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FRAXEL re:pair®
Improve wrinkles, remove scars and tighten lax skin in just one treatment

Fraxel re:pair® utilizes revolutionary technology to treat sun damaged skin, wrinkles, freckles and age spots. It also tightens lax skin and treats large pores, scars and uneven pigmentation. Fraxel re:pair can produce remarkable results without the prolonged recovery time and complications of other non-fractional procedures. The Fraxel re:pair laser is so effective, it can help treat precancerous lesions with just one treatment. Plus, by addressing sagging and wrinkles, furrows and sun damaged skin, the Fraxel re:pair laser may even eliminate the need for a face lift later in life.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRAXEL re:pair® AND FRAXEL re:store?
At SkinCare Physicians & Surgeons, we are pleased to offer both Fraxel re:pair® and Fraxel re:store to our patients.

  • Fraxel re:pair® - improves wrinkles, removes scars and tightens lax skin in just one treatment
  • Fraxel re:store - improves aging and sun damaged skin, acne scars, wrinkles and skin discoloration over the course of multiple treatments

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Patients with moderate to severely damaged skin, deep lines and wrinkles are ideal candidates. Wrinkles may be completely removed and a moderate amount of skin tightening may be accomplished.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
The procedure is simple, effective and precise - and is personally administered by Dr. Tse. Fraxel re:pair® treatment uses thousands of microscopic laser columns to penetrate deep into the outer layer of damaged or wrinkled skin. This process removes old, damaged skin and stimulates the growth of new collagen - revealing healthy, smoother, and more evenly toned skin. Early wrinkles may completely disappear while deeper wrinkles are softened.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Temporary redness and swelling may occur and last for several days.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Only one treatment is necessary, as Fraxel re:pair® removes a portion of the top layer of damaged skin.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Fraxel re:pair® treatment can produce remarkable results without the prolonged recovery time and complications of other non-fractional procedures. Since only a portion of the top layer of damaged skin is removed, healing typically takes 5 to 7 days. Your skin may appear slightly pink for several weeks, although make-up can be applied after one week.

WHAT TYPES OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
The results are both immediate and progressive. The surface of your skin will look and appear fresher, smoother and tighter - and show a more even tone soon after treatment. Age spots and freckles will disappear and precancerous skin lesions will be removed. Within the next 3 to 6 months, you will see more improvements as the deeper layers of skin continue to heal.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The face, neck and chest are the most commonly treated areas. Because the neck and chest are more delicate, laser resurfacing of these areas must be performed with caution by an experienced laser surgeon.

WHAT OTHER TYPES OF SKIN CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED?
Fraxel re:pair® is extremely effective for treating acne scars, surgical scars, pigmentation problems and actinic keratoses - red, scaly, precancerous lesions which, if left untreated, may become squamous cell carcinoma.

Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.