Fraxel Restore vs. Fraxel Repair: Which is Right for Me?

In the battle against aging skin there are several effective and exciting treatments to choose from, including the revolutionary Fraxel restore and Fraxel repair. But if you need to rejuvenate your skin, you may not be able to decide which is right for you.

Fraxel Restore vs Fraxel Repair

Fraxel restore is a fractional erbium laser. It is a non-ablative treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles, skin discoloration, and scars. There is normally about 2 days of downtime needed with Fraxel restore, and it has fewer side-effects when compared to Fraxel repair. It typically requires a series of 4-6 treatments.

Fraxel repair is a fractional CO2 laser treatment for deep wrinkles, skin laxity, and   acne scars. The Fraxel repair is an ablative laser, which means it is a more aggressive treatment. It needs about 7 days of recovery time, but only one treatment is required to achieve optimal results.

Which is right for you?

The decision to go with either the Fraxel restore or the Fraxel repair will depend on your specific skin concerns.

If you would like to correct significant skin laxity, Fraxel repair is the better option, because it offers superior skin tightening results.

Fraxel repair is more effective for deep wrinkles, because it causes more thermal injury, resulting in more collagen production.  The added collagen makes the skin plumper, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Fraxel restore works better on superficial wrinkles and mild skin laxity. Fraxel restore works by heating the deep tissues, but the Fraxel repair removes tissue, and this accounts for the more dramatic results with Fraxel repair.

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