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February 13, 2020

The Science Behind the Fraxel Re:Store Laser

It’s time to turn back the clock on your skin! Struggling with endless creams that don’t work is exhausting, but your skin issues just won’t go away on their own. Fortunately, there’s a highly effective, non-surgical treatment to get the skin you want without taking drastic measures like surgery. The Fraxel Re:Store Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment uses safe, FDA-cleared fractional laser technology to go deep beneath the surface of the skin and eliminate damage, restoring your skin’s natural equilibrium.

This groundbreaking procedure is like a time machine, rejuvenating the natural texture of your skin while boosting volume and giving you that healthy, youthful glow. If you’ve been wondering how to get clearer, fresher looking skin and say goodbye to natural aging signs like large pores, fine lines, and unwanted pigmentation, this treatment may be right for you! 

 turn back the clock on your skin

A Catch-all Treatment for Your Skin Woes 

The Fraxel Re:Store Laser resurfacing treatment is non-ablative, meaning that there are no incisions made to your skin. As a result, there should be very little downtime after the procedure. Healing from the laser typically only takes only a few days. The microscopic pixels of dead skin are shed in less than a week. Makeup can be applied on day three, so if you have an event coming up, this is a quick and easy means of revitalizing your skin before the big day. Besides the face, the Fraxel laser is great for targeting damage and signs of aging on the neck, chest, and hands. It can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks elsewhere on the body. 

Designed for all levels of skin damage, from mild to severe, this treatment does it all. If you are tired of worrying about wrinkles and fine lines, uneven pigmentation, scars from acne, age spots and sun spots, large pores, stretch marks and dull or irregular skin texture, the Fraxel Re:Store laser procedure can give you peace of mind.

A Look at the Laser: Get the Facts

Think of the Fraxel laser like a digital picture, made up of many tiny pixels. Each pixel represents a column of thermal heating known as a microthermal zone (MTZ). If you’re wondering how tiny they really are, consider that there are millions of MTZs released during each treatment of Fraxel Re:Store! The Fraxel laser is very safe because of how incredibly precise the technology is when targeting damaged cells. The laser is considered fractional because the MTZs only target between 5-50 percent of the skin’s surface, leaving all of the cells behind. There is a built-in Intelligent Optical Tracking System within the Fraxel lasers that ensures an even pattern of energy is released during each treatment session. 

So, how does it work? When the Fraxel laser is rolled over the skin, MTZs are created deep in the dermis to wipe out aging cells. The spared skin surrounding each pixel springs into action as a natural wound healing response to replenish your skin with new cells. This natural reproductive cell process firms and brightens the skin while replacing the damage with new, healthy cells. The treatment also restores collagen fibers, taking many years off your skin’s appearance. 

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Feel Confident in the Safety of this Targeted Treatment

The Fraxel Re:Store Laser treatment is safe and effective on all skin types. We offer all five levels of the Fraxel treatment: the Re:Pair(CO2), Clear & Brilliant, Permea, and Re:Store 1550 and 1927. Each level is designed for a distinct purpose, so you will get a targeted and bespoke approach with every treatment as recommended by your doctor. For example, the Fraxel Re:Store 1550 works deep into the layers of the skin to target texture concerns like wrinkles, pore size, scarring, and fine lines. For discoloration concerns, like age spots, brown spots, freckles, sunspots, PIH (discolored acne scars), hyperpigmentation, and pre-cancer spots, the Fraxel Re:Store 1927 is your go-to solution.

On the day of your Fraxel Re:Store treatment, plan to arrive an hour before the treatment and get comfortable. This will give adequate time for the doctor to apply an anesthetic cream to help prevent discomfort during the session. The treatment itself is very quick, approximately 20 to 30 minutes and you’re out the door. Discomfort during the treatment is mild to moderate but is alleviated with the Zimmer cooling device, which cools the skin and prevents thermal damage. Be sure to talk to your doctor before the treatment about what to expect and how to care for your skin before and after treatment.

Experience Time-Reversing Results

There are two exciting levels of results to expect from your Fraxel laser treatment, immediate and after a few months. A few days after the procedure after your skin has healed, you should notice that the surface of your skin is brighter, more even in tone, and softer. Afterward, you’ll experience the slow regenerative healing deep within the skin for three to six months. This will trigger collagen growth, or neocollagenesis, plumping and tightening your skin with long-lasting effects depending on your age, lifestyle, and skin. Tests on the skin before and after treatment have frequently shown outstanding collagen growth within the cells. 

Even though a single Fraxel treatment can be helpful for some, the best results are obtained following a series of three to five sessions, depending on your age and skin status. 

The Glow Up

Fraxel skin resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that removes years from your appearance without the large risks, side effects, or prolonged downtime of other procedures. It firms and smooths your skin’s appearance, lifting away old, damaged cells and setting your skin on a path of health. If you ever forget how amazing your body is at healing, Fraxel Re:Store is here as a beautiful reminder. Your skin will be restored from the inside out after the Fraxel Re:Store laser treatment, giving you that boost of confidence you deserve!