Fraxel laser is a laser skin resurfacing treatment used to restore a healthy and youthful appearance to the skin. Usually, about 3-6 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, are needed to achieve maximum results. Among the improvements that will be appreciated following a series of Fraxel treatments are improvement in skin texture and tone, increased uniformity of skin color, lessening of lines and wrinkles, and reduction of pore size. Skin conditions that are ideal for treatment with Fraxel include: 

  • Acne scarring, including ice pick scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Photodamage of the face, neck, chest, and hands. (Age spots/sun spots)
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Surgical and traumatic scars
  • Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. 

Dr. Holder and her team were incredible, thorough, thoughtful, and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Holder answered every question I had and didn’t think to ask, and she and her team made me totally comfortable from pre to post-visit. I’m amazed at the results of my Fraxel laser facials in terms of texture, tone and improvement in sun damage spots. My skin feels brighter and tighter with each visit, and the results are meaningful and long lasting. I am so thankful I found Dr. Holder and cannot recommend her highly enough!
— Ashley Fischer-Kennedy

I was instructed to come into the office about 3 hours beforehand so the numbing cream could be applied. Nowhere else that I researched had such an extensive numbing process.
Upon arrival I was greeted downstairs where I immediately felt safe. My temperature was taken and I was asked to fill out a health screener.
Once I was cleared as safe, I was led upstairs to a private bathroom. Since I came in wearing sunblock, I washed my face and then a thick, pasty cream was applied. After, I was led to a private waiting room with a super comfortable couch, a view, and very relaxing music. The lovely staff checked in on me and even brought me a snack!
After about 3 hours it was time to start the process.
Dr. Holder went over the procedure and made sure that I understood the science behind what I was about to do. She went over each area of the face 5-6x and the first two rounds barely hurt. By the 4th time, I’m not going to lie, I FELT NOTHING!!
The entire process was so quick that after about 15 minutes, I was completely done. After, I was given icepacks to apply to my face, which I hung out with for about 15 minutes before heading home.
The results were immediate with almost no downtime. The cocktail for recovery that Dr. holder recommends is complete and total magic. I had absolutely no shedding, peeling, or swelling. I was completely normal looking for work the next day, maybe slightly red but not noticeable. Beyond the slightly scaly texture of the skin as it heals, there is a little to no down time if you follow Dr. Holder’s specific recovery regimen.
I am about to begin my third treatment in about two weeks and I am completely excited for what is on the horizon for my skin. The results are absolutely amazing, the texture, tone, clarity, brightness, firmness of my skin have all improved drastically with this procedure. Many of my colleagues have noticed and have since become patients of Dr. Holder’s practice.
If you are thinking about doing a Fraxel laser treatment, RUN, do not walk, to Dr. Holder!
— Sandra F.

Fraxel delivers dramatic results with minimum downtime, allowing you to quickly return to work or other activities. At Park Slope Dermatology, Dr. Holder uses her aftercare regimen, developed from her medley of experience from her formal training at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn, her post-doctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University, and international conferences and training in France and the Caribbean. Dr. Holder brought this knowledge home to Brooklyn so that you will leave with immediate benefits, looking brighter than you arrived.

Dr Holder is amazing, I had such great results! She treated red and brown sun damage on my neckline, with Fraxel V laser. I have very fair skin and it cleared up beautifully after just one session and looks so much younger. Highly recommend her work, she is very precise and skilled dermatologist.
— Natalie Hollier

I received a Fraxel Re:store laser procedure at Park Slope Dermatology. The results were amazing and something I hoped for but did not expect. I went to see the doctor 2 months before my wedding and she literally gave me flawless skin where I could wear minimal makeup. Prior to coming to Park Slope, I had very uneven skin (hyperpigmentation), dark spots from previous breakouts and clogged oversized pores.
Coming to New York and visiting Park Slope Dermatology restored my hope that there are caring doctors that are driven in providing excellence for their patients, making them their #1 concern along with their results. My skin hasn’t looked this good since high school, it actually looks better, way better. Dr. Holder is very knowledgeable and has a very unique technique for those with deeper skin complexions or “ethnic” skin. Her numbing technique along with the items she prescribes after the treatment will guarantee you results. I have tried a lot of products, systems and other more painful procedures including chemical peels but none have actually given me the type of results I invested in with this procedure, “Fraxel Laser Restore.” I recommend this procedure and of course Park Slope Dermatology to anyone struggling with skin issues.
Save the money and your time on products that won\’t work or could damage your skin worse and invest in yourself to have better skin. It will be worth it if you are looking for easy, painless results. Also! Results did not take a long time, you will notice a difference in your skin in as little as a week. Yes, you read correctly 1 week. Have faith and it will work.
— Brittany

Before Fraxel-Sun Damage (left) -- After 1 month post Fraxel #3 (both center pics) -- One year Later - After 5 Fraxels (right)
Before Fraxel-Sun Damage (left) — After 1 month post Fraxel #3 (both center pics) — One year Later – After 5 Fraxels (right)
Before – Hyperpigmentation & After – One (1) Fraxel
Before Fraxel Surgical Scar (left) -- After 1 month post Fraxel 5 (center) -- One year later (right)
Surgical Scar
Acne Scarring - Before & After Fraxel
Acne Scarring
Acne Scarring
Before Fraxel – Sun Damage with large pores (left) After 1 month post Fraxel #3 (right)
Sun Damage with large pores
Body hyperpigmentation before and after Fraxel laser
Fraxel neck tightening & resurfacing - after 3 sessions
Fraxel neck tightening & resurfacing – after 3 sessions

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