Results you can feel and improvement that you will see! Fraxel is a safe non-ablative laser that is effective for all skin types. This milder laser promotes your skin’s own healing process by stimulating collagen production. The result is a natural rejuvenation that improves your skin texture, removes pigmentation, and helps wipe away wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. In addition, with the brand new Fraxel Dual, you can significantly reduce, and in some cases, eliminate age-related pigmentation and sun damage spots on your face, chest, arms, and hands to restore a new you.
WHAT IS FRAXEL?
You can “fight back aging” and sun damage and make your skin look significantly younger with the use of Fraxel treatments. Fraxel treatments are “non-ablative” (or milder) laser treatments that will help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, chest, arms, and other areas of the body. These treatments also work well for the “crepiness”, or fine lines of the skin of the lower eyelids and of the hands. This “fractional” milder laser can resurface your skin and boost collagen production to help your skin look tighter, smoother, and more evenly toned. Using a series of treatments, this laser can help minimize “laugh lines” and “crow’s feet” lines, and also help with age spots, acne, and even some surgical scarring. This laser can also allow you to follow your daily routine without the downtime of more aggressive lasers.
WHAT CAN FRAXEL TREAT?
Fraxel is a great option for patients who wish to treat visible signs of aging, sun damage, or other types of damage on the skin. Some examples include fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, surface scars such as acne scars, excess pigmentation such as age spots, visible sun damage, and sun spots, or actinic keratosis (AK).
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR FRAXEL?
Unlike other laser treatment options, Fraxel is suitable for patients of all skin types and tones. The laser treatments can be performed on patients of all ages and is suitable for the face, neck, chest, and hands.
HOW DOES FRAXEL WORK?
We at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura are happy and proud to have the very latest Fraxel laser technology, the Fraxel Dual Apparatus. This “state of the art” Fraxel machine features the already popular Fraxel 1550 resurfacing capabilities, and then also adds an additional 1927 wavelength. This additional 1927 wavelength specifically targets pigment problems such as age or sun-related spots, melisma, and many other types of abnormal pigmentation. Frequently, in just one short treatment you will see a significant improvement in the color, tone, and appearance of the skin on your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
In addition, this laser may be used to treat precancerous lesions in the skin (actinic keratosis). It also works extremely well for acne scarring treatment by resurfacing the skin. In just a few treatments 4-6 weeks apart you will really see a difference in the quality and texture of your skin.
Some Fraxel results are immediately visible, with patients noticing rejuvenated, tighter, and more even skin shortly after their first treatment. However, these results will also gradually improve over time. Thanks to integrated cooling technology, patients will experience minimal downtime and visible side effects after their Fraxel treatments. Most patients see the best results about one to three months after their Fraxel treatment. It is important to continue wearing SPF 30+ for at least three months after the procedure.
FRAXEL COMBINED WITH PRP
Dr. Sarraga has devised a revolutionary treatment that involves using the laser technology of Fraxel with the benefits of plasma therapy. The treatment is done in the office with topical and /or local anesthesia. While you are numbing for the procedure, blood is taken from your arm vein and prepared via high-speed centrifugation, and separated using state-of-the-art technology to provide you with platelet-rich plasma. After the laser is performed, the plasma is activated and used as a topical agent and injected into your face with a fine needle. This combination not only cuts down your healing time but also gives you the long-lasting benefit of the platelet-rich plasma by providing your skin with essential growth factors and stimulating stem cells. The effect of the platelet-rich plasma can last up to six months. During your laser treatment, a high-flow chilling device is applied to your face for your comfort.
Our lasers are strictly administered by our physicians and our aestheticians will help you choose a post-laser treatment regime specifically tailored to your skin and your needs. Your skin will look radiant and younger for the months to come.
View patient results for many procedures in our online gallery.
“My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous”
Wonderful doctor, loved his skills, bedside manners, before, during and after my procedure. My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous and in his private office as well. Highly recommend Dr. Andres Sarraga. I give him a A+++++
“His staff is remarkable”
Dr. Sarraga did an excellent job with my nose. I was looking for a natural finish and a slimmer tip to my nose and he did just that! His staff is remarkable and he takes the time with you to listen. I highly recommend him!
“Nice, warm, and pleasant team!”
Dr. Sarraga is a great professional specialist!!! He provides plenty of time to give all information needed till the patient is comfortable to get the decision. Large and clean office. Nice, warm and pleasant team! Multiple languages service in the convenient location of Aventura.