Fraxel® Dual Laser - Skin Resurfacing Laser
The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser which is an improvement from the original single mode Fraxel® Laser system. Fraxel® DUAL laser can treat a broad range of skin damage, such as age spots, sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. The laser treats only a fraction of the skin tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
Fraxel DUAL Laser Modes/Wave Lengths:
- The 1550 wave length: penetrates deep into the skin layers, specifically targeting concerns such as wrinkles or acne scarring.
- The 1927 wave length: effectively targets tone, texture and other more superficial signs of aging
This non-surgical procedure will be tailored to your desired outcome. You can enjoy the full benefits of both/or one mode/wave length. The Fraxel® DUAL Laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched to enable rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time. Any area of the body can be treated: face, chest, neck and hands.
How long is the treatment?
Depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated, a Fraxel treatment can take anywhere between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
Does it hurt?
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. Prior to the procedure we will apply a topical anesthetic cream, which helps minimize any discomfort during treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depends on your goals and constraints. Typically, patients require between 2 - 6 treatments.
What skin types and what parts of the body can be treated?
Fraxel lasers can treat women and men of all ages and skin colors. Any area of the body can be treated: face, arms, legs, back. abdomen and buttocks. Fraxel treatments also work on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.
What kind of results can I expect?
Your skin will feel softer, look brighter and improve skin tone. Other benefits of treatment include: reducing the appearance of acne scaring, treatment of actinic keratosis, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, smoother, fresher, younger looking skin, improved tone and texture, erase unwanted brown spots, age spots & melasma.
When do the results appear, and how long do they last?
There are both immediate and progressive results. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show improved tone & texture. The next 3 to 6 months will bring additional improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal. Results can last for several years depending on your age and skin condition.
What will I look like immediately after the procedure? Can I go right back to work?
You will experience redness and/or swelling resembling a bad sunburn after the procedure that diminishes over the next 3-4 days. The evening after your treatment, your face will feel hot, applying cool compresses will provide comfort. We recommend using the prescribed ointments after treatment during the healing process. Usually by days 4-5 you will begin to peel, revealing smoother, younger looking skin. Treating yourself to a HydraFacial MD one week post Fraxel will help expedite the shedding of old skin and infuse intense hydration. Dr. Robinson will work with you to determine the best option within your lifestyle and work constraints.
Post Fraxel Treatment
HydraFacial MD is a godsend one week post Fraxel to speed up the shedding process that re-surfacing procedures inevitably induce while deeply hydrating the skin. Once healing is done, it is important to stay out of the sun as much as possible in order to maintain the results. The use of sunscreens, Retinol and skin brightening products will help keep hyperpigmentation at bay.
Can I get a Fraxel treatment if I already had other procedures?
Fraxel Laser compliments other cosmetic procedures, such as dermal fillers, Botox & TempSure Envi.
Before-and-After Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation photos
Dr. Robinson on Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation for face: