Enhancing your appearance often can be achieved without the need for surgical intervention. Laser therapies are some of the best ways to improve skin tone and texture and reduce visible signs of aging. Dr. Eugenie Brunner offers a comprehensive range of laser technologies, including Fraxel® re:pair and Fraxel® re:store DUAL 1550/1927 (commonly just called Fraxel® DUAL). As an extensively trained facial plastic surgeon, she often uses one or the other method to resurface skin with beautiful results. Whether re:pair or DUAL better suits your needs and goals will depend on many factors.
Fraxel® re:pair is an ablative laser, which means it offers more intense treatment. The downtime will therefore be longer, usually three days to about a week, but the outcome is typically more noticeable aesthetic improvement. This therapy usually is more appropriate for patients with moderate to severe cosmetic concerns, like deep wrinkles and significant sun damage.
Fraxel® DUAL is a non-ablative laser, so it’s gentler on skin. As a result, this technique is more commonly used on younger patients (20s, 30s, and 40s) and those with less advanced skin concerns. Recovery typically is brief, but several treatment sessions will likely be necessary to achieve the desired result.
For more information about Fraxel® technology, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please reach out to our skilled medical team today.