We are excited to announce that the next generation Fraxel laser has arrived, and that we are now using the next generation Fraxel laser in our office. The new Fraxel, called the Fraxel 1500, has many advantages over the original Fraxel laser.
The Fraxel 1500 uses a new type of treatment tip that eliminates the need for blue dye. With this one change, the nuisance problem of having to first apply and then remove the blue dye no longer exists. This eliminates the persisting blue spots that could not be removed after treatment (that were so bothersome to patients), and shortens treatment times by at least thirty minutes.
The new Fraxel 1500 automatically optimizes the diameter of the laser beam based on the energy setting that is being used. Optimizing the beam size based on the energy setting improves patient comfort significantly.
The new Fraxel laser is FDA cleared to treat deeper into the skin than the original Fraxel. As a result, treatments with the new Fraxel will produce greater improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and skin texture. This will be of particular benefit in treating upper lip lines and the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet lines).
Like the original Fraxel, the next generation Fraxel has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of acne scars, pigmented skin lesions, melasma, surgical scars, and periorbital wrinkles.