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Fraxel restore - erbium, nonablative

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Fraxel restore is a non-ablative (doesn't injure the upper layer of skin, so no oozing) fractional laser treatment. Here you can see really good improvement after a series of 4 monthly treatments. Cheeks tend to respond very well but deep lines around the mouth do not show as much improvement. These deeper lines may require an ablative procedure such as CO2 resurfacing or CO2 fractional treatment such as Fraxel repair.

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