For Fraxel laser, having a stamp of approval from the FDA makes it one of the most popular treatment options in cosmetic dermatology. Within Fraxel laser, three subcategories of treatment options are available: Fraxel Refine, Restore and Repair. The FDA has issued a separate clearance for each subgroup for treatment of specific skin conditions.
- In March of 2005, the FDA issued clearance for Fraxel laser as an effective treatment technique for skin resurfacing.
- In June of 2005, the FDA approved Fraxel as an effective treatment for melasma.
- In July of 2005, the FDA approved Fraxel as an effective treatment for acne and surgical scars.
- In May of 2007, the FDA approved Fraxel Refine as a non-invasive technique in skin rejuvenation.
- In July of 2007, the FDA approved Fraxel Repair as a technique for ablation, coagulation and skin resurfacing.
- In December of 2007, the FDA approved Fraxel Repair as a fractional ablative resurfacing technique for treatment of wrinkles, furrow and surface fine lines.
If a patient seeks a younger, healthier and highly rejuvenated look, they might want to consider Fraxel laser as one of their options for treatment. The approvals from the FDA lends them the extra credibility for effectiveness and the extra confidence of safety that is crucial for patients.