Could fraxel laser resurfacing machine be adjusted to be full ablative? If so, what the settings should be?

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No, it cannot

You can increase the energy and density to make the Fraxel Restore/Dual  non-ablative treatment more aggressive, but if you want ablative, you need a different laser. The Fraxel Repair or the Lumenis Encore are best for ablation.


New Orleans Dermatologist
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Fraxel laser is non ablative

The Fraxel 1550 and Fraxel Dual lasers are non ablative lasers and cannot be adjusted to provide ablation. These lasers were designed to avoid the downtime of traditional ablative skin resurfacing. 

Fraxel

Thank  you for your question. Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative laser. Therefore, you can adjust the setting up to get a deeper treatment but it will not make is ablative. The Fraxel is designed to give you results of an ablative laser without the downtime and aftercare of a fully ablative laser. 

Lenore Sikorski, MD
Orange County Dermatologist
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Could fraxel laser resurfacing machine be adjusted to be full ablative? If so, what the settings should be?

Thanks for your query. Fraxel is a machine which gives the benefits of ablative laser with a gentle non ablative manner. The settings can be decided after examining your skin. Hope it helps.


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Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel - can it be fully ablative? No

The Fraxel re:pair is ablative (CO2) but it is fractional and can't be made fully ablative. The Fraxel Dual is nonablative. This is the most common Fraxel laser. There are only about 100 re:pairs in the world I'm told.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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