Fraxel Treatment for Smooth Skin
Non Invasive Skin Resurfacing
How it works. What it does.
Fraxel Dual® Laser is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down, addressing imperfections like fine lines, visible photo aging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel Laser Treatment promotes your skin’s own healing process, resulting in natural and dramatic rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance. Fraxel laser treatment is a resurfacing or smoothing of your skin eliminating wrinkles and pigmentation. It reduces the appearance of acne and surgical scars. Fraxel laser can safely be used around the crows feet of the eyes.
After several years of studies and mounting evidence of the Fraxel Dual® Laser’s safety and effectiveness, the FDA has cleared this unique laser to treat the following conditions:
Acne Scars and Other Scarring
“In our practice, we have treated thouands of acne scarring patients with the Fraxel Dual® Laser, and we’ve seen significant improvements on all areas of the face, particularly the cheeks and temple area.”
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Like crow’s feet and brow line. Wrinkles around the eyes, often called crow’s feet, are categorized by doctors as dynamic wrinkles because they develop largely from years of contracting the muscles that display our emotions when we smile, squint,concentrate, show surprise or laugh. If you’ve developed such wrinkles yourself, we’re happy to hear that life has dealt you so many rich emotional experiences! Now, about those wrinkles. There are countless cosmetic strategies for reducing crow’s feet-including acid peels, injectable fillers, collagen, dermabrasion or traditional laser treatment. These techniques can achieve moderately successful results for many patients. The real breakthrough came recently when the FDA approved Fraxel Dual® Laser Treatment for wrinkles around the eyes after studies showed that the Fraxel Dual Laser could be far more effective than traditional therapies.
Pigmentation, Age and Sunspots
Although the appearance of age spots might seem like an obvious indication of aging skin, they are instead our body’s attempt to protect itself from sun exposure by overproducing melanin. Also called liver spots or sun spots, age spots are blemishes that range in color from dark yellow to black and locate themselves in exposed areas of the body, such as the face, hands, shoulders, arms or forehead. Even though mostly harmless, these blotchy brownish patches pose a tough cosmetic challenge that can make us look and feel much older than our years.
Melasma is a skin condition in which patches of brown or tan discoloration appear on the forehead, cheeks, lips, nose or forearms as a result of the body’s sudden overproduction of pigment. Sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy,” melasma can afflict anyone, but is most often triggered in women-especially during the hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptive use or hormone replacement therapy. Melasma affects an estimated six million people in the US alone. Though not dangerous, the condition can cause embarrassment and undermine self-confidence.
Conventional remedies for melasma include enzyme inhibitors, depigmenting agents, bleaches, steroids, pulsed light, acid facial peels and aggressive dermabrasion techniques. Seldom are such strategies effective. Traditional laser treatments can also produce lackluster results. No wonder so many people give up and simply hide themselves behind heavy makeup.
A breakthrough finally came when the FDA cleared Fraxel Dual® Laser Treatment for melasma after studies showed that the new laser could be highly effective even in cases where traditional therapies had failed.
The skin rejuvenation process is defined as a non invasive procedure that takes place to attempt to combat the visible signs of ageing . Skin rejuvenation processes such as Fraxel Dual® have the ability to diminish wrinkles and lines as well as firm loose and sagging areas of the skin leaving the skin with a younger, healthier appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Has Fraxel Dual® treatment received FDA approval?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is FDA approved for treatment of the following:
- Age and Sun Spots
- Enlarged Pores
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Skin Resurfacing
How do I know if I am a candidate for Fraxel Dual ® Laser Treatment?
Safe Non-Invasive Fraxel Dual® Laser Treatment is effective for ALL skin types. A complimentary consultation will be necessary.
How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?
We suggest that maximum results are realized in 4-6 sessions depending on condition. The average time span is between treatments is four weeks.
Is the Fraxel Dual® treatment painful?
Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air from a Zimmer device is used on the area being treated to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to a sunburn, which disappears in one to two hours.
What side effects can I expect after a Fraxel Dual® Restore Laser treatment?
You will have some degree of redness and swelling after treatment. The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your healing characteristics. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking of skin, and a bronzed appearance. You will be given specific instructions as to how to minimize side effects. Total downtime is two to 3-7 days.
What is the cost of Fraxel Dual® Laser treatment?
The pricing for Fraxel has many variables depending on the area to be treated and which wavelength we need to use on you. We suggest a consult to discuss your individual situation and the pricing. Starting at $300 per treatment for eye or mouth area.
How does Fraxel Dual® Laser treatment compare to Thermage?
Thermage heats skin deep in the dermis for tightening of the skin. Fraxel Dual® heats the epidermis of the skin more superficially, thus improving surface texture of the skin.