On Fraxel and CO2 to the doctor from Istanbul!
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:
- 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.
- 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