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June 2021

Look Younger without Surgery

By Dr. Amy Wechsler



Most women are eager to improve the appearance of their skin, especially without surgery. I am just as eager to try, test, and study the latest in dermatological technology—and to bring the best of the best to my patients. The newest addition to our practice is Fraxel re:store, a revolutionary laser treatment that provides fantastic results like younger-looking skin—without surgery.

We have had a lot of inquiries about this laser skin-lightening treatment, as we were one of the first practices in Manhattan with this laser technology. So, I thought I would share with you how it works. The Fraxel re:store is outfitted with a dual hand piece.

On one side, the traditional Fraxel 1550 for laser skin tightening:

  • Improves texture
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Shrinks pore size
  • Tightens skin

The other side, a brand new 1927 to complete the look of younger looking skin:

  • Treats melasma—brown patches, often from pregnancy or birth control pills
  • Lightens brown spots caused by sun exposure

Fraxel laser skin treatment affects a fraction of tissue at a time with thousands of microscopic laser columns—each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle. The laser columns stimulate a natural healing process that works from the inside out, replacing damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier looking skin. I have had great success with the combination of these lasers in undoing sun damage and the effects of aging for overall younger-looking skin.

If you are looking to regain a more youthful look on your face, neck, and hands, Fraxel re:store is certainly a great option to consider. The procedure is recommended for patients in their 30s and 40s, and I recommend one 10–15 minute treatment a month (at $1,500 an area), for a total of 5 times. Side effects may include redness, swelling, and numbness to the area for about an hour. To find a doctor near you, visit Fraxel re:store.

Read more of Dr. Amy Wechsler’s tips for beautiful skin.

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One Response to “Look Younger without Surgery”
  1. Julie says:

    Sounds like a great procedure, especially for someone like me who want to get rid of sun spots and freshen up the skin. However, after looking at the photo of this pretty young woman, I was surprised to see that she would want to alter her beautiful freckles, something that makes her uniquely “her”. I totally respect everyone’s personal choice, but feel that many women simply cannot be happy with what they have and that by altering their appearance it will make their lives better. It takes many years of experieince to figure out that it starts with our insides first.