Treatment with the Fraxel re:store laser is a truly revolutionary approach to improving the appearance of the skin. The laser targets sun damaged or scarred skin using numerous tiny focused columns of laser light. The microscopic beams of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin breaking down old, damaged skin and stimulating the body's own natural healing processes to produce new, healthier skin. Although this cannot be seen with the naked eye, by design, the laser actually targets only a fraction of the skin's surface area during each treatment session, leaving the remaining microscopically untreated skin to help rapidly heal the treated areas. Research performed by CDLC physicians has demonstrated the molecular changes that underlie the positive clinical results with this laser treatment. New collagen formation is stimulated by this treatment and over time the skin may gradually "rebuild" from the inside to restore a more youthful appearance and feel, as the new collagen softens the appearance of aging skin and scars.