What is the difference between Fraxel Laser and Smart Laser? Can either of these cause more damage than the other?

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Fraxel laser and comparison

Fraxel laser is a fabulous laser with years of research behind this product.  Smart Laser is a competitor fractionated laser.  I have had many patients complain about the results of different fractionated lasers that were used in the past.  The results depend not only on the laser used but the expertise of the physician using the laser.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified physician with experience with lasers and Fraxel.

Fraxel laser and SmartXide DOT laser

The Fraxel restore laser is a fractional, non-ablative laser that delivers heat into the skin.  The Fraxel repair laser is a fractional, ablative laser that delivers heat as well as removing  tiny channels of skin to make it a more aggressive treatment.  The SmartXide DOT laser is also a fractional, ablative laser, similar to the Fraxel repair but made by a different company.  An experienced cosmetic dermatologist can assess your skin to determine which treatment would be best for you.  The most important factor in having a laser treatment is the expertise of the physician, not which laser is used.  

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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