Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment
in Houston, TX
Want to get rid of wrinkles and sunspots without much downtime? A Fraxel® dual 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® dual laser treatment resurfaces the skin while keeping the outer layer of skin intact. Therefore, the skin is refreshed without oozing or long recovery periods.
What Conditions Can Fraxel® Dual Laser 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
- Sunspots, age spots, liver spots (pigmented lesions)
- Melasma (mask of pregnancy)
- Enlarged Pores
How Is Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment Performed?
The skin is cleansed and topical numbing cream is applied for your comfort. Laser skin resurfacing 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 laser Skin Resurfacing Hurt?
We use topical anesthesia cream and cold air during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most patients describe a “prickling” sensation during laser skin resurfacing treatment. Some patients experience the feeling of a mild ‘sunburn’ for one to three days after the procedure.
Can Fraxel® Dual Laser Be Used On Any Color Skin?
Yes. Fraxel® Dual Laser 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. Laser skin resurfacing sessions usually last between 20-90 minutes depending on the amount of area covered.
What Should I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
You may see slight to moderate swelling or redness. Fraxel® Dual Laser treatments may give you a ‘sunburned’ appearance for 2-7 days but are 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® Dual Laser treatments annually or semi-annually. Periodic laser skin resurfacing 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 Fraxel® Dual Laser Sessions Will I Need?
For most patients, 3-5 laser skin resurfacing treatments are needed to truly heal your skin and achieve your goals. This is normal as the Fraxel® Dual 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 Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment Safe?
The safety of our patients is our primary concern. Fraxel® Dual Laser is backed by long-term clinical studies 5-plus FDA clearances combined, including melasma, vascular dyschromia, and Actinic Keratosis.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about Fraxel® Dual Laser please contact us for a consultation at 281.336.9300 fill out our contact us form here. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.