Fraxel Repair Laser systems make use of scanning technology that is patented that delivers laser pulses in the form of little dots onto the skin in fractional patterns. The microscopic laser beams provide a way to penetrate a lot deeper into your skin compared to conventional CO2 lasers. These lasers vaporize microscopic columns of the tissue and leave the surrounding areas untreated. The sectors that are untreated encourage faster healing while at the same time maintaining skin integrity. This is the primary reason that healing is faster and a lot more comfortable compared to full-surface CO2 laser treatments.
The History Behind the CO2 Laser
CO2 lasers put into use around 10 years ago and fast became the best laser regarding significant skin resurfacing. Despite the incredible skin improvement levels, the treatment along with very long healing periods turned out to be a roadblock for many people, and this caused the CO2 lasers to lose their desirability quickly.
No other treatment or device on the markets has come close to results achieved with the CO2 laser until the Fraxel Repair CO2 laser was introduced. In fact, today there are no other lasers that can match up to tightening abilities which have been made possible with fractional-penetration depths that these lasers can achieve.
The Fraxel CO2 Repair laser treatments are highly effective for:
• Skin tightening for areas such as the chest, neck, and face
• Skin resurfacing on a much deeper level
• Production of new collagen that results in a continuous improvement in the skin
• Decrease of wrinkles and fine lines
• Decrease of blotches and age spots
• Acne scars
• Improvement in the appearance of scars caused by surgical procedures or by an injury
• Effective treatment option for hyperpigmentation
• Improvements for deeper or coarse wrinkles
The Fraxel CO2 Repair laser holds a significant amount of benefits when compared to the full-surface CO2 lasers. Some of these advantages include some of the following:
• A definite decrease in social downtime which is around 5 to 7 days compared to 10 to 14 days with the traditional CO2 lasers
• Faster wound healing time of around 48 to 72 hours compared to 10 to 14 days with the standard CO2 lasers
• The treatment is an effective option for the majority of skin types which is not the case with conventional CO2 lasers
• Fraxel CO2 Repair laser has approval from the FDA
• The laser reaches penetration depths of around 1.6mm
• There have been no reports of hypopigmentation which is often the case with the traditional CO2 lasers
• The fractional delivery will allow for a deeper penetration in comparison to many of the traditional CO2 lasers available today
• There won't be demarcation lines compared to conventional CO2 lasers
• These area-only treatments are also possible for delicate areas such as around the eyes, the lip lines, the chest, and neck.