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For face rejuvenation, does anyone know what's the difference between fraxel & pixel laser tretments?
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Very similar
Fraxel and pixel are both fractional laser treatments ( co2 or erbium/yag) by different manufacturers.
This is similar to asking the difference between coke and pepsi, or ford and chevy. The important factor is not the machine, but the skill and experience of the operator. Ask for credentials, experience, and see lots of before and after photographs. Neither is better; the surgeon is the key!

In brief: Very similar
Fraxel and pixel are both fractional laser treatments ( co2 or erbium/yag) by different manufacturers.
This is similar to asking the difference between coke and pepsi, or ford and chevy. The important factor is not the machine, but the skill and experience of the operator. Ask for credentials, experience, and see lots of before and after photographs. Neither is better; the surgeon is the key!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Fraxel and pixel
There is a difference .
Fraxel penetrate into the dermis to cause collagen contraction. It may be a bit painful. Pixel may be less painful.

In brief: Fraxel and pixel
There is a difference .
Fraxel penetrate into the dermis to cause collagen contraction. It may be a bit painful. Pixel may be less painful.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Dr. Hashim Alani
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Both can penetrate similarly, dependent on wavelength and fluence settings. Pain is not related to machine, but to severity of tissue damage (power settings, spot size, density, and wavelength used).
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