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Third Fraxel Upgrade - Fractional Deep Dermal Ablation (FDDA)

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Could be wrong but sounds like there is a third fraxel upgrade out........anyone heard anything on this?

Grapevine, Texas – April 12, 2007 –Reliant Technologies, Inc., the market leader of fractional resurfacing, today announced it will present first phase results from a 230-patient multi-site clinical study of the new Fractional Deep Dermal Ablation (FDDA) treatment at the 27th American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The FDA-approved investigation is evaluating FDDA treatment for patients with severe photodamage including rhytids, skin laxity, acne scars, atrophic scars, vascular lesions and striae. The first round results, which were conducted utilizing the first prototypes of the Fraxel re:pairTM system, demonstrate that FDDA treatment is safe and effective without the extended recovery time and risks of adverse reactions associated with conventional ablative resurfacing lasers (also known as CO2 or erbium YAG lasers).

“Patients are often wary of CO2 lasers and surgical procedures because the post-treatment healing process can last as long as two weeks and disrupt their quality of life,†said Zakia Rahman, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and medical director of the Fraxel® Laser Clinic. “These study results indicate that by combining fractional and ablative technologies, FDDA treatment may be a new treatment paradigm in the skin resurfacing arena, providing dramatic results that patients and physicians want without significant risks.â€

Dr. Rahman will present the first round results of a 30-patient study from three investigational sites, which examined FDDA treatment for patients with severe photodamage, including rhytids and skin laxity. The results demonstrate that patients treated with the prototype Fraxel re:pair system sustained significant improvements through the final follow-up visit. More than 75 percent of patients experienced improved appearance of rhytides and pigmentation as well as skin laxity, while no adverse effects were observed.

FDDA treatment combines the benefits of conventional CO2 resurfacing with the safety of fractional photothermolysis. In contrast to conventional bulk ablative laser skin resurfacing where 100 percent of the epidermis is ablated leaving only superficially coagulated dermis, the Fraxel repair system treats to depths exceeding 1.6 mm. The ability to uniformly remove deep dermal tissue constitutes an entirely new paradigm. The Fraxel re:pair system induces ablation, followed subsequently by tissue contraction, tightening and collagen remodeling. The result is a multi-dimensional approach for treatment of photodamage which relies on a broader range of mechanisms than those employed with surgical procedures.

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Just out of doubt, how is this information about this "upgrade" to fraxel important for someone looking to treat their acne scars?

Forgive my ignorance.

Rick

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Could be wrong but sounds like there is a third fraxel upgrade out........anyone heard anything on this?

Grapevine, Texas – April 12, 2007 –Reliant Technologies, Inc., the market leader of fractional resurfacing, today announced it will present first phase results from a 230-patient multi-site clinical study of the new Fractional Deep Dermal Ablation (FDDA) treatment at the 27th American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The FDA-approved investigation is evaluating FDDA treatment for patients with severe photodamage including rhytids, skin laxity, acne scars, atrophic scars, vascular lesions and striae. The first round results, which were conducted utilizing the first prototypes of the Fraxel re:pairTM system, demonstrate that FDDA treatment is safe and effective without the extended recovery time and risks of adverse reactions associated with conventional ablative resurfacing lasers (also known as CO2 or erbium YAG lasers).

“Patients are often wary of CO2 lasers and surgical procedures because the post-treatment healing process can last as long as two weeks and disrupt their quality of life,” said Zakia Rahman, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and medical director of the Fraxel® Laser Clinic. “These study results indicate that by combining fractional and ablative technologies, FDDA treatment may be a new treatment paradigm in the skin resurfacing arena, providing dramatic results that patients and physicians want without significant risks.”

Dr. Rahman will present the first round results of a 30-patient study from three investigational sites, which examined FDDA treatment for patients with severe photodamage, including rhytids and skin laxity. The results demonstrate that patients treated with the prototype Fraxel re:pair system sustained significant improvements through the final follow-up visit. More than 75 percent of patients experienced improved appearance of rhytides and pigmentation as well as skin laxity, while no adverse effects were observed.

FDDA treatment combines the benefits of conventional CO2 resurfacing with the safety of fractional photothermolysis. In contrast to conventional bulk ablative laser skin resurfacing where 100 percent of the epidermis is ablated leaving only superficially coagulated dermis, the Fraxel repair system treats to depths exceeding 1.6 mm. The ability to uniformly remove deep dermal tissue constitutes an entirely new paradigm. The Fraxel re:pair system induces ablation, followed subsequently by tissue contraction, tightening and collagen remodeling. The result is a multi-dimensional approach for treatment of photodamage which relies on a broader range of mechanisms than those employed with surgical procedures.

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Just out of doubt, how is this information about this "upgrade" to fraxel important for someone looking to treat their acne scars?

Forgive my ignorance.

Rick

erm, if ya read it guess you'd figure it out.....(and zonk's link above)

where do i begin!

Incase someone is deciding to do fraxel 2 but maybe (?) fraxel 3 would be better for them...obviously it's good to know all the options out there or at least a few......also as a topic of discussion for anyone who finds it interesting to be educated about these things.....

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