Fraxel restore is the original Fraxel laser product, a fractionated Erbium laser that works at 1550 nanometer wavelength. It is non-ablative, heats the skin in pixilated columns that results in collagen stimulation over time, resulting in improvement of fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, and improvement in skin pigmentation (as well as tone and texture). The older Fraxel restore required a series of treatments (4-6) separated by about 2 to 3 weeks. The Dual’s 1550 has been modified to be faster, more effective, and more comfortable than the prior Fraxel restore laser. Usually patients will require 3 instead of 4 treatments with this laser as compared to the previous version. It is also effective for the treatment of acne, traumatic, and surgical scars.
Fraxel Dual laser adds another laser to the restore laser. The new wavelength is 1927 nanometers; it is a Thulium laser (say that a few times in a row). 1927nm is very specific and effective at treating brown pigment including sun damage lentigines (sun spots), aging spots, and studies are being conducted for the treatment of melasma. In a single treatment, remarkable clearance of pigment occurs within 7 to 10 days. The treatment is very tolerable, either with or without numbing cream. The face as well as the entire body can be treated. Unlike IPL treatments, usually 1 to 2 treatments are all that are necessary for fresh rosy skin.
Fraxel Laser Treatment is an innovative way to help your skin look younger and more even in tone. It can be used to treat wrinkles, acne and other scars, stretch marks, sun spots, and skin blotchiness. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, hands, and other areas of the body. It involves few risks with little to no recovery. Results are visible after the first treatment and continue to improve until maximum results are achieved.
Advantages of Fraxel Laser Treatment
Key advantages of Fraxel Laser Treatment compared to surgical procedures are:
- No scalpel, no stitches, no needles
- No general anesthesia – well tolerated with a topical anesthetic
- Convenience – the procedure takes about 30 minutes in an office setting
- High safety and proven effectiveness on multiple body areas
- Virtually no risk of complications or adverse events
- Natural, youthful-looking results