Fraxel™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Pearl Plastic Surgery and Dr. Nichols are pleased to
introduce Fraxel™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

Remove years from your appearance.
No surgery required.

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With the revolutionary Fraxel? laser treatment, you can get...

  • Improved skin tone
  • Plumping of acne scars and surgical scars
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Smoother skin texture

All in a series of treatments - with minimal downtime or discomfort.

Remarkable results you can see and feel

Fraxel laser treatment is a revolutionary new way to correct aged and damaged skin – without the prolonged downtime or adverse reactions of other resurfacing procedures. Safe and effective, the Fraxel laser is cleared by the FDA and has undergone extensive testing in the lab and out in the field.

  • Acne scars
  • Periorbital wrinkles
  • Melasma (mask of pregnancy)
  • Irregular texture
  • Sun spots and age spots (pigmented lesions)

How it works

With Fraxel treatment, you get dramatic results without going under the knife. Instead, Fraxel laser treatment uses points of light to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of your skin. The treatment penetrates deep into the skin to remove old, damaged skin cells, stimulates your body's own natural healing process, and replaces the cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. Because the technology is so precise, Fraxel treatment works not only on the face, but so on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.

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Fraxel Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fraxel?
Fraxel® treatments use safe, fractional laser technology to treat minor to severe skin damage, such as age or sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Depending on your needs, Fraxel treatment can help prevent the signs of aging, resurface damaged skin or correct severe damage.

How long has Fraxel been available?
The first non-ablative Fraxel device was first cleared by the FDA in 2003 and has been available in physician offices since then.

How does it work?
Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

How long is the treatment?
Depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated, Fraxel treatment can take as little as 20 minutes. However, we ask that you reserve at least 2 hours for your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will need depends on your goals and desired outcomes as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to weigh the aggressiveness of treatment with the downtime associated. Typically, patients receive their desired outcomes in 3-6 treatments.

Who can be treated with the Fraxel laser? Can you treat parts of the body?
Fraxel lasers treat women and men of all ages and skin color. Fraxel treatment also works on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.

What kind of results can I expect?
Your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even skin tone. Other benefits of treatment may include:
– Smoother, fresher, younger looking skin
– Improved tone and texture
– Erasing of unwanted brown spots
– Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes

When do the results appear, and how long do they last?
The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal. Results can last for years depending on your age and skin condition.

What will I look like immediately after the procedure? Can I go right back to work?
Fraxel treatment can be tailored to your desired outcomes. Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. We'll work with you to determine the best option to fit your lifestyle.

Does it hurt?
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. We will apply a topical anesthetic ointment before the procedure, which helps to minimize any discomfort during treatment. Dr. Nichols may recommend other medications, which you can discuss during your consultation.

Who performs the procedure?
Our physicians and staff have been extensively trained and certified on the Fraxel treatment. In our office the procedure is performed by our registered nurse and clinical aesthetician.

Can I get a Fraxel treatment instead of a facelift?
The Fraxel non-ablative treatments can resurface damaged skin but does not offer the dramatic results of a facelift. Dr. Nichols would be happy to discuss the different approaches with you during your consultation.

Can I avoid other cosmetic procedures if I do this?
Each procedure has its own benefits. Fraxel is a great choice for resurfacing your skin, helping to diminish age or sun spots, reducing wrinkles and fine lines and many other benefits. During your consultation, Dr. Nichols will discuss which procedure(s) is best for you and your desired results.

Can I get a Fraxel treatment if I've already had other procedures?
Fraxel procedures may be compatible with most other cosmetic procedures, like soft-tissue fillers or even Botox. For best results you will need to discuss your past procedures, as well as your current expectations with Dr. Nichols during your consultation.

Is it safe?
Fraxel treatment is a safe option backed by extensive research. Of course, as with any laser procedure there's always some risk and/or downtime. Dr. Nichols can discuss those with you during your consultation.

How much does the Fraxel treatment cost?
The cost depends on the area you're having treated and the number of treatments you need for your desired results. We encourage you to come in for a complementary consultation at which point we can give you a more precise idea of cost.

Is there a website I can to go to learn more?
Yes. If you'd like to visit our website,

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Fraxel treatment delivers dramatic results, fast healing and maximum safety.
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Dr. Chris Nichols is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tacoma Washington specializing in all aspects of cosmetic and plastic surgery
including breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and more.
6002 North Westgate Blvd. Suite 160, Tacoma, WA 98406