On Fraxel and CO2 to the doctor from Istanbul!

Hi Dr. Irwin, I am also medical aesthetic doctor from Istanbul, I would like to ask you the fraxel laser machine you have? which one do you prefer? Can you give me some advice about, I am going to choose one machine it has everything has, erbium and CO2 together? is that possible? Thanks, Dr. Paris

Many people including doctors are confused about this.  I’m including several links for you as well.   In short,  these are completely different lasers and really shouldn’t (at this point in time) be combined in the same box together.  Too many engineering problems.

A couple of thoughts for you:

  1. Of the erbiums, I still think the orginal Fraxel (Er:Yag 1550 nm) and it’s newer version the Fraxel “Dual” which includes BOTH wavelengths ( plus thullium 1927 nm ) is still the best and most versatile if you are treating mostly pigment, mild-medium acne scars, texture, and fine wrinkles.  Please read more on Fraxel and Fraxel Dual.  Also, we have a LOT of data on this system and well worked out parameters. 
  2. On the CO2, please read more here, and it is best for treating deeper acne scars, deeper wrinkles, more severe sun damage and tightens the skin more.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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