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The Fraxel Re:pair is a fractional, ablative laser. The Fraxel Re:store (previously called the SR1500) is a fractional, non-ablative laser. They are both used for treating acne scars, but the Re:pair is a more aggressive laser requiring more downtime for healing. Darker complexions are usually treated with the milder Re:store. A series of treatments is required for both lasers.
The naming of the different Fraxel lasers can be a little confusing. At first there was just one "Fraxel". The laser had a 1550nm wavelength and at one point it was called the SR1500, and now it is called the Fraxel "restore". Eventually the Fraxel brand came out with new lasers that had a wavelength of 10,600nm. These are fractional CO2 lasers and are more invasive (and more effective for wrinkles, but with more downtime) than the earlier wavelengths. This laser is...