Lasers have been used by plastic surgeons and other physicians as a surgical instrument for many years. Laser energy can be used to cut, vaporize or selectively remove skin and deeper tissues. There are many different methods for the surgical use of lasers. Fraxel™ Laser Treatment is a new approach, using fractional photothermolysis, providing many of the benefits of invasive skin resurfacing performed with traditional devices, but with fewer side-effects and less recovery time. The Fraxel™ Laser procedure requires multiple treatments over a period of several months.