Northern Virginia's first and most experienced physician to utilize Fraxel technology.
Fraxel treatment is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that removes years from your appearance - without the risks, side effects or prolonged downtime of other procedures. Whether you have sun damage, wrinkles or other signs of aging, Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. So you can quickly return to work or other activities with renewed skin - and renewed confidence.
The Fraxel family of products has three laser treatments, all delivering remarkable results with fast recovery. Dr. Gerrish's office in Virginia offers both the Fraxel re:store™ and re:pair™ laser. Click on the links below to learn more about each Fraxel treatment.
for mild to severe skin damage
The original and most popular Fraxel treatment, Fraxel re:store treatment can resurface damaged skin and uncover the skin of your youth - all with minimal impact on your daily routine. What it treats: wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, surgical scars, age spots/sunspots, melasma and Actinic Keratoses.
Surgery-like results for the most severe skin damage
The newest product in the Fraxel® family, Fraxel® re:pair™ treatment is a preemptive strike against a facelift. The treatment tightens skin and corrects severe damage. What it treats: wrinkles, irregular texture, age spots/sunspots, sun-induced redness. Downtime: Return to routine activities in a week.
"Years of hormone therapy left me with noticeable discoloration and blotchiness at the base of my neck, which I think drew attention to my age. After my first treatment with Fraxel®® laser, the blotchiness and discoloration on my neck improved immediately and continued to improve dramatically with each subsequent treatment. I was really impressed with this new technology and would do it again in a heartbeat. Personally, being able to get this type of immediate and dramatic results without any downtime is a slam dunk.
"What appealed to me most about Fraxel Laser Treatment is that the procedure involved no knives and no downtime. Friends of mine had laser resurfacing and weren't impressed with the results, especially for such an invasive procedure. My husband also was uncomfortable with me getting a facelift, and Fraxel laser was a good non-invasive alternative. I've had four treatments on my face and neck, and the results are great. My skin is tighter, my jaw line is a little firmer, the fine lines around my eyes are gone, the overall tone looks better - my skin genuinely looks younger. This technology is fabulous, and the best part is it doesn't intrude on your lifestyle."
Jan G., age 50+, a director of operations in San Jose, CA
"Since I've been treated with the Fraxel laser, my skin and face feel totally refreshed and revived. People know I've had something done, but they can't pinpoint what it is. Even my husband noticed the improvement without any probing."
Karin H., age 50+, a healthcare professional in Darien, CT
"After getting off the birth control pill and having a hysterectomy, I developed melasma on my face that was really noticeable. I tried treatment with the IPL laser, but the improvement was minimal. With the Fraxel laser, I noticed a remarkable improvement in these brown spots after only one treatment - even in areas that were really dark brown. I've had three treatments with Fraxel laser so far, but my melasma was clear after only two treatments and the overall texture of my skin seems better as well.
"I raise llamas, so I spend a great deal of time working outdoors. As a result, I have sun damage on my chest that makes me look older. I've had such a great response with Fraxel on my face and neck that I want to treat my chest next to get rid of these sun spots. I've advised several people to consider the Fraxel laser because of how well it's worked for me - even my mom who wants to treat the age spots on her hands."
Susan D., age 45, Farmersville, TX
"Fraxel Laser Treatment leaves your skin very smooth and improves the overall tone and texture. I've also noticed that my pores are tighter and I break out a little less than normal."
Carolyn G., age 30+, a partner in a law firm in New York, NY
"I've had sun spots all my life and tried everything to get rid of them, but nothing worked. When my dermatologist recommended the Fraxel laser, I was willing to give it a try because it was a non-invasive procedure that didn't require any downtime. After the first treatment, I saw an immediate improvement. I'm thrilled with my results and have recommended Fraxel Laser Treatment to other people who, like me, tried other treatments without much success."
Kara K., age 30+, a human resources executive assistant in Baltimore, MD
"About eight weeks after my first Fraxel treatment, the fine lines around my eyes were erased and my skin just looked better. Everyone noticed the improvement and asked if I changed my makeup. I would encourage anyone considering the Fraxel laser to do it. If you have the procedure done on a Friday, you'll look good enough to go back to work on Monday."
Alix F, 52, an IT professional in Georgetown, D.C.