Will Fraxel Restore Damage Hair Follicles at Level 9 and 75 Mj Setting?

Scar on the back of the head

Doctor Answers 2

Fraxel Re:Store will not damage hair follicles

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The Fraxel lasers are all targeting water , so have no selectivity for hair follicles. The Re:Store heats in very small columns , which are not large enough or high enough energy to kill hair follicles. Since it is a scar that is being treated, the treatment can usually be confined to the scar tissue and eliminate any possibility of damage to hair . That generally is not necessary though. I have treated a number of scars on the scalp using Fraxel Re:Store without ever damaging hair follicles.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon

Fraxel Dual or re:store laser will not damage hair follicles

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Hair follicles are damaged by a laser that is attracted to melanin, the pigment in skin and hair.  The typical wavelengths of the hair removal lasers are lower (Diode - 800, Alexandrite 765) than the Fraxel Dual (1550 and 1927nm).  The Fraxel might singe the hair but won't permanently affect the growth of the hair.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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