What is Fraxel Dual®?

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Fraxel is the original fractional laser treatment that works below the skin’s surface from the top down, addressing imperfections like fine lines, visible photoaging, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. Fraxel light energy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel only treats targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective.


Indications:

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  • Acne scars

  • Brown spots

  • Surgical scars

  • Pores tightening

  • Improves tone and texture

 

Treatment Timeline:

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25-30 min

3-5 sessions 4 weeks apart


Results:

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The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.


Things to Do:

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  • Make sure to use the ice the aestheticians may have given you

  • Use concealer over the treated area until the pigment flakes off (Some spots will not darken after treatment but will show signs of lightening about a week after treatment)

  • ALWAYS use sunblock! Even on a rainy, cloudy day, UV rays can still penetrate the clouds

  • Use a high-quality moisturizer


Things to Avoid:

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  • No traveling right after the treatment

  • Avoid exposing the treated areas to direct sunshine outdoors for the first 4 days

  • Do not swim in chlorinated pools or hot tubs for 2 days (the day of treatment and the day after) following the procedure

  • Do not use any masks at home for one week

  • Do not get any professional facials done for 14 days

  • Do not use abrasive or exfoliating cleansers for 14 days

  • Do not expose the treated area to extreme sun exposure (for example, several hours on the beach without a hat) for 6 weeks

  • Do not use fading or bleaching agents for 14 days

  • Do not use any products containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids, lactic acid, retinoids, glycolic acid, or vitamin C for 14 days


Side Effects:

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  • Some spots may appear darker immediately after the treatment (this is normal and indicates that the pigment will easily slough off in several days)

  • Some redness and swelling, which should subside about a few days after the treatment