Do consumer reviews tell the whole story about Fraxel Restore laser therapy?

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In 2013 Popsugar, a popular Australian online fashion and beauty magazine, announced the secret to Kim Kardashian’s flawless complexion – Fraxel laser therapy. Other celebrities began to talk about their experiences with this skin transforming treatment. Fraxel, however, isn’t the sole domain of Hollywood stars and starlets. Dr. Jeanine Downie delivers safe laser rejuvenation to women and men throughout the

Essex Fells area with Fraxel Restore.

Thousand of non-celebrities from all walks of life have taken advantage of Fraxel Restore laser therapy to address fine lines and wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation, acne scarring, and stretch marks. Some sought the services of Board-certified dermatologists like Dr. Downie. Others looked for the lowest price. That’s why you’ll find a broad spectrum of feedback when you search the internet for “Fraxel Restore reviews.”

Fraxel Restore is a dual wavelength fractionated laser. It breaks the beam of laser light into thousands of microscopic columns that penetrate the skin without harming surrounding cells. That stimulates the body’s natural healing and collagen-building processes for complexion refinement. The 1927 wavelength is for superficial photo rejuvenation (to even out skin pigmentation). The 1550 nanometer wavelength penetrates deeper, to smooth skin texture.

Patient Fraxel Laser Experience                      

Patient Fraxel Laser Experience
Informative video for you to watch of a patient’s Fraxel laser experience with our dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie of Image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ

Hey, Image Dermatology fans! here with a lovely young patient of mine, who does not wish to be identified, and I don’t wish to identify her. Doing some Serum work on her neck.


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In Dr. Downie’s experienced hands, Fraxel Restore is safe and very effective. She adheres to the highest ethical standards, providing full information to help her patients make informed skin care decisions. Before scheduling Fraxel Restore, Dr. Downie explains these important aspects:

  • Comfort level. image Dermatology® takes extra steps to ensure that treatment is tolerated with minimal discomfort.
  • Healing. The recovery period following a Fraxel Restore session is typically two to three days, possibly up to a week for very sensitive skin. The 1927 wavelength results in a few days of flaking and uneven skin tone. After treatment with the 1550 wavelength expect redness, swelling, and skin shedding similar to a sunburn. However, these side effects are temporary and can be disguised with makeup.
  • Number of treatments. Dr. Downie generally recommends up to three sessions spaced several weeks apart for optimal improvement. The collagen remodeling results are long-lasting, but many patients opt for occasional touch-up treatments to maintain gorgeous skin.
  • Not for everyone. Dr. Downie creates skin rejuvenation programs customized for the individual patient. At image Dermatology®, treatment is never one-size-fits-all. If she feels that another technique is more appropriate or that Fraxel Restore would be most effective in combination with other methods, she will explain and answer your questions.

The internet makes it easy for everyone to express their views. Unfortunately, most people who are thrilled with treatments that help them look younger aren’t eager to share that information with the world. Those who have had less than satisfactory experiences due to unqualified care are quicker to post reviews. Internet research is a terrific start to your quest for youthful skin, but it is important to remember that reviews don’t tell the whole store. Get the facts from a Board-certified dermatologist with a call to image Dermatology® at (973) 509-6900.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.


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