Fraxel® Dual Laser
Want to get rid of wrinkles and sun spots without much downtime? A Fraxel® laser treatment resurfaces the skin creating a fresher, brighter complexion without breaking the outer barrier. Fine lines and age spots are erased while tightening the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Fraxel® laser treatment resurfaces the skin while keeping the outer layer of skin intact. Therefore, the skin is refreshed without oozing or long recovery period.
What conditions can Fraxel® be used for?
- Hormonal spots/patches
- Sun damage
- Blotchy skin
- Brown spots
- Pigmented skin lesions/ Vascular Dyschromia
- Pre-cancer skin lesions
- Acne scars
- Chicken Pox scars
- Surgical scars
- Periorbital fine lines
- Irregular texture
- Sun spots, age spots, liver spots (pigmented lesions)
- Melasma (mask of pregnancy)
- Enlarged Pores
How is the Fraxel® procedure performed?
The skin is cleansed and topical nnumbing cream is applied for your comfort. The laser treats the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. By only treating specific areas of the skin, spread out over the area being treated, healthy and unaffected skin is left intact to quickly begin the healing process and stimulate the body’s own capacity. This results in the production of new collagen and even more radiant skin.
Does it hurt?
We use topical anesthesia cream and cold air during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most patients describe a “prickling” sensation during treatment. Some patients experience the feeling of a mild ‘sunburn’ for one to three days after the procedure.
Can it be used on any color skin?
Yes. Fraxel® can be used on any skin type.
How long does a session take?
Numbing cream is applied for approximately one hour prior to the procedure. The treatment usually lasts between 20-90 minutes depending on the amount of area covered.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may see slight to moderate swelling or redness. Fraxel® treatments may give you a ‘sunburned’ appearance for 2-7 days but is usually mild and there is some flaking of the skin as the treated skin heals. There should not be crusting or oozing of the skin as the skin is intact. Make-up may be worn 3 to 4 days after the treatment if desired.
How long does it last?
Since your skin is healing naturally and will continue to age naturally, we recommend maintaining your results by using physician-strength rejuvenation products at home and having periodic Fraxel® treatments annually or semi-annually. Periodic treatments will help slow down the aging process and keep your skin younger looking, longer. As always, protect your skin and wear sunscreen daily.
How many sessions will I need?
For most patients, 3-5 treatments are needed to truly heal your skin and achieve your goals. This is normal as the Fraxel® Laser purposely only selects a fraction of the deeper layers of the skin to wound, allowing the surrounding tissue to create new skin cells and heal itself.
Is it safe?
The safety of our patients is our primary concern. Fraxel® is backed by long-term clinical studies 5-plus FDA clearances combined, including melasma, vascular dyschromia and Actinic Keratosis.