What is the Fraxel Dual Laser?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is a proven laser technology used by our clinical staff to help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. Fraxel is a type of “fractionated” laser that makes very small channels in the skin, leaving intact uninvolved skin in between. This leads to MUCH less downtime and pain when compared to some other lasers on the market. Since Fraxel Laser was first pioneered about a decade ago as a true fractional laser technology, physicians around the world have treated more than 800,000 patients.
At Dermatology & Skin Health, we use the Fraxel Dual Laser as non-ablative (so no crusting/scabbing and minimal pain) laser therapy to provide a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, customized to your individual needs and concerns, and typically with minimal recovery time. Fraxel is the perfect solution for people like you who want their skin to look younger without resorting to more aggressive lasers or plastic surgery.
What can I expect during my consultation?
During your Fraxel Dual Laser consultation, we will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this non-surgical procedure.
Before your Fraxel Dual Laser treatment(s), we will walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case, including its effective use on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles, like crow’s feet and smile lines
- Surface scarring, erasing effects of acne and other types of scarring
- Pigmentation, freckles, sun spots and melasma
- Sun-damaged skin/irregular texture and “ruddy” skin
What can I expect during treatments?
Fraxel Dual Laser treatments are performed in-office using a topical anesthetic approximately 30 minutes prior to treatment. Fraxel uses light energy to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help erase pigmentation, as well as to smoothen out the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. This treatment only treats targeted problem areas, so the results are focused and effective.
Some of our patients also combine their Fraxel Dual Laser procedure with other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox/Dysport or injectable dermal fillers (Juvéderm, Radiesse, Restylane) and/or chemical peels.
After a Fraxel Dual Laser procedure, patients can resume normal daily activities. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activities the evening after the procedure, but you will have no additional restrictions after that. Wound care recovery time is typically 24-72 hours.
What should I expect from the results?
Results are typically achieved in 1-6 treatments (depending upon each patient’s individual needs), which are about 45 minutes to 1 hour and about 1 month apart.* With continued skin care maintenance and protection from the sun, results can be permanent.*
The results of Fraxel Dual Laser are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and show more even tone.* The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
To find out if you are a candidate for Fraxel Dual Laser treatments, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. Our expert dermatologists can assess your skin and provide you with a safe and effective treatment plan. We encourage you to fill out our online request form or call us at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), or (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry) to get started. We look forward to seeing you!