Dr. Laborde and a patient.


The Fraxel Re:store laser is a 1550nm infrared laser that targets the water content in the epidermal and dermal tissue. Unlike traditional aggressive resurfacing lasers, the Fraxel Re:store laser treats only a small percentage (15-20%) of the skin at a time with precise microthermal zones. This fractional treatment keeps the upper levels of the epidermis intact while the laser energy penetrates into the dermis to stimulate collagen remodeling. By treating only a fraction of the skin surface, this laser allows for much more rapid healing than was previously possible.