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Fraxel C02 Laser Launched in Canada

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 26, 2008

(Before and After Photos of Fraxel C02 Laser Treatments via LocateADoc.com)

Already a popular laser skin resurfacing treatment in the United States, the Fraxel C02 Laser has recently received approval from the Health Canada Clearance, allowing plastic surgeons, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons the ability to offer fractional laser treatments at their Canadian offices. Before the system was approved, many Canadian consumers were forced to travel to the United States or overseas to receive the treatment.

Fractional laser resurfacing can be a fairly aggressive treatment for patients who want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the quality of the skin and smooth out rough or patchy skin that is a result of sun damage.

According to Mark Lupin, MD and director of Cosmedica in Victoria, Canada “The Fraxel re:pair system addresses the full range of photodamage – wrinkles, lines, pigment, and vascular irregularities, all in a single treatment.” (Source: Newswire.ca)

Fraxel continues to be a popular choice for many people looking for an effective, long-term solution for improving the skin. It can help correct severely damaged skin, reduce wrinkles and also boost collagen production so that skin grows back healthier and stronger over time.  50% of patients who share their results on sites such as RealSelf.com report that Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is ‘worth it’, and the average cost of treatment is approximately $2,600.  Most people need to undergo a series of 3-6 treatments in order to see results, and the skin begins to change within the first month.

More information about Fraxel skin resurfacing can be found here.

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