Our full-time clinical education team will install your Fraxel laser, train you and your staff, help maintain the system, and provide ongoing workshops and training courses to keep you up to date on the latest advancements.
What kind of training will I receive?
Can Fraxel laser treatment be used on various body parts?
Because the fractional technology targets the precise height and width of tissue necessary for the desired result, all Fraxel laser products are effective on and off the face.
Is Fraxel laser treatment safe and effective on all skin types?
The non-ablative Fraxel re:fine and Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments are safe and effective on Fitzpatrick skin types I—VI. The fractional ablative Fraxel re:pair is safe and effective on types I—III.
How is a Fraxel treatment different from other laser skin rejuvenation procedures?
Traditional ablative treatments, which use a high temperature to vaporize unwanted tissue, often damage more healthy tissue than necessary, which can cause significant side effects and significant downtime. Typical non-ablative treatments, meanwhile, have very few side effects and low downtime, but they commonly require numerous treatments to produce only modest results. Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the safety of non-ablative lasers. So patients get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and reduced downtime.
Can I delegate Fraxel laser treatment to other staff?
In most states, Fraxel re:fine and Fraxel re:store treatments can be delegated. These non-ablative treatments leave the stratum corneum intact. The fractional ablative Fraxel re:pair treatment, however, usually must be performed by a physician. Please check your state’s regulations for more information on delegable procedures.
How can fractional photothermolysis work in both ablative and non-ablative treatment?
The Fraxel non-ablative lasers—Fraxel re:fine and Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 —coagulate epidermal and dermal tissue, while penetrating the stratum corneum as if it were a window, leaving it completely intact. Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, downtime is only 0-4 days. The ablative Fraxel re:pair laser, on the other hand, treats the skin fractionally, but it removes all layers of the skin in its microscopic treatment zone, including the stratum corneum. Due to the removal of the skin’s protective barrier, there is a risk of infection following the treatment, as with any ablative laser system. However, thanks to the fractional modality, these risks are much lower than traditional bulk ablative lasers. Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, downtime may last up to 1 week.
What products are in the Fraxel line, and what do they treat?
The Fraxel family of products includes three lasers for a variety of indications: Fractional non-ablative
- Fraxel re:fine™ treatment—A gentle yet effective option for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. FDA clearances: pigmented lesions, periorbital fine lines, skin resurfacing, soft tissue coagulation.
- Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment—The flagship Fraxel system and the gold standard for non-ablative skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. FDA clearances: photodamage, mild to moderate periorbital wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma, Actinic Keratosis.
Fractional ablative CO2
- Fraxel re:pair® SST treatment—A minimally-invasive fractional CO2 procedure for significant skin resurfacing. FDA clearances: rhytides, pigmentation, moderate to severe wrinkles, photodamaged skin.
What is fractional photothermolysis?
The science of fractional photothermolysis, pioneered by Fraxel engineers in 2001, treats microscopic volumes of skin with each unique pulse, leaving the surrounding area intact for fast healing. These microscopic treatment zones (MTZs)—each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle—penetrate to the precise height and width necessary, while sparing many of the stem cells and melanocytes in the papillary dermis. This fractional treatment results in both rapid reepitheliazation of the epidermis as well as collagen remodeling deep into the dermis. The skin heals much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, because the treatment uses the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tissue. For more information, please visit Fraxel technology.
What is a Fraxel laser treatment?
Fraxel laser treatment is the premiere solution for fractional aesthetic skin resurfacing, delivering remarkable results with reduced downtime. Including two non-ablative treatments and one ablative treatment, all three lasers in the Fraxel family of products use the science of fractional photothermolysis—combined with unique Fraxel technology—to deliver the optimal balance of clinical efficacy and patient comfort.