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Fraxel Re:pair - Fractional CO2 Laser
Fraxel Re:pair for Skin Resurfacing
Fraxel created the technology behind fractional laser applications. By treating skin with microscopic laser columns instead of full surface tissue removal, patients can access the benefits of the gold standard in skin resurfacing - CO2 Laser - without the lengthy downtime and recovery.
Fraxel Re:pair for Skin Resurfacing is typically a one-time procedure for smoothing and re-texturizing the skin to reduce fine wrinkles, discoloration, rough skin texture, poor tone and to some degree, skin laxity.
Fraxel Re:pair for Acne Scarring is indicated for those patient who wish to have more aggressive procedures for their scarring issues. Typically Acne Scarring is treated with Fraxel Restore over a period of months. In special cases Dr. Pilest will be able to accommodate scar patients who prefer fractional CO2 for this problem. Although potentially more quickly effective, there is downtime with the Fraxel Re:pair and increased costs.
Just as with standard Fraxel, the new Fraxel Re:pair leaves untreated areas around each treatment zone to accelerate healing. The big advantage of the Re:pair is the use of carbon dioxide laser beams which not only diminishes wrinkles, rough skin and discoloration, you will enjoy tightened skin as the result of increased new collagen in the skin found in the dermis.
Fraxel developers Reliant Technologies recently featured Dr. Pilest in a training webinar for Advanced Users of the Fraxel Re:pair Laser. Dr. Pilest is a recognized industry leader in the use of laser technology. The seminar was a professional medical level discussion covering specifics in Advanced Treatment Protocol, Patient Pain Management and Complication Prevention.
PR Web News Release Fraxel Re:pair featuring Dr. Pilest
As a recognized laser specialist Dr. Pilest has been chosen by Reliant Technologies to provide training for physicians who wish to learn correct Fraxel Re:Pair procedure.
A kinder, gentler CO2 Skin Resurfacing System
Our New Fraxel Repair Treatment Protocol
Getting the results you want, and the results we want for you, demands a level of treatment energies that some patients find beyond their comfort range.
If desired, your Fraxel Repair treatment will be performed under anesthesiologist care in a surgical suite within our building. With a certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Pilest can provide the treatment levels which have been established to give the best results - without the anxiety and associated discomfort. You will be asleep during the short procedure, bypassing all treatment-related pain and allowing a full level treatment uninterrupted by unexpected heat sensations.
If you prefer an in-office procedure, we will make sure you have the proper medications to minimize anxiety or pain during the treatment process. In either case, you will be required to have someone available to drive you home following the procedure.
Fast Healing with Minimal Downtime
Healing is quick with most patients experiencing on average a 3 to 5 day healing downtime. Following 2nd treatments, healing has proven to be even quicker. Redness lasts from 1 to 4 weeks on average, though varying levels of pinkness may last longer which can be balanced by use of a mineral makeup. With the Fraxel Re:pair there has been no scarring and no hypo pigmentation (pigment loss) which was a problem with older laser technology.
The most frequent noted side effect has been transient hyperpigmentation which is more common in patients with darker skin types such as those with Asian, Mediterranean and South American ancestry. Post treatment pigmentation is managed with melanin suppressors which typically include hydroquinone.
The new Re:pair system allows area treatments without the telltale demarcation, so even having a small area around the lips means there is no "white - out" that told the world you'd had a skin laser procedure.
One of a kind FDA Clearance
Fraxel re:pair laser system has received the industry's only FDA 510(K) clearance for a fractional ablative laser system for treatment of wrinkles, furrows, fine lines, textural irregularities, pigmented areas and vascular discoloration.
The Fraxel Family for Resurfacing
Fraxel Re:pair or Fraxel Re:store - Which one for me?
Fraxel re:pair treatment does involve healing downtime, usually 3 to 5 days depending on the energy strength and depth of laser delivery required. There may be slightly more social downtime while skin coloration and any swelling is resolving.
Fraxel Information from Solta Medical Technologies
The Fraxel re:pair system provides the industry's first and only Fractional Deep Dermal Ablation (FDDA(TM)) treatment, which leads to tissue contraction, tightening and collagen remodeling. The Fraxel re:pair laser removes and eliminates aged and damaged skin without the prolonged downtime and adverse reactions associated with conventional ablative resurfacing lasers (also known as CO2 or erbium YAG lasers) and surgical procedures.
The Fraxel Re:pair system treats a portion of the skin's surface and leaves the surrounding areas intact to allow for rapid healing. With FDDA treatment, the skin is ablated and coagulated in deep (up to 1.6 mm) columns called Microscopic Treatment Zones (MTZ). The Fraxel re:pair laser's high speed optics allow these MTZ to be spaced across the skin's surface to provide even, thorough tissue tightening for effective resurfacing.
The Fraxel re:pair laser is a minimally invasive, ablative fractional laser system that delivers treatments at depths from 300 micrometers to 1.6 mm into the dermis.
Extensive Clinical Study "The Fraxel re:pair laser system is the most technologically advanced tool available for a physician today. Reliant's rigorous scientific development of the Fraxel re:pair laser is backed by data from more than 400 treatments conducted at 10 top clinical centers nationwide," said Anja Krammer, vice president of marketing for Reliant Technologies.
"Unlike other devices on the market, only the Fraxel re:pair system uses state-of-the-art technology that integrates the proprietary Fraxel Intelligent Optical Tracking system with a CO2 laser source. With just one hand piece, physicians can now effectively treat a broad range of conditions." - Source Reliant Technologies
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