Fraxel laser is an FDA-approved treatment for acne scars. This non-ablative fractional erbium and thulium laser treatment is widely praised for its ability to treat most scar types and nearly all skin types. It is named ‘Fraxel’ since only a percentage of skin is used during each treatment without disturbing the healthy skin area. This laser sends microscopic laser energy which creates micro wounds in the acne scars area. As the skin heals around these micro wounds, it starts producing collagen. This new collagen restores volume, and it makes the uneven areas hollowed by acne smooth.
Fraxel laser typically requires more than one treatment. However, it’s worth noting that it doesn’t break the skin, and thus, it has less downtime when compared with the CO2 laser.