Lasers for resurfacing: Fraxel Dual and Clear + Brilliant

ReFINERY Skin & Body Specialists offers two great lasers that are designed to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Sunlight, aging, skin disorders, even heredity can all contribute to skin irregularities on your face and elsewhere on your body. These conditions can include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles and sunspots, and visible blood vessels. If you are experiencing discoloration, uneven skin tone, the aftermath of acne breakouts, signs of aging, or environmental damage, we can help you restore damaged skin using a variety of state-of-the-art, medical grade laser.

Every patient has different patterns of facial aging and needs. Our doctor is happy to meet with you and discuss treatment plan options. Please call to schedule a consultation. 919-322-5555


If aging, acne, or too much time in the sun has left your face with blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines, laser skin resurfacing may help your skin look younger and healthier.

Laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface. The procedure can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.


If there is one treatment I would recommend for every person it is Fraxel Dual.  Keeping your skin healthy can make a great difference with signs of aging. – Dr. Suji Park-Idler


Fraxel is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment that resurfaces your outer skin, erasing the body’s imperfections; it helps with the production of collagen, a protein found in connective tissue. Fraxel’s main purpose is new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation. Recovery time is longer and can range from a few days to a few weeks.

Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive technique, and is used to help repair and treat facial scars/pigmentation, sun damaged skin and wrinkles; Fraxel is remarkably powerful and shockingly effective! Learn more

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant uses the same technology as Fraxel, but is less intense, and the treatment is not as remarkably noticeable; it is optimized for preventing and addressing early signs of aging including skin texture, firmness, elasticity and pore-size appearance.

Clear+Brilliant gives clients skin more of a glow and improved texture without much “healing” downtime and are best for superficial resurfacing and pore reduction. Learn more


The doctor will always be happy to discuss the differences between the two treatments – the pluses and minuses of each.  In general Fraxel usually has a bit more “social downtime” but the results are more visible because of how much deeper the laser goes. There are times when the doctor will clearly say one is better than the other, but generally the choice is made based on downtime/recovery and frequency of treatment.  Learn about the differences in these laser treatments. 

See photos of before and afters for Fraxel

See photos of before and afters for Clear + Brilliant