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By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
October 08, 2018
Category: Dermatology

Fraxel laser treatment offers an effective, non-invasive way to reduce signs of aging, fade age spots and scars, and improve skin texture.Skin Resurfacing Results Andover and Brookline, MA, dermatologists Drs. Alan Rockoff and Katherine Fening help their patients care for their skin with Fraxel laser therapy and other cosmetic skin treatments.

How does Fraxel laser treatment work?

Fraxel treatments target deep layers of the skin with pinpoint accuracy, yet don't harm healthy cells surrounding the treated area. The laser light destroys damaged skin cells, spurs the body to produce healthy replacement cells and increases collagen production. Because treatments only target a small fraction of skin cells, the surface of the skin remains undamaged.

When is Fraxel treatment recommended?

Your Andover or Brookline dermatologist may recommend the laser treatment if you have:

  • Dark skin patches or age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Surgical scars
  • Acitinic keratosis

What happens during and after Fraxel treatment?

Numbing cream applied before your treatment ensures that you remain comfortable during the treatment. Although you may notice a little warmth when the laser light is activated, the device offers an integrated cooling effect that is very helpful. Treatment time varies depending on the number of areas to be treated, but generally takes about an hour.

Although it usually takes a little while to see significant results, you'll notice that your skin soon begins to look smoother, firmer and brighter after a treatment or two. Collagen regeneration doesn't happen instantaneously but takes a few months to occur. By the third or fourth month after treatment, you'll probably see a noticeable change in your appearance.

Your skin may be red and swollen immediately after your treatment. Redness may last for a few days or few weeks, depending on your skin type. It's important to use sunscreen to protect your skin and prevent new damage. Most people need four to six treatments monthly laser treatments for best results. Yearly follow-up treatments can help you maintain your appearance.

Improve your skin with Fraxel laser treatment! Schedule an appointment with Drs. Alan Rockoff and Katherine Fening by calling (978) 475-9230 for the Andover, MA, office or (617) 731-2390 for the Brookline office. Fraxel laser treatment is only offered in the Brookline office.

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
February 24, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Resurfacing  

What your dermatologist in Brookline and Andover wants you to knowskin resurfacing

Are you unhappy with your face because of aging? Do you want to look younger and more vibrant? Do you suffer from lines, wrinkles, age spots and other skin issues? If so, it’s time you learned about a fractional laser treatment called Fraxel and what it can do for you.

Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center wants to share the facts about this revolutionary skin resurfacing treatment. He has two convenient office locations in Brookline and Andover, MA, to serve you.

Fraxel works by utilizing fractional lasers to penetrate the uppermost layers of your skin. The light from the laser stimulates collagen production and resurfaces your skin. Your body’s natural healing ability rejuvenates and revitalizes your skin. Your skin becomes smooth and much more youthful. Fraxel can greatly diminish the appearance of common aging issues like these:

  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Acne scars and scars from injuries
  • Wrinkles and fine lines including crow’s feet, laugh lines and brow lines
  • Actinic Keratosis and other precancerous skin abnormalities

Dr. Rockoff wants you to know that Fraxel fractional laser treatments are safe and noninvasive. Treatment produces results that can’t be matched by lotions or creams.

Your Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment will last between 15 and 45 minutes depending on the area treated. For best results, 1 to 5 treatments are recommended. To see some amazing before-and-after photos of actual Fraxel patients please visit the Fraxel website at

Fraxel has been extensively used on over 800,000 happy patients worldwide with use that’s backed by science. Because treatment is non-invasive, that means little or no downtime for you!

If you are ready to look younger and better you’re ready for Fraxel. If you are tired of the lack of results from cosmetics and creams Fraxel is the right choice for you. If you want an alternative to cosmetic surgery, Fraxel is it!

For more information on Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment call Dr. Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA. Call today and look younger and better tomorrow!

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