Types of Fraxel Lasers

Fraxel offers three types of lasers which have been specifically designed to treat a wide range of skin damage caused by sun damage, acne and other conditions, as well as the natural effects of the aging process.

The mildest of these three lasers is the Fraxel re:fine laser system. The re:fine system is designed to treat the earliest signs of aging, including very fine lines around the eyes, as well as some lighter sun or age spots. The re:fine procedure also helps smooth out uneven skin tones and improves the overall texture and appearance of skin that is beginning to age. Most men and women require from four to six treatments with the re:fine laser to achieve the results they want.

The Fraxel re:pair system offers slightly more aggressive treatment than the re:fine laser. In addition to offering an improvement in the texture and appearance of the skin, the re:pair treatment also reduces fine lines and brown spots, and reduces the appearance of acne and surgical scars. Like the re:fine treatment, most men and women usually require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Most satisfactory results are achieved with three to five sessions with the Fraxel re:pair system.

Fraxel re:store is the most aggressive of the three laser rejuvenation treatment systems. Unlike the other two Fraxel systems, Fraxel re:store is more invasive, relying on both ablative and nonablative techniques to treat the most severely damaged skin, including deep lines and wrinkles. Most men and women require only one treatment with the Fraxel re:store system; however, because the system uses ablation, or removal of the upper layers of skin, in addition to the less invasive nonablative technique, recovery time is substantially increased over that required by the other two forms of Fraxel.

Your specialist will be able to determine which type of Fraxel is best for you following your initial consultation visit and examination.

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