Fraxel Dual Laser for Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation

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Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to treat three patients (two being top Hollywood actresses) with the newest Fraxel laser, the Fraxel Dual Laser System. The Fraxel Dual Laser is indicated for the treatment of brown spots and sun damaged skin. Using a new wavelength and Thulium laser, the new Fraxel restore Dual Laser System is set to take fractional resurfacing to a new level. 

The laser is able to not only restore the skin on the face, but on large portions of the body as well. It treats sun damaged superficial skin and in a single quick and pain free office treatment greatly diminishes brown pigmented skin lesions. Both of our recently treated patients experienced no pain, 2 days of redness and minimal swelling followed by about 4 to 5 days of a thin peel. One patient went to work the next day while the other said definitely stay home for a day or two.

At 10 days, all of our patients commented how clear their skin appeared, and the most common reaction from friends, family, and co-workers afterwards was "Wow!' You must have make-up on!",  when in fact they did not. My initial reaction was the same, I actually asked them all to wash off their make up. There was also a noticeable improvement in the volume of their faces.

One actress had her hands treated with excellent results.  The other patients have commented that they want the treatment on their hands, arms, legs, and chest as well. The Fraxel restore Dual boasts several advantages, including greater ease of use for the physician and a shorter treatment time. Solta Medical (Hayward, Ca) states that the machine will allow greater comfort for the patient and faster results.

Fractional resurfacing is a procedure that has been largely limited to the face so the addition of an effective superficial treatment for the body is welcome. The Dual Laser will be used to complement the other Fraxel family of products, which includes the Fraxel restore laser system, the Fraxel repair laser system and the Fraxel refine laser system, which have swiftly become the cosmetic industry standard for fractional aesthetic skin rejuvenation treatment.

Fraxel brand fractional laser systems treat only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding area intact for fast healing, as opposed to traditional laser treatments, which are more aggressive.

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Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon