Facial Procedure:

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

Time takes a toll on even the healthiest skin. Over time, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin laxity can make people look older than they feel.  Facelift, brow lift, and other facial cosmetic surgery procedures have traditionally been the most effective treatments for a more youthful-looking appearance.  However, many patients wish to avoid surgery for one reason or another. Now they can. Serving Philadelphia’s Main Line as well as Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Jonathan Pontell is one of the first Fraxel re:pair® SST providers in the United States and one of just a few in the Delaware Valley. This laser resurfacing system has revolutionized cosmetic skin care, as it is able to dramatically reduce signs of premature aging without surgery.


The Fraxel re:pair® SST laser skin resurfacing system offers numerous benefits over both existing surgical and non-surgical treatments. Patients in Philadelphia’s Main Line suburbs, including Wilmington, Delaware, who choose Fraxel re:pair® SST laser resurfacing with Dr. Pontell enjoy smoother, tighter skin with better tone and texture; significantly diminished wrinkles and fine lines; and softened frown lines. All of this can be achieved in one simple treatment with minimal discomfort and recovery time.

The Fraxel re:pair® SST treatment is the most advanced laser skin resurfacing system available today. It is the only FDA-approved system of its kind for the effective treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin irregularities, and it is precise and flexible enough to be used safely on even the most delicate areas of the body, such as the eyelids.


The Fraxel re:pair® SST treatment uses high-precision computer-controlled CO2 laser beams to treat thousands of microscopic problem areas while leaving the rest of the skin untouched. Energy from these laser beams penetrates deep into the skin, jump-starting the natural healing process to quickly produce healthy new skin cells and collagen fibers that improve the skin’s texture and appearance. At the same time, old, damaged layers of skin are vaporized away to reveal the healthy new skin beneath.

The treatment process is quick, with minimal post-procedure discomfort, and side effects are rare.  Fraxel® treatment is safe for almost anyone. Patients should expect a week or less of social down time during the actual healing period. The final result is a youthful appearance that was previously only achievable with less precise resurfacing techniques.

Contact Jonathan Pontell, M.D., Serving the Philadelphia Main Line and Wilmington, Delaware Areas

Dramatic anti-aging results can now be achieved without surgery. If you live in Wilmington, Delaware, or another Philadelphia community, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Pontell to learn how Fraxel® therapy can help you achieve more youthful, supple skin. During your appointment at our Philadelphia cosmetic surgery offices, Dr. Jonathan Pontell will also determine whether you might benefit from other non-surgical and surgical procedures, such as Ultherapy® and eyelid lift in Philadelphia. In addition, he can tell you whether you might be a rhinoplasty, facelift or neck lift candidate. To schedule a consultation, please call (610) 688-7100.


Procedure: Mini-Facelift, Browlift, Fraxel
Before and After - Facelift

Actual Patient of Dr. Pontell

Procedure: Fraxel
Before and After - Facelift

Actual Patient of Dr. Pontell

Before and After Photos
+Dr Pontell's Actual Results