328 East 75th St, Suite A New York, NY 10021
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The Fraxel Re:pair laser system will offer a fractional ablative treatment utilizing a CO2 laser to produce similar effects to traditional bulk ablative treatments, with less expected downtime and risks. The Fraxel Re:pair NYC laser system is distinguished by its ability to ablate tissue deep within the dermis. The treatment is made-up of deep microscopic ablated zones surrounded by undamaged tissue, rather than a thin, general ablation of the entire surface like traditional CO2 lasers.
Fraxel created the technology behind fractional laser applications. By treating skin with microscopic laser columns instead of full surface tissue removal, patients can access the benefits of the gold standard in skin resurfacing – CO2 Laser – without the lengthy downtown and recovery.
Just as with standard Fraxel, the new Fraxel Re:pair leaves untreated areas around each treatment zone to accelerate healing. The big advantage of the Re:pair is the use of carbon dioxide laser beams which not only affect wrinkles and discolorations but have the ability to tighten skin by altering the weakened collagen in the skin found in the dermis.
Healing is quick with most patients experiencing only a 3 to 5-day downtime. Following 2nd treatments, healing has proven to be even quicker. Redness lasts from 1 to 4 weeks on average, though varying levels of pinkness may last longer which can be balanced by the use of mineral makeup. With the Fraxel Re:pair there has been no scarring and no hypo-pigmentation (pigment loss) which was a problem with older laser technology.
The new Re:pair system allows area treatments without the telltale demarcation, so even having a small area around the lips means there is no “white-out” that tells the world you had resurfacing done.
Note: Because the Fraxel Re:pair affects deep dermal tissue (this is what makes it so effective) this laser treatment cannot be performed on top of recently-placed fillers. A 2-month waiting period after fillers is required so as not to break down the filler material.
Fraxel lasers are the original, gold-standard lasers using fractional technology. They are used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Both lasers can also be used on other areas of the body, such as the hands or chest.
Fraxel lasers work by creating tiny areas of mico-damage, which stimulates the skin cells to repair and generate fresh, healthy skin cells more rapidly. The skin is jump-started into producing more collagen, the framework that is responsible for firm, youthful skin.
The Fraxel lasers differ in the depth of skin they target, and the amount of regeneration they stimulate.
Fraxel:Repair is ablative; meaning it removes tissue. Fraxel:Repair is a more powerful laser- it removes the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). This means more post-treatment redness, scaling, peeling, and swelling. However, this laser also has unparalleled, dramatic skin-rejuvenation results after one or two treatments.
Fraxel Re:store is non-ablative; meaning it does not remove any tissue. Thus, there is less recovery time and less post-treatment peeling, redness, and swelling. Fraxel Re:store also provides fantastic skin rejuvenation results, but multiple treatments are needed.
Fraxel Dual is a new subset of the Fraxel lasers that have special effectiveness in treating hyperpigmentation, brown spots, sun damage, and melasma.
Recovery from Fraxel Re:pair depends on the level of power used and the surface area treated. Typically, redness will take about two weeks to fade. It takes about two months in order to see peak results. For the first few weeks, you must avoid the sun. After the redness and swelling have gone down, it is imperative that you wear sunblock and/or a hat when you are outside. Sun exposure interferes with results from Fraxel laser treatments.
Because Fraxel stimulates your own skin cells to regenerate, reaching maximum results will take time. Peak results take up to six months, but your skin will continue to improve every day. The number of treatments needed varies with each patient.
Fraxel Re:pair uses the same fractional technology as a Fraxel Dual laser, however Fraxel Re:pair uses a CO2 laser which vaporizes microscopic columns of tissue deep within the skin, making it a more aggressive procedure. The Dual laser is used to treat older skin cells while also leaving the skin’s protective barrier intact, which doesn’t require downtime.
The Fraxel Re:pair system is used to treat more severe signs of skin damage, but is not recommended for those with older skin because of its fragility. Results can be achieved in one to two treatments and collagen production is stimulated for the next six to eight months afterward.
Upper East Side Manhattan
328 East 75th St, Suite A, New York, NY 10021
Garden City Long Island
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530