Fraxel® Laser Treatment | Fraxel® re:pair® SST
Uncover a more youthful glow with Fraxel® laser resurfacing
We offer two Fraxel® laser treatment options at Cosmetic Laser Centers℠ — Fraxel® DUAL and Fraxel® re:pair®SST. Each fractional laser offers varying levels of skin resurfacing, making them incredibly versatile and ideal for clients looking to achieve the look of more rejuvenated skin. Of the two fraxel laser treatment options offered, Fraxel® re:pair is the more aggressive option, but is just as tolerable as Fraxel® DUAL.
Fraxel® re:pair® uses an ablative type of fractional laser, and is designed to treat more significant fine lines and wrinkles, severe skin tone irregularities, and pigment issues. Fraxel® engineers advanced the application of traditional CO2 ablative lasers and made the re:pair® laser fractional so it only targets a “fraction” of the skin at a time. This change made treatments much more tolerable while dramatically reducing recovery downtime. This level of Fraxel® laser resurfacing could be an excellent option for patients looking to reverse signs of severe sun damage, age spots, finer lines and wrinkles.
Fraxel® Re:pair Before & Afters
Who Can Get Fraxel® Laser Treatment?
One of the reasons fractional laser treatments are so popular is because of the range of skin concerns they can treat. Fraxel® laser treatments are not limited by age, and can be used on all skin types and levels of pigment.
This treatment is often used to address the following concerns:
- Wrinkles or undesired facial lines (frown lines, crow’s feet)
- Sun damaged skin
- Skin that is uneven in tone or has pigmentation issues
- Scarred skin (acne, surgical, stretch marks)
- Age spots
Fraxel® is commonly used on the face, neck, décolletage (upper chest area) and hands, but it can be applied to virtually anywhere on the body. With that said, this form of treatment will not work on excessive or sagging skin and a consultation may help you determine which treatments are better suited for those areas.
Fraxel Re:pair Questions & Answers
Q: How do Fraxel® lasers work?
Fraxel® re:pair® 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 Fraxel® laser 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 Fraxel® laser recovery like?
A: Downtime with Fraxel® re:pair® is typically more significant than that of the DUAL laser, and does require some wound care. 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.
Where to Find Fraxel® Laser Treatments
If you’re looking for a medical spa in Pittsburgh that offers Fraxel® laser resurfacing, look no further than Cosmetic Laser CentersSM. Our team of skilled professionals have been successfully treating wrinkles and damaged skin in the Pittsburgh and Warrendale areas for years, and are here to help you uncover a more youthful you. Call us today at 724-204-6850 to schedule a consultation today.