Fraxel Dual is the most advanced laser technology currently available for the treatment of photoaging, pigmentation, and acne scars. What makes this laser better than other lasers is that it actually has TWO wavelengths: a 1550nm wavelength to target the deeper collagen layers to address deep wrinkles or acne scarring, as well as a 1927nm wavelength to erase fine lines, freckles, and lentigos (sun spots) that can result from years of sun exposure.
Answers for Fraxel Dual Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Can I Expect With This Procedure?
A: On the day of your procedure, a topical numbing medication will be applied to the area to be treated, for 40-60 minutes. Then the procedure generally takes another 40-60 minutes. Your skin will have some pinkness and be slightly puffy for three to four days after your procedure. By day five to six there may be a slight ‘bronzed’ appearance as the overlying skin gently sloughs off. By 10 days you can appreciate your initial results but the skin will continue to remodel and improve for six to 12 months afterward.
Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A: One treatment can provide dramatic results. However, depending on your degree of photoaging or acne scarring you may benefit from an additional one to two treatment sessions.
Q: Do I Need to Stay Out of the Sun?
A: You should plan to use caution in the sun for several weeks after treatment. An excellent plan would be to wear a broad-brimmed hat and an SPF of 30 or higher during this time. Learn more about Fraxel laser treatments at Fraxel.com.
Find Success with Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment
If you want to learn more about how Fraxel Dual laser treatment may be right for you, contact Dr. Patricia Farris and Dr. Mamina Turegano at Old Metairie Dermatology by calling 504.836.2050 or contacting us online to schedule a consultation and get effective laser treatment today.
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