The Fraxel laser was the first to apply fractional technology in 2004, assuming a great technological revolution. And in addition to fractional technology, the company patented the way in which laser energy is emitted with intelligent optics that is still the best today.
Since 2004, several versions of this Fraxel laser have appeared and according to Dr. Ribé “the new Fraxel DUAL laser with two wavelengths acts very effectively on scars to stimulate the own production of new and higher quality collagen”.
By sliding the laser head across the skin (scar) a light is emitted that acts on all layers of the skin. The treatment to remove or reduce scars is personalized since it goes with a computer that allows selecting the power with which one wants to work and thus, act in superficial, intermediate and deep layers according to the need.
Technologically, this Fraxel laser to remove or reduce scars acts in a fractional way. That is, it produces microscopic acting columns in the skin (epidermis and dermis) leaving the tissue intact between the columns. Thus, the tissue of the columns will be renewed producing a new collagen and a more trophic epidermis aided by healthy surrounding tissue that promotes this repair. It is a natural process of the body itself replacing the collagen damaged by a new, healthy and shiny skin with reduced scars.