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Fraxel is an advanced technology using light energy through lasers to stimulate the collagen in your skin, thereby resurfacing the top skin layer. It works from the top down and only treats the targeted treatment areas, so you’re receiving the most effective and focused results. Using lasers, the treatment can improve your overall skin tone by smoothing its texture, removing any discoloration from brown pigmentation, and giving you an all over more youthful glow. As Dr. Schultz says, “You can’t stop the clock, but sometimes you can turn it back,” and one way to turn it back is with Fraxel lasers. Fraxel has been such a successful therapy that over 800,000 procedures have been done worldwide.

You can use Fraxel technology on any part of your face, neck, hands, and even décolletage. The most common reasons for patients to use Fraxel are fine lines and wrinkles, dark sunspots or liver spots, acne or trauma scars, to improve your tone and texture of your face, hands, décolletage, and neck, superficial pigmentation and Melasma.

Fraxel lasers resurface the top layer of your skin with thermal energy. They gently remove the top layer of your skin that may be crinkly with fine lines, discolored, or cratering due to acne scars, and they stimulate cellular renewal and collagen production underneath that top layer. The result is a fresh-faced and brighter, smoother, firmer-looking complexion you’ll love.

Fraxel is also an incredible technology for repairing uneven skin tone. Whether you’re dealing with sun damage, Melasma, brown spots or unwanted freckles, Fraxel removes discoloration and stimulates natural collagen production in the skin. You’ll gain back an even skin tone that you’ll love to show off, even without makeup!

Fraxel laser technology is an FDA-approved resurfacing technology that is non-invasive, delivering to you gorgeous, glowing skin and keeping you from having to undergo surgery. The recovery time is minimal and the results are highly effective. Once this resurfacing technique is utilized, the body’s natural healing process takes over, creating new tissue that will eventually replace skin imperfections. Because Fraxel helps to rebuild the collagen in your skin, in addition to supporting elastin development, your skin will feel tighter and look more youthful.

Because our office has multiple lasers for skin retexturing and for treating hyperpigmentation, we have the ability to take a tailored approach to your treatments. You know when you come in for Fraxel that we will be addressing exactly what your specific skin problems. People sometimes come in for Fraxel, but they may end up getting a different treatment because other lasers can do a better job and we will always steer you to the best, most effective option. So it’s not just Fraxel that’s available to you for both retexturing and hyperpigmentation. We will help choose the best treatment for you so you don’t feel forced or limited in one direction, guaranteeing you’ll get the very best results you can get.

When you come in for your Fraxel appointment, it will most likely last between 15-45 minutes depending on the areas you’d like to treat. During the laser treatment, some patients have reported a slight sensation of heat, like a light sunburn, on their skin. Depending on the strength of your treatment, you may experience a tiny bit of redness that will diminish as soon as the next day or two afterwards. The results from Fraxel are immediately noticeable, but will continue to develop over the next 3-6 months and can last for several years depending on the treatment.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! Dr. Schultz helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with Dr. Schultz, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and Dr. Schultz understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. Dr. Schultz and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, Dr. Schultz recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Schultz to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. Dr. Schultz is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of Dr. Schultz and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that Dr. Schultz gives.

- Katrina A.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Fraxel® lasering?

    It’s a common laser resurfacing treatment that treats brown discoloration, dullness, and Read More

  • How does Fraxel® work?

    Fraxel® uses light to deliver thermal energy that stimulates collagen production in Read More

  • How many treatments of Fraxel® do I need?

    Depending on the issues the patient wants to address (color, texture, or Read More

  • Is Fraxel® painful?

    There is mild discomfort. We apply a topical numbing cream on patients Read More

  • How long does it take to heal after a Fraxel® appointment?

    Healing takes place over the four to six days following the appointment. Read More

  • What will my Fraxel® results look like?

    Fraxel® treats brown discoloration, dullness, and fine lines. The results are cumulative: Read More

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Make your skin care a priority with leading-dermatologist and New York Magazine’s “Top Doctor”: Dr. Neal Schultz.