Providence Plastic Surgeon Offers New Fraxel® Technology

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Dr. Lori Polacek, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Rhode Island, now offers Fraxel Dual. This new addition to the Fraxel line of lasers is a non-surgical solution for wrinkles, brown spots, scarring, sun damage and many other skin concerns.

At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lori Polacek, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Rhode Island, now provides a non-surgical treatment for women and men who want to revitalize their skin: the Fraxel Dual laser.

"We offer our patients in Rhode Island Fraxel Dual for a number of skin conditions," says Dr. Polacek. "The laser is extremely versatile and allows us to offer a non-surgical solution for both surface-level and deeper skin concerns."

The Providence plastic surgeon is excited to offer one of the latest developments in the Fraxel line of products. The name Fraxel has been trusted for many years as the leader in fractionated laser technology. By adding Fraxel Dual to her practice, Dr. Polacek offers patients an alternative, intermediate or complementary treatment to plastic surgery.

"Some patients choose Fraxel treatments as a substitute for surgery," says Dr. Polacek, "while others may have treatment in the middle-age years, for instance, with the plan of having surgery later in life. Then there are those cases where a patient will receive a treatment such as face lift along with Fraxel treatments to correct wrinkles around the eyes and improve skin texture and coloration."

Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative fractional laser, which means it does not vaporize the outer layers of skin. The fractional aspect of this technology means that the laser emits microscopic columns of laser light, with each treatment affecting only small portions, or fractions, of the skin. This method is safer and healthier, and it allows the skin to restore itself faster.

The laser can be used to correct skin conditions in just about any area of the body. Common treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, hands and legs. Fraxel treatments can effectively diminish fine lines and wrinkles, erase unwanted brown spots, reduce the appearance of scars (from acne, surgery or trauma), treat actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions) and improve skin tone and texture—including evening out hyperpigmentation.

At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery, laser treatments with the Fraxel laser are performed by registered nurse Deborah DiChiara or medical aesthetician Beth Walker.


Dr. Lori Polacek ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice since 1992. At her Center for Plastic Surgery in Rhode Island, she provides a full range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. After earning her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, she completed an internship and a residency in general surgery at Boston University Medical Center. She then completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the renowned Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. A member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Rhode Island Medical Society, Dr. Polacek is a well-respected member of the medical community and has been recognized as a Top Female Plastic Surgeon in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly.

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