Question about Skin Resurfacing: hi i am interested in getting fractional laser resurfacing done q2251

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Hi I am interested in getting fractional laser resurfacing done to my face and neck to remove fine lines and freckles and to tighten up my skin I em 39 years old and fair completion could you please give me a idea of how much this will cost
Thank you anger martin


There are a few options to consider with fractional lasers. The two main choices are the fractional CO2 or carbon dioxide laser (ablative laser), or the Fraxel laser (non-ablative laser).

The fractional carbon dioxide laser is the more aggressive treatment, and has the ability to improve fine lines, and tighten the skin – especially around the eyes. Downtime is 5-10 days, and cost start at $1500 (as at 13 March 2013) for a low level treatment of the full face.

The Fraxel however is a less agressive treatment, and it doesn’t really treat fine lines/wrinkles very well. It also does not tighten skin. The downtime is from 3 to 5 days usually, and the costs start at $1350 for the full face.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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