The Fraxel Dual laser has the capability of using two fractional technology lasers (two wavelengths) to safely target and improve damaged skin. Both laser wavelengths can be used to treat signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles, tone, texture, and discoloration. In addition, one Fraxel laser wavelength, the 1550nm, is often used to improve scars and stretch marks while the other wavelength, the 1927nm, is excellent for treating sunspots and melasma.
The Fraxel treats a fraction of the tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact for more rapid recovery. It targets damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that deeply penetrate into the skin. This allows for rapid healing by stimulating your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. Your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even skin tone.
Fraxel lasers treat women and men of all ages and skin colors. The laser treatment also works on skin areas other than the face like the neck, chest, flanks, and abdomen.
The number of treatments you will need depends on your goals and desired outcome as well as your lifestyle. Typically, patients receive their desired outcome in 3-6 treatments. The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more tone. The next 3-6 months will bring further improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition.
Benefits of Fraxel Dual laser treatments include:
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and around the eyes.
- Improved skin tone and texture.
- Reduction of unwanted brown spots.
- Lightening of melasma.
- Smoother, fresher, younger looking skin.
- Improvement of stretch marks and scars.