The Fraxel Re:store® laser system is considered one of the best available treatments for non-ablative fractional resurfacing of the face, neck, chest and hands. Although there are several different Fraxel procedures currently available to target different skin problems, Fraxel Re:store is the original and most popular one. Fraxel Re:store resurfaces damaged skin to reveal younger, more refreshed skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles, scars and age spots through a simple procedure with minimal downtime.
The advanced Fraxel technology offers deeper dermal laser penetration (depths up to 1.6mm) than traditional treatments, and is delivered by laser pulses in fractional patterns. The laser vaporizes tiny columns of tissue on the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural skin cell and collagen regenerative responses. Because of its miniscule size, the Fraxel laser does not damage surrounding healthy tissue, allowing for rapid healing to only the targeted area.
The Fraxel Re:store laser is FDA-approved to treat:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Age spots/Sunspots
- Actinic Keratoses
- Skin resurfacing
- Rejuvenating the neck, chest and hands
- Reduced appearance of brown spots
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved appearance of acne and surgical scars
- Improved tone and texture
Fraxel Re:store is a true nonsurgical alternative to more invasive surgical and resurfacing procedures, as it significantly reduces the risks and recovery time associated with facelifts and other resurfacing procedures. Fraxel can also be considered a potentially preventative treatment, as it often eliminates the need for a facelift.
How is a Fraxel re:pair SST treatment different from a Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment?
Both Fraxel re:pair SST treatment and Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment use fractional technology, but in different ways. As an ablative procedure, Fraxel re:pair SST treatment uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to vaporize microscopic columns of tissue deep within the skin. Fraxel re:pair SST treatment is a more aggressive procedure and is used to treat the most severe signs of skin damage. Results are achieved in 1-2 treatments and wound care recovery time (usually 24-72 hours) is generally longer than other Fraxel treatments. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment, on the other hand, is a non-ablative technique that intensively treats older skin cells while leaving the skin’s protective barrier intact. This results in less downtime and need for post-treatment wound care.
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