Fraxel Repair Vs Restore for Skin Tightening and Texture Improvement?

I am 49 and most concerned with improving the texture of my face. Which is more effective for improving texture and skin tightening, Fraxel Repair or Fraxel Restore?

Doctor Answers 2

Fraxel re:pair...Not Your Mother's Fraxel

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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

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Fraxel repair is a CO2 laser and is much stronger than the restore

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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).

Lenore Sikorski, MD
Orange County Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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