Someone recently told me how great the fraxel laser is for resurfacing the skin. Are there different types of fraxel lasers?
There are 2 different types of Fraxel lasers. One is in erbium laser referred to as Fraxel re:store. The other is a carbon dioxide laser referred to as Fraxel re:pair. The erbium Fraxel laser usually requires more than one treatment and has approximately 1-2 days of swelling followed by 4-5 days of redness. The patient can apply makeup almost immediately following the procedure. The carbon dioxide fractionated laser is intended to be a one-time treatment, although it can be repeated. Depending on the level of treatment it could require 5-10 days of ointment on the skin. The results are better with the carbon dioxide laser however the recovery is more significant.
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