Fraxel SR1500 Laser Treatment

Repairing aging and sun-damaged skin: pixel by pixel, spot by spot

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With today’s emphasis on active, healthy lifestyles, most people feel a lot younger than they look. Aging and sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots often mask your inner beauty. Fortunately, there is a new aesthetic laser solution that provides a fresh chance to turn back the clock on aging.

Richard A. Weiss was one of the first physicians in Orange County to offer Fraxel Laser Treatment. This new science was developed at Harvard University’s Wellman Laboratories in connection with breakthrough technology from Reliant. Fraxel Laser Treatment improves both the top layers of skin by reducing wrinkles and pigmented lesions such as sun spots and age spots, as well as affecting the deeper skin layers by giving the supporting tissue a boost to help the skin feel softer, smoother and tighter.

To appreciate the benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment, think of a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch-up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel, the Reliant Fraxel Laser improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of microscopic laser spots. It’s like PhotoShop digital software for your skin!

The unique “fractional” approach is a huge step forward in providing significant cosmetic results with practically no downtime. This advanced treatment is the first cosmetic laser to provide an effective, gradual procedure that creates new healthy tissue by stimulating the body to naturally repair aging and photo-damaged skin without significant risks or recovery time.

The Fraxel Laser is FDA-cleared to treat wrinkles around the eye and improve pigmented lesions, including age spots and sun spots. The procedure can be performed in our office using topical anesthesia. Treatment takes about 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area(s) being treated. Because the procedure does not ablate or remove the outer skin layer, patients can resume routine activities right after treatment. The skin may have a reddish tone for 1-5 days. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in about 2 days.

For more information or to schedule appointments please call our office at 949-720-1400.

Benefits of Fraxel Treatment

  • Huge patient satisfaction
  • Virtually every patient experiences noticeable cosmetic enhancement – reduction of wrinkles, age and sun spots
  • Minimal downtime – most patients resume routine activities the next day
  • Gentle enough to work on darker skin tones
  • No painful or lengthy recuperation
  • No general anesthesia

Dr. Weiss was recently selected as a 2006 Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association based on leadership, unique surgical skills, teaching, and clinical research.

He is an accredited fellowship trained eyelid plastic surgeon and has been a leader cosmetic surgery in Newport Beach since 1986.

FRAXEL ® Skin Rejuvenation

Repairing wrinkles and aging skin – pixel by pixel, spot by spot

With today’s emphasis on active, healthy lifestyles, most men and women feel a lot younger than they look. Aging and sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring and brown spots often mask their inner beauty. Fortunately, there is a new aesthetic laser solution that provides a fresh chance to turn back the clock on aging.

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Fraxel Laser Treatment uses advanced fiber laser technology for new-generation skin resurfacing to treat peri-orbital (around the eyes) wrinkles and pigmented lesions such as age spots and sun spots. This new science was developed at Harvard University’s Wellman Institute for Photomedicine. Fraxel Laser Treatment improves both the top layers of skin by eliminating facial wrinkles and pigmented lesions such as sun spots and age spots, as well as affecting the deeper skin layers by giving the supporting tissue a boost – to help the skin feel softer, smoother and tighter.

Richard Weiss, M.D. is pleased to be one of the first physicians in southern California to offer Fraxel Laser Treatment. Dr. Weiss knows about wrinkles and sun damaged skin. With twenty years of experience at the same office in Newport Beach doing peri-orbital and eyelid surgery, combined with years of CO2 laser skin resurfacing at Beckman Laser Institute and also as a National Botox Cosmetic trainer for Allergan, Dr. Weiss is an expert in the best ways to make cosmetic improvements around the face, especially around the eyelids and ‘crows feet’.

To appreciate the benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment, think of a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch-up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel, the Fraxel laser improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of microscopic laser spots. It’s l ike digital photo-editing software for your skin!

“The unique ‘fractional’ approach is a huge step forward in providing significant cosmetic results with little to no downtime,” says Dr. Weiss . “This advanced treatment is the first cosmetic laser to provide an effective, gradual procedure that creates new healthy tissue by stimulating the body to naturally repair aging and photo-damaged skin without significant risks or recovery time. It’s the first laser that’s gentle and safe enough to be used effectively for skin rejuvenation on the neck, chest, hands and elsewhere. It is also reportedly the best new treatment for acne scarring and is thought to work by stimulation new collagen formation.”

This unique approach allows for dramatic cosmetic improvement without the redness, downtime and discomfort of traditional abrasive techniques. After treatment, your skin will feel softer, smoother and toned, resulting in a healthy, vibrant and more youthful appearance.

“My confidence in the results and the fact that there was no general anesthesia and virtually no down time led me to get the procedure myself,” says Weiss. “In fact, I got up from my first Fraxel treatment and then treated my mother, and then my wife!”

The Fraxel laser from Reliant Technologies is FDA-cleared to treat wrinkles around the eyes, improve pigmented lesions, including age spots and sun spots, and for skin resurfacing and treatment of melasma. The procedure can be performed in our office using topical anesthesia. Treatment takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area(s) being treated. Because the procedure does not ablate or remove the outer skin layer, patients can resume routine activities right after treatment. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 5 to 7 days. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in about 2 days.

For optimal improvement, a series of 3 to 5 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart has been shown to be most effective. Results are immediate and progressive, with noticeable, beneficial effects accumulating over 1 to 3 months.

For more information or to schedule a private consultation call 949-720-1400 .