Fraxel is the original fractional non-ablative laser system, and has established a strong track record of solid clinical research, FDA clearances, and proven results. The safety of fractional technology has now been combined with the effectiveness of CO2 lasers.
Fraxel re:pair has earned the endorsement of top aesthetic physicians world-wide and patients ask for it by name. Unfortunately, asking for Fraxel by name, and thinking that you are getting Fraxel treatments do not guarantee that you are getting treated by Fraxel technology. Due to the success of the innovation and excellence of Reliant Technologies Fraxel product, almost every other laser company in the skin resurfacing business is coming out with a "fractionated" product, but they are not the same as Fraxel.
Fractionated CO2 laser treatments are where the future of facial cosmetic surgery is headed in the future as evidenced by the myriad of laser companies introducing their version of the technology. Older traditional CO2 lasers removed about 0.3mm of the entire skin surface, took much longer to heal, had increased risks of complications including infection, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation (lines of demarcation) and scarring. They could only treat the face alone. Fractionated CO2 lasers can remove skin at deeper levels while leaving a fraction of the surface skin to help heal the treated area much quicker. Areas off of the face can be safely treated.
What distinguishes Reliant's Fraxel re:pair CO2 laser from the other fractional CO2 technologies?
1. More clinical results and patient follow-up than any other fractional CO2 device on the market with no cases of delayed onset hypopigmentation up to 18 months post treatment. 2. Treats up to 4 times faster than any other ablative device on the market. 3. Delivers the broadest range of fractional ablative treatment in a single handpiece- superficial to deep (5-70mJ); mild to aggressive (5-70% coverage). 4. Clinically demonstrated to penetrate beyond 1.5 mm removing up to 6 grams of dermal tissue leading to greater skin tightening (15 to 25 grams are removed in a facelift). 5. Only fractional ablative device with built-in smoke evacuation- greater ease of use; faster treatments, greater patient comfort, and shorter downtimes. 6. Superior access in small areas and around the eyes. 7. Continuous motion scanning technique--affords optimal uniformity of treatment zones resulting in greater efficacy and faster healing. Fraxel is the gold standard of "fractionated" technology.
Just because it is called "fractional”, does not guarantee that it is Reliant's Fraxel. If Fraxel is what you desire, make sure that you are getting Reliant's Fraxel.
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