What is the difference between the fraxel laser and the erbium laser? Is one considered best?
Fraxel is a brand of laser. They produce two different types. The Fraxel re:pair and the re:store. The re:pair is a CO2 laser and the re:store is an erbium. There are also other types of erbium lasers so your question is difficult to answer. Comparing fractionated erbium and CO2, the CO2 tends to be more efficacious; however the recovery time is also longer. The erbium is intended to be performed as a series of treatments at one month intervals. It works very well for pigment and fine lines. The real advantage of the erbium however is that the recovery time is limited to a couple of days.
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