treatment is an effective treatment for a range of skin issues. It can help treat melasma, acne scars and wrinkles and works by creating microscopic holes in the skin. Collagen then rebuilds during the healing process.
Fraxel laser treatments are not for the faint of heart. They can be quite painful even though numbing cream is applied to the skin beforehand. A person receiving treatment can expect to sit for an hour with the cream on their face. The cream substantially reduces pain associated with the laser treatment. However, the stinging sensation from the laser can still be felt.