Fraxel Restore Dual® and Fraxel Repair® Laser Resurfacing
Finally, patients can achieve the results of true laser resurfacing on wrinkles, scars, sun-damaged and loose skin without the discomfort, recovery time, and risk of older, traditional CO2 or Erbium lasers. Fraxel Restore Dual® and Fraxel Repair® devices offer a full spectrum of resurfacing options from least to most aggressive. Depending on the skin condition, its severity, the color of one’s skin, and a patient’s tolerance for downtime, Dr. Frank offers a complete spectrum in downtime and efficacy. Using non-ablative (no open wound) erbium glass technology, The Fraxel Restore® Laser is the first non-ablative laser to have the effective impact of an ablative laser. Done in a series of treatments, no open wound is created and healing occurs so quickly that there is very little downtime for patients (2 days). Now upgraded to a faster, stronger and more versatile technology, Fraxel has added a new wavelength technology called the Thulium into the Fraxel Restore®. In addition to working more efficiently for its traditional purposes, the Fraxel Restore® Dual laser has new applications specifically for hyperpigmentation, melasma, and brown sun damage. For more, in depth, information on the exciting new appilications of the Fraxel Thulium wavelength please click on our link.
The Fraxel Repair® is now the standard of care for fractionated ablative laser resurfacing. Much safer, much faster, and as effective as the older technologies, the Fraxel Repair® addresses more severe sun damage, wrinkles, and scars like no other device. Don’t be convinced into copycat technologies such as Pixel, Affirm, Matrix, Mixto, eCO2, Active/Deep FX, Accupulse, Pearl, Dot Xide and Palomar fractionated hand-pieces when you can have the original and most powerful gold standard technology. “Fraxel” is the creator of the groundbreaking fractionated laser technology and has the greatest number of clinical studies and the most significant safety record to date.
The Fraxel Restore® and Fraxel Repair® Procedure
What are Fraxel® Laser Treatments (FLT)?
How is Fraxel Restore Dual® different from Fraxel Repair® and other laser treatments?
The Fraxel Repair® is a fractional technology that utilizes the ablative CO2 laser wavelength of light. It is more aggressive than the Fraxel Restore® (non-ablative) in that it leaves the skin with small open wounds which create a healing period of approximately 5-7 days. Some level of sedation is essential for pain control during the treatment and minor wound care and oral medications are essential for recovery. Makeup can be applied 5-7 days after the treatment with the potential for minor coverable redness for 1-2 weeks afterward. The Fraxel Repair® is for the patient that requires the most aggressive of treatment for deep scars, deep wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and mouth, and skin looseness. Fraxel Repair® patients want dramatic results in one treatment session. This technology has been coined the “microscopic facelift”. Because Fraxel Restore® Dual leaves no open wounds, treatment and recovery is very easy. Makeup is applied the next day without any aftercare. Although effective each time it is performed, it does require several treatments -anywhere from 3-5 depending on the patient.
What are the benefits of Fraxel® Laser Treatments?
What are the risks of Fraxel® Laser Treatments?
How many treatments will I need? Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart for Fraxel Restore®. Most patients get 4 treatments. Fraxel Repair® is usually a one time treatment but some patients request a second. Optimal improvement occurs for 6 months after the series of treatments. This time frame and treatment structure allows for complete healing and replacement of damaged tissue with new collagen and elastin, and viable healthy skin cell growth.
How are Fraxel® Laser Treatments performed?
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