Cost, Photos and Review of My Fractionated Erbium Pixer Laser Treatment For My Facial Acne Scars
Tags: age 25-34, severe acne, Fractionated Erbium Pixel Laser
Since posting this, I've had a few friends ask me if there's a difference between a Fraxel Laser and a Pixel Laser. The answer is yes.
A Fraxel Laser is a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that penetrates the skin deeper and therefore usually has a longer recovery time. Fraxel lasers are known to be the best at skin tightening. These lasers are great, but you're very red for at least a week, if not longer.
A Pixel Laser is an erbium laser. Erbium lasers do not penetrate the skin as deeply as Fraxel Lasers and because of this, the recovery time is usually shorter. In my case, as you can see above, it only took me 5 days before my skin returned to normal. Multiple Pixel Laser passes usually equal one Fraxel Laser pass.