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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by laurie ann in minneapolis, mn
Hi Laurie Ann, Many confuse the older Fraxel (re:store) with the year old Fraxel re:pair. When I speak to the media, I just call it re:pair to avoid confusion with the older technology. Fraxel re:pair by miles is better for skin tightening and texture improvement. Choose your treating physician most carefully. Fraxel re:pair is becoming a very popular 50'th birthday present. Be well and enjoy your youthful (50 is the new 40 after re:pair) face and neck! Dr. P
If you you want a more aggressive treatment with more improvement but also more down time, the repair laser is the one you want. The restore is the original fraxel laser and is a minimal down time laser that requires multiple treatments for significant improvement. My patients that don't have a week or so of down time prefer the restore laser. Men also sometimes want the lighter laser treatment because they don't want prolonged erythema (pink color).