Is there a difference between Fraxel Repair and Restore?

Are fraxel repair and fraxel restore the same thing, or am I just confused? I would love to hear any feedback or advice about if there are differences and which is the better option. Thank you!!


F, 40, California

Fraxel Re:Pair is a fractionated CO2 laser.  This is their most aggressive but most effective laser.  It will get rid of wrinkles and tighten the skin.  The Re:Store is the Spa laser which is nonablative and less aggressive.  This is an Erbium glass laser and will require several treatments:  3 to 5 to get the optimal results.  The Re:Store will not get rid of wrinkles or loose skin.

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Fraxel repair and restore are indeed different.  One is a dual device (Re:Store) that is designed for maintenance and delivers treatment over multiple visits (3 to 5 usually).  The other (Re:Pair) is a single wavelength device that is more aggressive in removing wrinkles and tightening the skin, but also has a much longer recovery.