Woman receiving Fraxel treatment


Flaws such as wrinkles and acne scars can be difficult to treat, and can lead to feelings of embarrassment.

Treating your skin with Fraxel®, a kind of laser technology, can increase collagen production to rejuvenate the skin.

Skin Care at 5th Ave. serving the Atlanta, GA, area can provide you with a smoother, more youthful appearance.

What is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a laser treatment that uses fractional resurfacing to reduce signs of aging. No surgery or harsh ablative lasers are necessary. This non-invasive technology is able to deliver the same results as other treatments in just one appointment with little downtime. Fraxel lasers can treat different areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, arms, and décolletage. It also works on darker skin tones without causing hyperpigmentation.

Fraxel can treat patients with early signs of aging and cosmetic blemishes, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars or scars from surgery
  • Pigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis

During a consultation with Dr. Joseph C. Galitzin at our office outside of Atlanta, GA, you can discuss your skin concerns and goals. He can examine your skin and determine if you're a good candidate for Fraxel treatment or a different skin care procedure.

Fraxel in action

A Closer Look at the Fraxel Laser Treatment

Preparing for Treatment

One week prior to your treatment, stop using retinoids. If you have an extensive acne breakout, open wound, or skin infection at the treatment site, you should allow your skin to heal before your Fraxel laser treatment.

Numbing Treatment Site

Forty-five minutes to an hour before your Fraxel procedure, the treatment site will be numbed with a topical cream to minimize discomfort.

The Fraxel Procedure

Your doctor will use a handheld laser device that penetrates just below the surface of the skin. The laser energy heats the underlying tissue to promote the production of collagen. The device has integrated cooling to help ensure patient comfort.

Depending on the treatment area, the laser treatment typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.


The Fraxel laser won't prevent you from performing your regular activities. You can expect some mild side effects after treatment, such as swelling that lasts for up to a week, and some redness and peeling around the treatment area.

During the first few weeks after Fraxel treatment, be sure to wear sunscreen and avoid harsh skin products. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturize twice each day. Do not pick at your skin as this can lead to scarring.

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A Comfortable Alternative to Harsh Resurfacing Treatments

Unlike other laser treatments and chemical peels, the Fraxel procedure doesn't remove layers of skin, resulting in a faster and more comfortable treatment experience. Though you may experience some redness, peeling, and swelling as you heal, it typically isn't as significant as other treatments.


A single Fraxel procedure at our office serving the Atlanta, Fayetteville, and Newnan, GA, area may be all that you need. Consider these cosmetic benefits:

  • Smoother skin
  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Improved skin tone
  • Healthier-looking skin
  • Younger-looking appearance
  • Boost in self-confidence

Fraxel technology can use lasers of varying intensity to target a patient's specific concerns. Depending on your skin care needs, you may benefit from a series of low-intensity Fraxel appointments or an occasional high-intensity appointment. Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree City can explain your options and recommend a laser treatment plan tailored to your unique concerns.


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Always sweet smiling faces here. These ladies and the Doc know how to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.  I highly recommend  5th Ave. Skin Care.

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This place is awesome! The ladies at the front are always warm and welcoming and Dr Joe surpasses my expectations every time. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Joseph Galitzin

Skin Care at 5th Ave.

Dr. Joseph Galitzin is a top-rated skin specialist and premier provider of popular injectable treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®. He is proud to help patients rejuvenate their features by providing: 

  • Special offers on the latest procedures
  • Flexible financing options
  • State-of-the-art cosmetic treatments

If you want to enhance your appearance without surgery, request a consultation or call our office at (770) 487-2645.

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