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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by kippy in los angeles
Hi Kippy, Fraxel re:pair and re:store are as different as night and day. I am afraid that the "receptionist" is mis-informed, it sounds like the office may offer only one of the Fraxel treatments and wants you in the office. Re:store is non-ablative and involves a series of treatments to treat discoloration, mild to moderate wrinkles, and scarring. Re:pair is ablative, treats deeper lines, wrinkles, discoloration, scarring, and skin laxity. A single re:pair treatment yields...
The Fraxel re:pair is a fractional CO2 laser and the re:store is a fractional erbium laser. The re:pair requires usually only one treatment (except for acne scars), whereas the re:store is usually a series of 4-6 treatments. The re:pair will tighten the skin, the re:store will minimally tighten, even after 6 treatments. Wrinkle control is also far superior with the re:pair over the restore. The reason that the re:pair causes more wrinkle control and tightening is because it actually...