Fraxel re:pair® SST
Fraxel® re:pair is a more aggressive type of laser. Is it an ablative type of fractional laser, therefore some post-treatment wound care is required. Often patients require only one session of the re:pair treatment. Fraxel® re:pair may be an option for patients complaining of:
- severe sun damage
- a considerable amount of age spots
- finer lines and wrinkles
If you would like to read some Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel re:pair® SST
Q: How does Fraxel® re:pair® SST work?
A: This laser uses a patented fractional carbon dioxide laser to penetrate thousands of tiny, microscopic columns of laser energy into the skin. This removes the damaged, old skin cells, but leaves the tissue surrounding each column intact. The laser stimulates your body’s natural healing process and replaces the destructed skin cells with more luminescent, fresh, healthy skin.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: For most people, one treatment provides desirable effects. However, some patients repeat the treatment in 8-12 months. Every patient’s experience will be unique.
Q: What is the downtime like for Fraxel re:pair® SST?
A: Downtime with this laser is a little more significant than that of the DUAL laser. Patients receiving the re:pair treatment will have to practice a strict wound care regimen for the first 3-4 days post treatment. No cosmetics are permitted for about five days. Most patients return to their normal appearance by 5-7 days; however, every individual is different.