Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 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® DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
Fraxel DUAL is FDA approved to treat:
• Wrinkles around the eyes
• Acne scars
• Surgical scars
• Age spots/sunspots
• Melasma (brown patches on the face)
• Actinic keratoses
• Skin resurfacing
Redness and swelling after each treatment are expected for 1-3 days. This is often followed by peeling for 5-7 days. Greater swelling occurs in the lower lids when the eye area is treated. Serious side effects are rare, but most can be avoided by proper sun avoidance before and after the procedure and following the post-procedure instructions.
Results are not necessarily immediate. The Fraxel DUAL laser is meant to stimulate your body’s natural healing, and healing can take some time. Collagen remodeling and resurfacing take place over 2-3 months after a Fraxel® DUAL treatment. During this time, you should notice increasingly younger-looking skin, improved tone and texture, softening of fine lines, lightening of brown spots, and fading of any acne scars or other scars in the treated area.
As with many skin treatments, multiple treatments may be most effective. However, you will see improvement in your skin quality after just one treatment. Optimal results may be seen after about 3 treatments, depending on your skin condition and individual response to treatment.