Fraxel® Dual Laser

 

Fraxel® Dual Laser (Fraxel®) is a non-ablative fractionated laser that is used to significantly rejuvenate skin. It is an incredibly effective treatment for wrinkles, acne scars, pigmented lesions, and for improving overall skin tone and texture.  

 

downtime 5 days
Pain ●●●○○
Treatment Time 60 to 90 minutes (+20 minutes numbing cream prep)
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HOW IT WORKS

Fraxel® works by penetrating the top layers of your skin a fraction at a time via hundreds of thousands of microscopic columns that stimulate the production of new skin cells and collagen. By leaving most of the surrounding skin intact, your skin’s natural rejuvenation process kicks in, smoothing wrinkles and scars, eliminating pigmentation and creating cleaner, healthier skin.  

Fraxel® is used to treat the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs and back.  

RESULTS

Results typically occur five days after treatment with optimum results appearing at two to three months. 

TREATMENT PREPARATION

Advise your clinician if you: 

  • Are taking or have taken Roaccutane or Isotretinoin in the past six months  
  • Are taking any medications that may cause light sensitivity

Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting with your general practitioner.  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for Fraxel® and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.  

During the treatment, the Fraxel® may cause an uncomfortable but tolerable hot, prickling sensation. A local numbing agent will be applied to ease discomfort.  

Post treatment, your skin will remain hot for three to four hours but will dissipate significantly within the first hour. Redness and swelling will be present immediately after the treatment with most swelling noticeable the morning after, under the eye area. This can last between two to three days. While most redness resolves during the first week, a rosy ‘glow’ can remain for several weeks. 

Your skin may feel tight, dry and itchy during the week post treatment. It often begins to bronze, peel and flake about three days after treatment. You may notice the skin has a ‘sandpaper’ texture a few days afterwards.  

WHO IS NOT SUITABLE

Anyone who: 

  • Has skin cancer at the treatment area 
  • Has broken skin at the treatment area 
  • Has had a herpes outbreak in the treatment area 
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are unsure, contact your clinic.  

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
  • Hot skin similar to a sunburn like sensation which dissipates significantly within the first hour and is usually resolved within three to four hours.
  • Redness and swelling with most swelling noticeable the morning after under the eye area. This can last between two to three days. A rosy glow can remain for several weeks. 
  • Skin tightness, itchiness, and dryness (like sandpaper) which is usually resolved within three to four days. This is completely normal as the old, damaged skin cells are brought up to the surface and shed – leaving renewed, healthy skin. It is important that you do not scratch or exfoliate during the healing process.  
POST-TREATMENT CARE
  • Avoid scratching or exfoliating during the healing process
  • Cease using any active skincare products for the first week
  • Avoid sun exposure for two to four weeks and always wear SPF 50+ 
FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS

To achieve the best results, one to three treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart, are recommended for treating pigmentation or for overall skin rejuvenation. For treating scarring and deep wrinkles, four to six treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart are recommended. 

Annual treatments are recommended once desired results are achieved.  

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.

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