RESTORING YOUR YOUTHFULNESS
Results you can see and feel
You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. Yet, the effects of sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel.
Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 resurfacing treatments use patented fractional laser technology to effectively target both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger-looking appearance.
• Improved tone and texture
• Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
• Erasing of unwanted brown spots
• Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
• Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back
THE FRAXEL® DUAL LASER HAS THE UNIQUE ADVANTAGE OF TWO TREATMENT MODES:
1550: Penetrates deep into the skin layers, specifically targeting concerns such as wrinkles or acne scarring.
1927: Effectively targets tone, texture and other more superficial signs of aging.
The treatment will be tailored to your desired outcomes and can even be combined so that you receive the added benefits of both a superficial and deep laser treatment, both on and off the face.
Fraxel® is effective on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
- Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
- Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
- Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
Treatment Facts and Guidelines
Treatment Regimen -
Most patients see the best results with 1-5 Fraxel® treatments
Fraxel® works with your body’s natural skin cells, so results typically take 1-3 weeks to take effect
Most Fraxel® patients report the sensation of a "light sunburn" immediately after treatment, but treatment plans can vary, so ask your Dermatologist about the specifics of your treatment
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fraxel® is an advanced technology – but how it works shouldn’t be a mystery. Here are some details on the treatment and the science behind it. Remember, every patient’s circumstances are different, so for specifics, it’s best to talk to your Dermatologist one-on-one.
Fraxel® treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
WHEN DO THE RESULTS APPEAR, AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition, and skin care regimen.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Depending on the level of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will
repeat after each treatment. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin.
IS FRAXEL® LASER SKIN CARE SAFE?
With a track record of over 800,000 treatments, Fraxel® technology is proven to be safe and effective for multiple indications. But because skin types and conditions can vary, some side effects are possible. Potential side effects include prolonged redness, swelling, blistering, scarring, infection, pigmentary changes (hyperpigmentation), herpes reactivation and acne flare-up.
HOW CAN THE FRAXEL® DUAL HELP YOU?
Treatment for Wrinkles:
As you age, your skin's collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity—which often leads to wrinkles, furrows and fine lines. If you have wrinkles on your face or around your eyes, you've probably had a wonderful life, rich with laughter and emotional experiences. After all, expressions like smiling, laughing, pondering and squinting naturally involve the contraction of muscles—which can lead to wrinkles, furrows, and fine lines.
Treatment for Age/Sun Spots:
Age spots are due more to sunning than aging. These spots—also called sunspots, brown spots or liver spots—are flat, uneven dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms and other areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Though usually harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can make you look and feel older than you really are. In the sun, your body reacts by producing a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin.
Treatment for Skin Resurfacing:
Over the years, your skin is exposed to sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue and lifestyle factors such as smoking. It all can affect your skin's texture, color and tightness. To resurface your skin and correct imperfections, there are many options from chemical peels to microdermabrasion. But unlike other remedies that scrape, peel and cut the surface of your skin, Fraxel® laser treatment has been cleared by the FDA to safely, gently and effectively resurface your skin from the inside out. That means improved texture, more even tone and smoother skin—all with minimal risks, and without discomfort and prolonged downtime of other procedures.
Treatment for Melasma:
Melasma—which is most common in women and affects about 45 million people worldwide—appears as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose. Like most other pigmented lesions, Melasma is not dangerous, but it can be a self-confidence crusher, prompting many women to hide behind a mask of make-up. Melasma is most common during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. So instead of celebrating the beauty of motherhood, women with Melasma must wear what's often called "the mask of pregnancy. Your Dermatologist will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Treatment for Acne/Surgical Scars:
Scars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they're on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery. Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin's surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.