Fraxel re:store & Fraxel re:pair

Fraxel re:store & Fraxel re:pair

The difference between Fraxel re:pair & Fraxel re:store


Fraxel re:pair & Fraxel re:store are two of our most popular laser skin treatments at Prèface Cosmetic. They may sound similar, however they actually serve different purposes and are used to achieve different outcomes.


Fraxel re:pair


Fraxel re:pair is a revolutionary ablative CO2 laser used for skin resurfacing. It’s what we consider to be the ultimate skin resurfacing treatment. It’s usually a once-off treatment that addresses visible signs of ageing, tone, texture and pigmentation.


Fraxel re:pair is especially good for softening deep winkles and fine lines. Old and damaged skin cells are removed, stimulating your body’s own natural healing process, leaving you with a fresh, glowing appearance.


In a single treatment, it addresses:


– Skin tone and texture

– Wrinkles and fine lines

– Soften deep frown lines and furrows

– Improve the appearance of age spots, sun spots and scars


At Preface Cosmetic, we are able to customise your Fraxel re:pair treatment to address your unique needs, concerns and problem areas whether they are deep in your skin layers or on the skin’s surface. The results are focused, effective and long lasting.


Treatment Details


Fraxel re:pair requires a twilight anaesthetic and has a downtime of 2-4 weeks, although redness may persist for longer.


What to expect after Fraxel re:pair treatment:


Straight after the treatment most patients report a sense of heat sensation, mild swelling, tightness and in some cases pinpoint bleeding.


Over the next few days skin swelling will reduce and the skin will start to peel. This is where the old damaged skin comes off as it is being replaced with fresh new cells underneath.


Most of the peeling will be complete after 2 weeks as the skin continues to heal.


Fraxel re:store


Fraxel re:store dual wavelength 1927/1550 is a non-ablative laser skin procedure that offers separate laser wavelengths.


The term non-ablative means that the top layers of skin are not removed. Instead the laser works by heating micro-columns of skin, which in turn stimulates new natural collagen production.


The Fraxel re:store treatment differs to the Fraxel re:pair laser (a complete ablative skin-resurfacing laser) offering a less abrasive treatment with minimal downtime.


Depending on the individual’s skin rejuvenation goals and specific skin concern, the dual wavelengths (1927/1550) are commonly combined over a course of multiple treatments that are performed a few weeks apart.


Fraxel re:store 1927


The 1927 laser wavelength achieves gentle resurfacing with downtime of 3 – 4 days. This treatment is effective for improving tone, texture and pigmentation such as sun spots, freckles and pre-cancerous lesions.


How does the Fraxel re:store 1927 wavelength work?


The Fraxel re:store 1927 uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate superficial skin layers. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched to promote rapid healing. Old and damaged cells are replaced by fresh, glowing, healthy skin therefore some peeling is common.


Fraxel re:store 1550


The 1550 wavelength is a deeper treatment, without a peel and a shorter downtime of 2 – 3 days. As this treatment penetrates the deeper layers of skin, it improves the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, fine lines and wrinkles.


How does the Fraxel re:store 1550 wavelength work?


The Fraxel re:store 1550 also uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. Depending on the level of the treatment, patients may experience some redness or swelling which will diminish after several days.


Fraxel re:store treatments help keep you looking and feeling fabulous with smoother, fresher looking skin, improved tone, texture and pigmentation, reduced pore size and a great way to uncover the youthful skin you long for.


It’s also the gold standard treatment for acne scarring and scarring in general.


Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store are not suitable for all patients. Please consult your practitioner to see if Fraxel is suitable for you.


Treatment Risks


Results from our treatments and procedures vary patient to patient according to factors including genetics, age, diet and exercise. It is recommended to seek a second opinion from a Specialist Surgeon before proceeding.
Cosmetic surgery, like any medical procedure carries the risk of undesirable outcomes. More information on risks and recovery of each procedure is available on our website.



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