Which is More Suitable for Surgery Scars Fraxel Restore or Repair Laser?
Fraxel Repair or Fraxel Restore for Surgery Scars?
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I have used both
I think both work. The choice is based on skin type, scar severity, and if you can do several sessions or want one with much longer downtime. In general, I find it takes 3-6 Fraxel Restore to give the results of 1-2 fractional CO2 such as Fraxel Repair of Total FX.
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Fraxel Restore or Fraxel Repair for surgical scar revision
Depending on the scar, either Fraxel Restore or Fraxel Repair, or both performed at different times, can be used. For deeper scars Fraxel Repair might be done, then after enough weeks of healing, Fraxel Restore could begin. On the other hand, a series of Fraxel Restore treatments can be done and if there's not enough improvement, then Fraxel Repair can be tried. The above refers to facial scars as there is a risk that non-facial areas might scar from the Fraxel Repair.
Fraxel for improving scars
Whether you choose Fraxel re:store or re:pair depends on several factors. Fraxel re:pair has a risk of scarring if used on areas other than the face, while raxel re:store is safe to use on any area. Deeper scars with more texture irregularity may respond better to Fraxel re:pair, or at least would need fewer treatments. With Fraxel re:store you need 4-6 treatments, whereas with the re:pair you may only need 1 or 2.