Sponsored by Cutera
Patient demand for anti-aging and aesthetic rejuvenation treatments has progressively increased in recent years, igniting innovative advancements in skin resurfacing strategies. Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.) fills this demand with Fraxis PRO, a full circle approach for personalized and progressive dermal remodeling technology.
Ashish Bhatia, MD
The Fraxis Pro is a multi-technology platform that allows aesthetic physicians to create customized treatments for all skin types and a variety of patient concerns. This unique device utilizes a fractional CO2 laser for skin resurfacing in concert with radiofrequency (RF) microneedling for deep dermal remodeling that has effectively taken anti-aging treatments to new depths.
Ashish Bhatia, MD, associate professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and director of clinical research at Oak Dermatology (Naperville, Ill.) reported, “We have been using the combination of microneedle RF and fractional CO2 laser for over a year now. The concept arose from the desire to get faster and better results for conditions like deep rhytides, extensive photo-aging, acne scars and surgical or traumatic scars.”
The Fraxis PRO provides practices with a solution for unique skin concerns. “Multiple treatments deliver thermal effects at multiple levels in the dermis to help remodel collagen, but it does little to address ‘shoulders’ on scars with sharper edges which tend to cast more shadows,” Dr. Bhatia shared. “With fractional CO2 we are able to address the surface of the skin, the ‘shoulders’ of scars as well as remodeling.”
With a high-powered fractional CO2 laser, the Fraxis PRO can deliver uniform energy in short pulses, using a 100-micrometer beam size that effectively regenerates collagen for deep dermal remodeling, while reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The i-stack repetitive stacking function can spot treat deep acne scars and burn scars and nine scan modes deliver impressive results for the face and body.
“When faced with more severe scarring or skin damage at multiple levels, it made sense to combine the two in the same session to boost the remodeling effect on the skin,” Dr. Bhatia explained. “We began doing these techniques with acne scarring, starting carefully with RF microneedle (multiple passes at multiple depths) and then finishing with fractional CO2 resurfacing.”
The Fraxis PRO offers four unique treatment options, including Fraxis PRO Refine, which utilizes a series of customizable RF microneedling treatments; Fraxis PRO Ultra-Lite, a series of fractional CO2 micro peel treatments; Fraxis PRO Ultra, a more progressive treatment using CO2 laser energy for photodamage, scars and crepey skin; and Fraxis PRO Revive, the ultimate treatment combining RF and CO2 laser in a single session to help reverse the signs of aging. The variety of customizable treatments can address a number of patient skin concerns including: fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, stretch marks, acne scars, burn scars, photo-aging, skin tone and texture, warts and lentigines.
From prejuvenation to full-face fractional laser resurfacing, the Fraxis PRO increases the aesthetic physician’s armamentarium of therapies for high patient satisfaction and excellent ROI. “The benefits that patients experience include improvement of skin texture and tone. In addition, scars become less visible,” Dr. Bhatia shared. “Using this technique for patients with extensive photodamage, you can literally take off five to ten years of aging. Patients are thrilled with the results and so are we.”