Fraxel Your Way to Younger Skin

Laser Skin Treatments San DiegoLiving in sunny San Diego, we all show the effects of the sun on our skin. While we equate age spots with the sun, the sun’s also responsible for many of our fine wrinkles and loosening skin. Dr. Kearny uses the Fraxel Laser to help remove some of those damaged spots in a gentle, non-invasive procedure.

Fraxel is a laser therapy that delivers a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, with only minimal recovery time. It’s a great solution for helping your facial skin without surgery.

What is the Fraxel Laser effective on?

Fraxel Lasers are well known for their success in the aesthetic world. Here’s what Dr. Kearney treats with Fraxel:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Surface scarring from acne or injury
  • Pigmentation issues such as melasma
  • Sun damage such as brown spots
  • Actinic keratosis spots

How it works

Fraxel originated fractional lasers. Their laser energy penetrates the epidermis down into the dermis layer of the skin. Once below the dermis, the laser energy converts to heat where it triggers a wound healing response from the body. This response is to produce new collagen and to resurface the epidermis to address the “wound.” This natural rejuvenation process smoothes wrinkles and scars by building new collagen beneath them. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s support structure, but sun damage and natural aging decrease its production over time.

Dr. Kearney’s Fraxel treatments take only between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on your treatment area. Since the process triggers skin tightening and collagen remodeling, your results aren’t immediate. Most of our patients note improved skin in from one to three weeks that continues to improve from there.

How it feels afterwards

Fraxel treatments will generally make your skin feel as if you have a light sunburn afterwards. This only lasts for a day or two. There can also be some minimal swelling.

Interested in getting the Fraxel treatment with Dr. Kearney? Call us at 858-677-9352 for an appointment.

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Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff