Downtime: 1 to 2 Days
Treatments: 2 to 4
Comfort: Easy
Frequency: Monthly
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FRAXEL Laser Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenate your skin without the downtime many other resurfacing lasers require. Our fractional laser skin resurfacing Orlando treatments use the cutting-edge Candela Nordlys FRAX technology. This advanced dermatology treatment addresses a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and acne scars. The appeal of fractional laser skin resurfacing lies in its ability to deliver remarkable results through precise and controlled laser technology, promoting collagen production and unveiling a smoother, more youthful complexion. If you’re seeking a non-invasive yet highly effective solution to refresh and renew your skin, this treatment may be the transformative skincare treatment you’ve been searching for.

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Frax 1550: Laser Skin Resurfacing Overview

  • Downtime: Minimal downtime and aftercare.
  • Proven: Delivers great results for texture problems, and overall skin rejuvenation.
  • Safety: Reliable for varying skin types and tones.
  • Comfort: Minimal discomfort. Very well tolerated.
  • Lip Enhancement: Can be used on the lips for natural lip augmentation.
  • Pigmentation: We have packages that pair FRAX with IPL to treat stubborn pigment and superficial veins.
  • Laxity: FRAX helps with minor loose skin issues. RF Microneedling is more appropriate to treat advanced laxity.
  • Treatment Time: 15-30 Minutes depending on treatment area size and necessary passes.

Laser Resurfacing: Before and After Photos

Frax Laser Skin Resurfacing Benefits

Fine Lines / Wrinkles

The precision of the Frax 1550 system allows for targeted treatment of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime.

Collagen Stimulation

Fraxel will stimulate collagen production deep in the skin. Collagen improves skin volume, elasticity, and overall rejuvenation.


Frax can be effective in reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars, promoting skin renewal and remodeling.


Versatile in addressing pigmentation irregularities, including sunspots and uneven skin tone, promoting an even complexion.

Texture Issues

The system’s precision allows it to target areas with rough texture, contributing to overall skin smoothness throughout treatment areas.

Sun Damage

FRAX is well-suited for treating sun-damaged skin, helping to restore a healthier and vibrant skin tone. FRAX pairs great with IPL for a Light & Bright hybrid treatment.

Laser skin resurfacing is transformative

Over time, factors like sun exposure, aging, scars, and environmental stressors that can lead to skin blemishes that FRAX laser resurfacing treatments target, helping you achieve smoother, youthful skin.

FRAX Is Safe Laser Skin Resurfacing in Orlando

FRAX 1550 Skin Resurfacing Orlando

The Nordlys laser by Candela is a gentle multi-applicator laser system that uses laser and light treatments that use specific wavelengths to target skin concerns including pore size, redness, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, texture problems, mild skin laxity issues, and dull skin. FRAX was specifically created for skin resurfacing.

“Frax” is a shorthand term for fractionated or fractional laser treatment, which breaks a high energy laser into smaller micro injuries rather than one large beam that creates excessive injuries and downtime. The FRAX system allows for many of the great benefits found in ablative (meaning it removes skin) CO2 laser systems, and instead accomplishes very similar results with less pain, downtime, and fewer risks of side-effects like Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (“PIH”).

Because the system creates less damage, we are able to use FRAX for on almost anyone by specifically tailoring the treatment toward individual skin types and concerns. FRAX does not fully replace CO2, because CO2 has many great uses when properly selecting patients. FRAX offers many of the same compelling results without the many risks associated with fully ablative laser resurfacing treatments.

Benefits of Candela Nordlys Frax 1550

  1. Precision and Control: The Candela Nordlys Frax 1550 system employs advanced fractional laser technology, allowing for precise and controlled treatments. It treats only a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving surrounding tissue untouched. This precision enables our experienced medical providers to tailor treatments to your specific concerns. The precision of this hand-piece also allows us to easily target a specific area with focussed energy where it’s necessary, while avoiding areas where it’s not necessary.
  2. Collagen Revival: The Frax 1550 system’s remarkable capability to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin is a key benefit. Collagen is the essential protein responsible for skin’s volume and elasticity. Increased collagen leads to a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin rejuvenation.
  3. Versatility: This versatile system can address a wide range of skin concerns, including pigmentation irregularities, acne scars, sun damage, and rough texture. It can be applied to various areas, such as the face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands, ensuring comprehensive skin rejuvenation.
  4. Low Risk / Minimal Downtime: Patients love the Candela Nordlys Frax 1550 system for its minimal downtime. While you may experience some redness and mild swelling, these effects typically subside within a few days. You can return to your daily activities without significant disruption.

Light & Bright Hybrid Treatment for IPL and Laser

This transformative laser treatment targets dark spots, reduces redness, and enhances textural irregularities through combining two cutting-edge technologies – SWT® Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Frax 1550™ laser. Specifically designed for the face and chest areas, Light & Bright rejuvenates skin without breaking the surface, ensuring minimal downtime for a seamless and revitalizing experience. Obtain radiant and even-toned skin with our hybrid IPL and laser treatment in Orlando.

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“Performing FRAX treatments has brought some of our patients pure excitement. It consistently delivers great results with minimal downtime. Whether applied to the face, neck, chest, lips, or in targeting a scar, FRAX is a versatile solution for skin rejuvenation.”

Stephanie Mirsky, PA-C
Co-Owner and Medical Provider

Laser Skin Resurfacing Questions (FAQ)

Patients typically experience some redness and mild swelling immediately after the procedure. These effects usually subside within a day or two. The downtime is minimal compared to other skin resurfacing methods.

Results vary, but many patients notice improvements in skin texture and tone within a few weeks after treatment. Collagen production continues over several months, leading to gradual and long-lasting improvements.

The Nordlys FRAX 1550 is effective in treating a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, acne scars, texture, and overall skin texture.

Throughout the treatment, many patients report an elevated sensation of heat. Fortunately, any discomfort experienced is generally minimal and effectively managed through the application of topical numbing cream and a cold air cooling system. The majority of patients find the procedure to be quite tolerable, and every patient has completed a full treatment. For those with lower pain tolerance, adjustments can be made by extending the application time of the numbing cream or modifying the energy settings, ensuring a more comfortable experience tailored to individual preferences.

Determining the ideal treatment plan depends on your unique skin health and goals. For comprehensive facial rejuvenation or resurfacing, a recommended approach involves a treatment plan comprising three or more sessions. These sessions are strategically spaced at intervals of approximately 2 to 4 weeks to maximize efficacy.

However, individual responses to treatment can vary. Remarkable results have been observed with just one or two sessions, particularly for patients seeking improvement in surgical scars or stretch marks. Immediate improvements are noticeable post-treatment, with continued gradual enhancement. The most significant outcomes tend to emerge within 2 to 3 months, aligning with the healing process and the generation of new collagen. This personalized timeline and strategy underscore our commitment to achieving the best possible results for each unique individual.

Post procedure care products are included in your treatment price. Getting great results requires simple aftercare, so we provide patients a kit made by AlumierMD. The kit is formulated to help keep you comfortable (nobody wants itchy or red skin!), as well as helping skin recover quickly.

Patient Kits Include:

  • SensiCalm, 15 mL
    SensiCalm is a smooth, hydrating cleanser that delicately removes impurities and excess oil while calming skin. Yucca root extract is a gentle natural cleanser; niacinamide, ceramides, vitamin E and sunflower seed oil moisturize, leaving skin smooth, soft and intensley hydrated. Aloe soothes skin and calms redness.
  • Intensive Recovery, 15 mL
    Specifically formulated for post-procedure recovery and packed with soothing, anti-irritant and antioxidant ingredients, this moisturizer relieves redness and calms skin. 1% hydrocortisone relieves irritation and redness. Hinokitiol, sea whip and boswellia soothe and copper peptide improves the look of skin.
  • Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40, 15 mL
    A silky and sheer physical sunscreen that provides powerful protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. It uses a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while moisturizing with vitamin E. This formula is also packed with free-radical quenching antioxidants, including a stable vitamin C, Vitmin E, resveratrol, grapeseed extract and glutathione, to protect skin from UV damage.

The choice between laser treatments and RF Microneedling hinges on the specific concerns and the patient’s preferences. One way to think about this is that a laser is a top down approach using light energy to target layers of the skin closer to the surface. RF Microneedling is using needles to do a “bottom up” approach going much deeper into the layers of skin, and focussing energy further down than most laser can safely go.

Appreciating the merits of both technologies, there are few steadfast rules dictating when one is superior. While there is some overlap in outcomes, such as collagen production and texture improvement, the procedures differ significantly in their methodologies. In pursuit of an ideal treatment, combining both procedures during separate visits may be considered. Affordable hybrid packages can be created, strategically addressing concerns from multiple angles to maximize results.

Certain scenarios underscore the clear superiority of one technology for specific concerns. For instance, RF Microneedling stands out as the ultimate non-surgical solution for laxity (loose skin). While FRAX may not yield as rapid or far-reaching results for laxity, its needle-free approach may be preferable for patients with lower tolerance. Similarly, FRAX excels in addressing certain scars and texture issues, making it a recommended first-line procedure in those specific situations. Ultimately, the personalized choice between technologies is nuanced, reflecting the diverse needs and preferences of each patient

Traditional CO2 is a great technology for a variety of reasons – but like anything – it has downsides and requires matching the correct patient to it. C02 is not as well tolerated, has more downtime (extended time avoiding sun/can cause visible redness for weeks/visible laser pattern damage while healing), requires more post-procedure care since it’s ablative (removes skin), and is not typically advisable for patients with darker skin because of the risk of burns and pigmentation.

FRAX does a lot of the same great things a C02 laser treatment will do when it comes to texture improvements and overall rejuvenation, but without many of downsides of CO2. It’s better tolerated (hurts less), it has very little downtime (a day or so of redness versus many more), no difficult post procedure care, and it carries fewer risks because it’s non-ablative (doesn’t remove skin).

The trade-off, however, is that FRAX isn’t going quite as deep nor is it removing skin. A CO2 treatment can be worth the effort to get a great result if a patient accepts more downtime, has lighter skin, and has deep enough wrinkles or scarring where the procedure is worth it for a patient. FRAX outcomes are similar to CO2 while allowing for a wider spectrum of patients. C02 still has a place in aesthetics when selecting the right patient. In cases where we need a more aggressive treatment, we can do more passes, more sessions, and couple FRAX with other technologies and techniques like chemical peels and microneedling.

Yes. FRAX treatments share similarities with erbium-based laser treatments, utilizing laser energy to target aging and sun-damaged skin. The objective remains consistent — triggering your body’s collagen remodeling with microscopic laser columns, ensuring minimal downtime. The depth of treatment and overarching goals align closely between these technologies. Nevertheless, the nuances in outcomes are notable. A knowledgeable medical provider, a realistic treatment plan, and comprehensive post-care significantly influence results, highlighting the importance of a well-crafted approach that can lead to varying yet meaningful outcomes, even when technologies share similarities.

FRAX stands as a fractional laser akin to Solta Fraxel and Lumenis ResurFX, with the term coined by Candela, the Nordlys system manufacturer. What sets FRAX apart lies in its customizable treatment approach and value proposition. In comparison to Solta Fraxel, FRAX treatments are generally more cost-effective, attributed to Solta’s expensive consumables, which are reflected in patient costs. While ResurFX is also similar to FRAX, it uses a circular tip with a random pattern. FRAX distinguishes itself by using a different and more customizable energy emission method. FRAX’s efficiency is further underscored by its quicker treatment pace, and enhanced adaptability for targeting non-flat areas, making it a compelling choice in fractional laser technology.

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