Lasers offer a tool to help renew and refresh the skin, erasing traces of sun damage, acne scars and general aging from the skin. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre specializes in fractional laser resurfacing with the Fraxel® re:pair and Fraxel® re:store DUAL technologies for the safe and effective treatment of brown spots, skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and acne scarring.
A series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results. Ongoing treatment is not necessary after initial recommended treatment series is complete, but maintenance treatments can be done once a year. In some cases a topical anesthetic or expert nerve blocks may be utilized to maximize comfort. It is essential to avoid prolonged sun exposure before, during and after laser treatments and to commit to consistent use of sun protection to preserve and enhance the results of your Fraxel® laser sessions. A professional consultation with a Cutis skin care professional will determine if a fractional laser resurfacing treatment is right for you. We welcome you to contact us today.
Recovery for non-ablative Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser resurfacing involves 3-5 days of dissipating redness and swelling. Targeted tissues will exfoliate from the skin in that time frame and skin will settle into a rough, bronzy-pink for up to one week. Ablative Fraxel® re:pair laser resurfacing involves up to 10-14 days of redness and swelling and careful post care protocols for soaking and cleansing.
How It Works
Fractionated resurfacing lasers use a concentrated, powerful beam of laser energy to target damaged skin tissues. The depth of resurfacing depends on the type of laser which is employed as well as the treatment parameters that are chosen. Ablative Fraxel® re:pair and non-ablative Fraxel® re:store DUAL employ different types of energy utilizing the same fractionated technology. Fraxel® re:pair is a carbon dioxide laser technology which powerfully heats through the skin’s surface creating microscopic open cones with untreated surrounding tissues for rapid healing. Fraxel® re:store DUAL maintains the surface of the skin by employing specialized wavelengths of energy. Its microscopic treatment zones are exfoliated from the skin within 3-5 days of treatment.
- Number of Treatments 1-6
- Treatment Time 30-60 minutes
- Average Treatment Frequency 4 weeks - 6 months
- Average Recovery Time 5- 14 days
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.