Fraxel DUAL laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a
time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new,
healthy skin cells from the inside out.
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the physician may choose to space treatment sessions further
apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for healing and the production of new collagen to replace damaged tissue.
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment,
most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.
After treatment you should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you're in the sun. Once your skin is treated, continue
to protect it as described above. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs. Fraxel can be used to treat:
Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
Actinic Keratosis (skin condition)
Once you have completed your treatment you can expect Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin, Improved tone and texture, Reduction of unwanted brown spots, Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.
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