Fraxel re:pair® SST

Fraxel® Laser treatments are designed to target aging and damaged skin by producing thousands of deep microscopic treatment zones or columns. Fraxel® is a type of fractional skin laser. “Fractional” refers to the way that, for every zone of skin actively treated, there are areas of surrounding skin that are spread and left intact. In other words, a fraction of the skin (up 20%) is treated in one treatment.

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Pittsburgh Area Fraxel Re:Pair® Treatments

By leaving the surrounding skin intact, this helps make the treatment more tolerable than full-field (non-fractional) lasers and also allows for a much faster recovery. Dr. Krysinski often relates the effect of Fraxel® on our skin to that of a lawn aerator punching holes in our lawn to promote new, healthy growth. At Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, we offer two Fraxel® lasers, one of which is fractional non-ablative, and the other is fractional and ablative.

Fraxel re:pair® SST is a little more aggressive. Fraxel re:pair® SST is designed to treat significant fine lines and wrinkles, as well as more severe skin tone, texture, and pigment issues. Fraxel has advanced the application of traditional CO2 ablative lasers and made it fractional. Fraxel re:pair® SST targets only a “fraction” of your skin tissue at a time, increasing treatment tolerability and dramatically reducing the downtime of traditional ablative laser resurfacing treatments.

The Fraxel re:pair® SST offers several treatment modalities. At Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, we use the 600 micron handpiece. (The most aggressive 135 micron handpiece is not yet offered at Cosmetic Laser CentersSM; this handpiece may be found at a plastic surgery office, as it requires more complex anesthesia and pre-medication.)