Fraxel Re:store® Dual Laser at Skin Solutions
Anti-aging treatments and skincare products can only do so much when you have advanced skin concerns. Fraxel Re:store® is the highly effective advanced treatment you may be looking for.
Fraxel Re:store® is a patented fractional resurfacing technology that goes beyond ordinary lasers. It uses two wavelengths to treat both the surface and underneath the surface for powerful results.
This one-of-a-kind, non-ablative laser treats advanced concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage, brown spots, actinic keratosis, and melasma
- Uneven skin tone
- Collagen loss
- Acne scars and surgical scars
- Maintaining surgical results (i.e., facelift)
WITH A COMBINATION OF TWO LASERS, FRAXEL RE:STORE® DUAL LASER TREATMENT CAN REVEAL THE RADIANT SKIN THAT LIES JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE.
HOW DOES FRAXEL RE:STORE® WORK?
Fraxel Re:store® laser treatment produces thousands of tiny but deep microscopic treatment zones in your skin. Customized for your skin type and concerns, Fraxel Re:store® has two wavelengths:
- 1927 for superficial resurfacing: Can help improve sun damage, lighten brown spots, provide rapid clearance of pigment, treat actinic keratosis, as well as melasma.
- 1550 for deeper penetration into the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin: Can help treat fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating the skin’s natural collagen production and growth of new skin cells to help smooth skin.
There’s also a combination of both wavelengths: Can help improve the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars since it stimulates the growth of new cells to help smooth the skin.
For every area of damaged skin that Fraxel Re:store® treats, it leaves surrounding skin untouched. As an advanced treatment, Fraxel Re:store® can only treat 25% of the skin per individual treatment session. Therefore, Fraxel Re:store® treatments are applied in 4 to 6 sessions, four weeks apart.
This “fractional” approach stimulates the body’s restorative abilities and allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once. The natural healing process creates new, healthy, and tighter tissue to replace damaged skin.
FRAXEL RE:STORE®IS EFFECTIVE ON ALL AREAS OF THE BODY INCLUDING THE FACE, NECK, CHEST, KNEES, AND HANDS.
HOW LONG DOES EACH FRAXEL RE:STORE® TREATMENT TAKE?
Fraxel Re:store® takes about 90-120 minutes for a complete session. This includes 1 hour of pre-treatment topical anesthetic. The treatment itself takes about 20 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of a cooling masque.
CAN FRAXEL RE:STORE® BE PERFORMED YEAR-ROUND?
Yes. However, it’s not ideal to treat tanned skin with this treatment. The increased pigment can compete with the laser’s typical targets and may decrease the effectiveness of Fraxel Re:store®. Please note that we recommend using sunscreen at least twice daily to protect your skin from sun exposure for several months after treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER FRAXEL RE:STORE® TREATMENT?
Most patients experience moderate downtime post Fraxel Re:store®. Immediately after the treatment, you will experience redness, skin warmth, and swelling. Over the next few days, you will notice increased redness, temporary skin bronzing, and a “sandpaper” skin texture. These are signs of repair as the old epidermal skin is replaced by healthy new tissue. For more details on what to expect post-treatment, including aftercare instructions, please read our Fraxel Re:store®Overview and Consent form.
HOW MANY FRAXEL RE:STORE® TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
To achieve optimal results, and to treat the full surface of the skin, Fraxel Re:store® treatments should be done in a series of 4-6.
HOW LONG WILL FRAXEL RE:STORE® RESULTS LAST?
Results of Fraxel Re:store® treatment are both immediate and progressive. Fraxel Re:store® results are ongoing with maintenance treatments every 8 to 12 months. With regular maintenance and proper skincare, results may be maximized and last for years.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER FRAXEL RE:STORE® TREATMENT?
Fraxel Re:store® is typically for candidates ages 50+, however it may be appropriate for candidates that have advanced skin concerns. Since Fraxel Re:store® is not right for everyone, please call our office to determine if this treatment is appropriate for your skin type and concerns.
HOW DO I BOOK MY FRAXEL RE:STORE® TREATMENT?
Call us at 207-775-3446, Option 3, to book your Fraxel Re:store® treatment or to schedule your complimentary personal consultation with our Skin Solutions aestheticians. We will evaluate your skin, listen to your specific concerns, and recommend the best skincare regimen and treatments for you. You can also contact us right here; we’d love to hear from you!
For more details on what to expect post-treatment, including aftercare instructions, please read our Fraxel Re:store® Overview and Consent form.
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