What’s the Right Skin Rejuvenation Treatment for You: Fraxel or PICO Genesis?

Dr. Weishar and her professional team at Springhouse Dermatology are proud to offer their Montgomery County patients the option of both Fraxel Laser Resurfacing and PICO Genesis as laser treatments for skin tightening and rejuvenation. We are highly experienced and fully certified to perform either treatment, and our patients consistently report visible results with both machines.

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Our skincare specialists will work directly with you to determine whether Fraxel Laser Resurfacing or PICO Genesis is the right solution to address your specific concerns. We encourage you to come to your consultation appointment with questions regarding both options. Our office is conveniently located just outside of Philadelphia, making it easy to visit from anywhere in Montgomery County.

Fraxel Laser for Deep Skin Resurfacing

The Fraxel laser resurfacing technology works through a handheld device connected to a larger machine, which is manipulated in degree and placement by our skincare experts. Our Fraxel laser resurfacing procedure essentially sends “microbeams” or wavelengths into the lower layers of the skin, producing tiny abrasions in the skin and promoting rapid recovery and replacement with new, healthy skin tissue. The procedure stimulates the growth of collagen to tighten and lift skin in the face, neck, and décolletage region.

Best for:
  • Treating age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation
  • Brightening complexion
  • Evening skin tone
  • Restoring a more youthful, warm to skin that has lost its natural glow
Skin Types: Good for patients of all skin types and textures Good for patients of all skin types and textures
Works: On a sub-dermal level (below the skin) to produce deep-rooted benefits On a superficial level – above the skin
Procedure Length: About 1.5 hours (45 mins for numbing, up to 30 mins for procedure) Can be completed in-office in under 45 mins
Pain Level: Our patients describe the process to include little to no pain, and explain the feeling to be like a “small prick.” As always, we will adjust numbing and exposure to optimize comfort This treatment is said to hurt relatively less, as there is no heat involved
Recovery: Redness and minor swelling is expected and normal; should clear up within 3-7 days Little to no downtime associated

PICO Genesis for No Downtime Skin Rejuvenation

Unlike the Fraxel laser, the PICO Genesis is a non-ablative laser. It works above the surface of the skin to restore a warm and natural glow and produce a younger, refreshed look. The advanced technology incorporates short and rapid energy pulsation to remodel collagen formation, revitalizing skin that has become dull or that has lost its natural radiance. This treatment is considered to be among the least-invasive cosmetic laser options, with little to no downtime or recovery.

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Your Skin Rejuvenation Consultation at Springhouse Dermatology

Ready to take this first step toward brighter, more vibrant, youthful looking facial skin? Simply call our office at (215) 542-0655 and a member of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you in scheduling your one-on-one consultation appointment. Together, with your individual goals in mind, we will construct a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle and expectations, and that is best directed toward your personal skincare needs.

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Written By:
Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County

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