Westport Dermatology offers the Nordlys Frax Pro system, which is an advanced diode laser system that delivers highly targeted 1550 nm and 1940 nm wavelengths for dual-depth skin resurfacing. This device will target fine lines, texture, scarring, and pigment


As we age, our skin starts to look dull, uneven, and we start to develop fine lines and wrinkles. The Frax laser is a non-ablative resurfacing laser that slows down and reverses the visible signs of aging, leaving the skin smoother, and more refreshed. The Nordlys Frax laser targets water in the skin cells, and creates fractionated, controlled thermal damage to the skin. As the body responds to the controlled damage, collagen is stimulated, and the skin revitalizes itself. This powerful device will illuminate your skin and rejuvenate sun-damaged skin.

The Frax 1550 wavelength is designed to target deeper resurfacing, reaching deep in the dermis, improving deep lines and wrinkles, surgical scars, acne scars, stretch marks and more.

The Frax 1950 wavelength is used for shallow resurfacing, reaching the epidermis and superficial dermis. This handpiece targets benign pigmented lesions (including sunspots and freckles), and treats actinic keratosis


  • Smooth textural abnormalities
  • Rejuvenate sun-damaged skin
  • Improve skin texture
  • Visibly reduce scars and wrinkles
  • Remove old, damaged skin cells
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Effective on darker skin tones
  • Minimal downtime


Frax is a minimal downtime procedure performed in the office. Results vary depending on the target issue, as well as the extent of your needs. Most patients see a significant improvement in skin texture, tone, and appearance in just a few sessions.
Prior to treatment, we anesthetize the skin with a topical numbing agent. The treatment takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the area being treated. During the treatment, there is mild heat related discomfort as the energy is applied to the skin. Post treatment, you will have mild redness and minimal swelling. In the first few days, your skin may be dehydrated and dry. If you go outside, you’ll want to be cautious about exposing your skin to the sun. Always wear your SPF and wear a wide-brimmed hat for ultimate protection.


For even more improvement in skin tone, brightness, and pigmentation, we combine our state of the art Nordlys IPL with the Frax treatment. This powerful combination treatment will leave your skin more even, radiant, and glowing. Learn more about IPL here.