Fraxel®: A Springtime Consideration

Southern California weather is nothing short of beautiful, especially in the spring, when the weather is pleasant and cool and the sun doesn’t beat down with glaring intensity day after day. In fact, the transitional season brings ideal conditions for patients considering Fraxel® in the Los Angeles area.

Cooler days represent the perfect time to give yourself the gift of a youthful glow and return vibrancy back to your skin with Fraxel® Restore, a laser skin resurfacing treatment available at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Why?

Due the sensitivity of the skin after each Fraxel® treatment, patients are encouraged to avoid direct sunlight and other sources of UV rays. While sunshine is certainly a welcome guest after a wet winter, there are also still plenty of mornings and evenings that have a bit of chill in the air. Hats and long sleeves are not unusual fashion choices, and no one will fault you for staying inside to get a little spring cleaning done.

Fraxel® is a commonly used laser treatment for patients who want to improve their skin by eliminating fine wrinkles, age or sun spots, scars from acne, and even surgical scars. The non-invasive treatment stimulates collagen production, helping the skin to naturally heal itself. For ideal results, patients typically book three to five sessions, spaced two to six weeks apart.

It’s important to note that even though spring typically brings more cloud cover than summer, patients should still be careful not to spend too much time with unprotected skin outside, as clouds alone do not provide adequate protection from ultraviolet radiation. If you’re going outdoors, be sure to use sunscreen with an appropriate protection factor—whether you’ve recently enjoyed the benefits of Fraxel® or not.

To see if Fraxel® Restore fits best with your efforts to say goodbye to the old you and hello to the new you, call Dr. Derek Jones’ team at 310-246-0495 or visit our home page at

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.