Until Fraxel®, there were two types of available laser treatments. Purely ablative laser treatment (CO2 and Erbium) which was very effective but had significant
side effects and lengthy healing period (weeks). The other being non-ablative had zero downtime but had very little clinical effect. Fraxel Dual Skin Resurfacing treatment
offers the effectiveness of older ablative treatments with the benefits of the gentler, fractionated laser technologies.