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What is Fraxel Restore?

Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative, fractionated laser that treats the skin’s underlying layer without harming the surface, triggering natural collagen production to create firmer, more youthful skin. A series of Fraxel Restore laser treatments can improve tone, texture, and radiance in aging, scarred, or sun-damaged skin.

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

You may be a good candidate for Fraxel Restore laser treatment if you want to improve skin texture and resurface the skin with the following goals:

  • Soften fine lines
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Balance uneven skin tone
  • Heal traumatic scars (from surgery, injury, etc.)
  • Treat actinic keratosis 
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Diminish age/sun spots
  • Minimize stretch marks
  • Improve overall appearance

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What can I expect with a Fraxel Restore treatment in NYC?

Fraxel Restore resurfaces the skin for a more youthful, tighter, and brighter complexion, as well as improves surface scarring. This treatment targets damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deeply to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response and expedite collagen remodeling. As the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding skin intact, which promotes rapid healing. Those who receive a Fraxel Restore treatment will feel a sensation of heat during the procedure; however, to minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic is applied in advance, and cold air is circulated in the treatment area.

What is the recovery like after Fraxel Restore treatment?

After a Fraxel Restore skin rejuvenation treatment, you may feel minor swelling and redness — almost like you have a sunburn. This usually diminishes in one to three hours. The intensity and duration of your side effects will depend on your healing characteristics as well as the aggressiveness of your treatment. The healing process for your skin can take one to two weeks. During this time, you may experience some redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and sloughing off of the skin. After the sloughing, you may have a rosy glow (pinkness) that remains for several weeks.

Why choose Dr. Ostad for Fraxel Restore treatment?

Dr. Ariel Ostad is known as an expert in the field of dermatology and has been awarded Top Doctor status on RealSelf, named a New York Super Doctor, and has been listed as a Top Doctor on Castle Connolly.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our Practice is open for essential procedures, however we encourage you to continue using our Telehealth feature.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever you seek care from your primary physician. We have zero reports of any staff member or volunteer who has been in contact with someone with the virus. We consider our practice to be a safe and welcoming space for those who need our dermatological and cosmetic services in this difficult time.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

Please use this time to stay home, help stop the spread of Coronavirus, and tend to your health and your loved ones.

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

We are open for essential procedures only, starting May 18
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