Fraxel re:store® is a revolutionary laser system to assist in correcting sun damage, sun spots, brown age spots, melasma, uneven discoloration, wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, enlarged pores, skin texture problems, and precancerous lesions.
Fraxel re:store® is a safe, effective non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment for the face and body. The laser works by penetrating deep into the tissue to ablate damaged skin cells and replace them with new regenerated skin and collagen. It does this in a fractionated manner, meaning that some of the skin is left untreated, therefore allowing a more rapid healing time. In fact, the erbium wavelength of the Fraxel re:store® leaves the outer layer of the skin intact, allowing makeup and sunscreen to be worn after treatment. This differs from purely ablative lasers or chemical peels which treat the entire surface of the skin at one time and require longer recovery periods.
Treatment with Fraxel re:store® involves minimal discomfort and little recovery or downtime. Typically all skin types can be treated. Results are dramatic and patients will see continued improvement over the following weeks and months after treatment due to collagen remodeling.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patient’s specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Find answers to Fraxel Re:store questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Q – What is Fraxel re:store® treatment?
Fraxel re:store® treatment is a revolutionary laser system designed to correct many skin conditions, including sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma and Actinic Keratoses. Fraxel re:store® is a very safe, effective treatment with minimal discomfort or downtime.
Q – How does Fraxel re:store® treatment work?
Fraxel re:store® uses a fractional technology to deliver dramatic results with dramatically faster recovery time. The laser penetrates deep into the skin to remove old, damaged skin cells while stimulating your body’s own natural healing process and replacing the cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The technology is very precise, allowing Fraxel re:store® to treat not only the face but also delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.
Q – How is Fraxel re:store® treatment different from Fraxel re:pair® treatment?
Both Fraxel re:store® treatment and Fraxel re:pair® treatment use fractional technology, but in different ways. Fraxel re:store® treatment is a non-ablative technique that intensively treats older skin cells while leaving the skin’s protective barrier intact, thus resulting in no clinical downtime. Fraxel re:pair® is an ablative procedure and recovery time is generally longer than other Fraxel treatments.