If one views a magnified newspaper photo, one will see that the picture is actually comprised of thousands of tiny spots of ink. Similarly, this laser treatment produces thousands of tiny microthermal zones. These zones penetrate deeply into the dermis producing collagen remodeling and reducing wrinkles. They also resurface the uppermost portion of the skin, resulting in the formation of new epidermal cells with reduction or complete elimination of uneven pigment. Further, the remaining areas of untouched skin between these microthermal zones allow the skin to heal much faster compared to conventional laser skin resurfacing.
All areas of the skin, including face, neck, hands and body can be treated.
Wrinkles, discoloration, including sun spots, brown age spots and hormonal facial discoloration (melasma) can usually be effectively treated
Uneven discoloration, sometimes including areas that are too light, can be improved.
Precancerous lesions are reduced.
Scarring of all types including acne scarring, burn and surgical scars can be improved, sometimes quite dramatically.
Large pores and skin roughness can be improved.
There is little to no downtime so recovery is quick.
Minimal risk; Fraxel re:store has the best risk/benefit ratio of any laser.