Fraxel Re:Store Dual laser

Revolutionary Fraxel laser technology can take years off your appearance. The fine lines around the eyes will noticeably fade. So will the brown spots caused by aging and sun exposure. The skin will become softer, smoother, and fresher. All with minimal or no downtime!1

It is an effective therapy for treating:

The Fraxel Re:Store Dual Wavelength system has also moved to the forefront as the first choice of a technology to treat acne scars and melasma, two very troubling conditions.

How it works

The Fraxel Re:Store is an FDA cleared laser, which produces thousands of tiny columns of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. This “fractional” treatment approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if all the skin was treated at once 3. Following each treatment, the body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections.

The Fraxel Dual Wavelength system offers the additional benefit of a second laser wavelength that specifically targets unwanted pigment, leaving the skin tone more even and pleasing to the eye. The Fraxel Re:Store Dual Wavelength system refines the skin in a precisely controlled fashion.

Fraxel laser treatment course consists of three to five procedures, spaced two to four weeks apart, producing a gentle remodeling of collagen under your skin’s surface. Improvements in your appearance will continue for six months or more.

 

What are the benefits one can expect?

The benefits include smoother, fresher, younger appearing skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. The skin will become tighter and those brown spots will be less noticeable. The benefits will continue to improve for several months after the treatment.

What areas of the body can be treated with the Fraxel Re:Store?

Fraxel Re:Store can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.

What is treatment like?

We begin by imaging your skin with the Visia Complexion Analysis System, a computerized digital imaging system that establishes your baseline image and can identify abnormalities in the skin that are not yet apparent to the naked eye.

The face is then cleansed and a topical anesthetic is applied for 45-60 minutes. During the treatment, the hand piece of the laser is guided across the skin’s surface in a precise and predetermined fashion, based on the specific goals of the treatment. A special cooling device will blow chilled air across the skin as it is being treated. There may be some slight discomfort at times, which patients describe as a prickling sensation but the treatment is generally well tolerated. This portion of the procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. The skin is cleansed before you leave and a sunscreen/moisturizer is applied.

What will I feel and look like following treatment?

Most patients experience a sunburn type sensation following the treatment, which can lasts for ninety minutes. No pain medicine is required. The skin will have a pinkish tone for several days and mild swelling that may last a day or two. These are completely normal signs and reflect the healing process that is under way. There is no oozing, crusting, or bleeding. Some flaking may occur but extensive peeling is not expected. The skin may develop a bronzed appearance, which may last for several weeks. Moisturizers are helpful post treatment and the use of sunscreen (30-60 SPF sunblock) is very important.

 


Sources:
1. Z. Rahman, MD1; M. Alam, MD, MSCI2; J. S. Dover, MD, FRCPC, FRCP3-5; Fractional Laser Treatment for Pigmentation and Texture Improvement; ADVANCES IN DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

2.ALSTER, T. S., TANZI, E. L. and LAZARUS, M. (2007), The Use of Fractional Laser Photothermolysis for the Treatment of Atrophic Scars. Dermatologic Surgery, 33: 295–299. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2007.33059.x

3. Manstein, D., Herron, G. S., Sink, R. K., Tanner, H. and Anderson, R. R. (2004), Fractional Photothermolysis: A New Concept for Cutaneous Remodeling Using Microscopic Patterns of Thermal Injury. Lasers Surg. Med., 34: 426–438. doi: 10.1002/lsm.20048