How Safe is Fraxel Restore?

How 'safe' is actually fraxel restore literally. Of course every doctor you go to for consultation they will say is safe regardless and with 1% risk. But is that the absolute truth? How safe is really fraxel restore? or just fraxel in general. When it comes do things like this i really want to make sure is 100% safe, especially when performing on face since im doing it for acne scar and i know energy setting need to set to high in order to be effective. Can doctors provide a honest answer?

Doctor Answers 2

Rest Easy, Fraxel Re:Store is Safe

Yes, the Fraxel Re:Store laser treatment is a safe and effective laser treatment that you can trust. With ongoing clinical trials and extensive research constantly being performed on the device, you can rest easy that the Fraxel Re:Store is safe for use. Fraxel Re:Store has 2 unique laser wavelengths penetrating different layers of the skin to address both deep and superficial indications with maximum efficacy and safety, consistently for all skin types anywhere on the body. Fraxel Re:Store is a precise laser for wrinkles and irregular texture, acne scars and surgical scars, age spots/sunspots, melasma and actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions). However, there are always risks involved with any resurfacing procedure. A thorough consultation with a physician can review the risks and benefits.

Raleigh-Durham Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Fraxel Re:Store is safe

The Fraxel lasers ( Re:Store and Re:Pair ) are the most studied fractional lasers as they were the initiators of this technology. The very small size (135 microns) of the beam spot size allows very rapid healing no matter what the depth , as healing is occurring in the 360 degrees circumference. Of course heat does diffuse from that column so it is important to follow proper treatment protocol. Operator error can overcome any technology so choose your dermatologist carefully. Hyper pigmentation in patients with naturally darker skin is the most common adverse reaction. 

Richard Fitzpatrick, MD (in memoriam)
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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