Pittsburgh Area Fraxel® Re:Pair Treatments
Fraxel® Laser treatments are designed to target aged and sun-damaged skin by producing thousands of deep microscopic treatment zones or columns. These are called MTZ’s. Fraxel® is a fractional laser used for skin resurfacing. “Fractional” refers to the way that for each MTZ of skin treated, the skin surrounding each MTZ is left spared. In other words, a fraction of the skin (up to 20% approximately) is treated in one session. By leaving the surrounding skin intact the treatment becomes more tolerable than non-fractional lasers, and the recovery is much faster. Dr. Krysinski compares the effect of Fraxel® to that of a lawn aerator punching holes in the lawn to promote new, healthy growth.
At Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, we offer two Fraxel® lasers, one of which is fractional and non-ablative (Fraxel® DUAL), and the other the Fraxel® re:pair which is ablative and fractional. We will focus on the Fraxel® re:pair below.
Fraxel re:pair® SST
This laser resurfacing treatment is a little more aggressive. Fraxel re:pair® SST is designed to treat significant fine lines & wrinkles, severe skin tone and pigment issues. Fraxel® engineers advanced the application of traditional CO2 ablative lasers and made their laser fractional. Fraxel re:pair® SST targets only a “fraction” of your skin tissue at a time, increasing treatment tolerability and dramatically reducing downtime of traditional ablative laser resurfacing.
The Fraxel re:pair® SST offers a few different treatment modes. At Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, we use the 600 micron FMDA handpiece.