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Anti Aging Med Spa


Thin MD Medical Spa offers the newest FDA approved technology in ICON IPL / Fraxel Laser treatment for the face and body by Cynosure.

PhotoFacial – Treats uneven skin tones, sunspots, reduces redness and facial spider veins, rosacea, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, shrinks pore size, increases collagen production and gives you a youthful glow.

IPL Pigmented Lesions* / Sun Spots

  • Full Face / Partial Face
  • Décolleté / Neck
  • Hands

*Desired results may require more than one treatment

Vein Reduction / Vascular Lesions*

  • Full Face / Partial Face
  • Neck / Décolleté

*Desired results may require more than one treatment

Fraxel Laser / Skin Resurfacing Laser

  • Full Face / Partial Face
  • Neck / Décolleté
  • Scar reduction

Fraxel Laser / Skin Resurfacing Laser

Imagine you could take all your skin concerns—hyperpigmentation, acne scars, dullness, fine lines, sun spots, actinic keratosis (AK), melasma—and peel them all away to reveal a new layer of glowing, healthy skin. That’s essentially what Fraxel lasers do. Which is why the on-the-rise treatment has become a solution for people serious about blasting away imperfections for good. The best patients are the acne scarring patients who can’t believe that something can give them such a rush of self-esteem. And the photo damage patients getting their skin to a neutral tone instead of being speckled is really satisfying to them. Patients are really happy with it.

Fraxel Laser Q & A

What does the Fraxel Laser’s treat?

Patients come into ThinMD Medical Spa seeking Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments for: hyperpigmentation or sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scarring, actinic keratosis (AK), melasma. Clients most commonly have lasers applied to their whole faces, but the neck, décolletage, hands, and arms are also popular areas to treat.

For textured acne scars, in particular (think: icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars), lasers are more effective than any topical treatment. Dr. Capasso explains that lasers are able to go that deep allows you to really break up that scar tissue that’s clouding the textural difference, whereas a cream wouldn’t be able to.

Are there different types of fraxel lasers?

The Fraxel dual laser is the type you commonly find in dermatologists’ offices, and the one used at ThinMD Med Spa in Jacksonville Beach, FL. It features two lasers with different wavelengths in one device: One that targets pigmentation and sun damage and another that goes deeper to target wrinkles, texture, and acne scarring. There is also a Fraxel Restore, a non-ablative (meaning no open wounds) laser, and Fraxel Repair, which is the most powerful and uses an ablative fractionated carbon dioxide laser for more severe cases. The latter requires more extensive downtime and not offered at ThinMD MedSpa.

How do Fraxel lasers work?

The Fraxel Laser energy creates tiny “columns of thermal destruction” in the skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace old, damaged cells. It really works from the inside out causing new skin turnover and collagen production, which is actually just the body’s natural healing process accelerated.

How do you prepare for a Fraxel laser treatment?

First, make sure you don’t have extensive breakouts, open wounds, or infections on the face. Stop using products with retinoids one week before your treatment. The procedure itself takes 20 to 30 minutes depending on where you’re getting treated.

Do Fraxel lasers hurt?

Patients describe the sensation as “a little teeny prickling,” which is mildly uncomfortable.”

How much downtime do you need after a Fraxel treatment?

There will be three to five days of downtime. You won’t look like raw meat but you’re going to be red, peeling, and scaly.

What does aftercare look like?

Make sure to use ample amounts of sun protection. You’re also going to want to avoid any harsh products or prescription acne products on your skin for up to a week. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer twice a day and avoid peeling and picking your skin at all costs. “That will only make you red and take longer to heal. It’ll peel when it’s ready, no exfoliation. Thinned MedSpa professional team swears by a DIY compress made with half whole milk and half ice water because the lactic acid and fat content in the milk helps calm the skin. It sinks right into the channels that the Fraxel laser made in the skin.

How many sessions of Fraxel should you do to see results?

It depends on what you are targeting. If it’s pigment, you will see results in one to two sessions. If you’re trying to get rid of wrinkles or acne scarring, it’s three to five sessions. For both acne and wrinkles, it’s recommended to space out sessions four weeks apart. For photo damage, you space out sessions six to eight weeks apart.

Are there any side effects?

Aside from redness, some swelling and itching, some patients might experience a purging of sorts with a breakout of whiteheads because of the rapid skin turnover. If someone is prone to breakouts, Dr. Capasso will put them on antibiotics.

How Much Does Fraxel Laser Cost?

The cost for Fraxel Laser Treatments varies from person to person depending on the extent of treatment needed. It varies depending on your practitioner; expect $1200 – $1600 per session.

All costs will be discussed during your Free consultation. For your convenience, we accept payments of cash, check, and major credit cards.

  • We also offer financing options to assist you in paying for your procedure.
  • Please ask Dr. Capasso’s professional team about Care Credit options.

If you’re ready to turn back the hands of time and restore the youthful complexion you once had, contact Thin MD Medical Spa.