Years of sun exposure and other environmental and genetic factors can cause brown spots, wrinkles and rough patches that give skin an aged appearance. At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery near Providence, Rhode Island, the Fraxel Dual laser corrects these types of damage. At the same time, this non-ablative laser skin resurfacing method is a gentle yet effective route to healthier, younger-looking skin.
If you would like to learn more about Fraxel Dual, Providence, Rhode Island plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Polacek and her staff have the answers. Request a consultation online or call us at (401) 331-0202 and we will schedule your appointment.
About Fraxel Dual
This patented laser system provides dual wavelengths for two distinct levels of skin rejuvenation. Fraxel Dual addresses deeper issues like acne scarring and wrinkles. It also improves surface concerns such as hyperpigmentation (brown spots), skin firmness and texture. We can also customize the depth settings to respond specifically to your needs.
Using microscopic columns of laser energy, Fraxel Dual treats only a fraction of the skin, leaving tiny treatment zones surrounded by healthy, untreated tissue. Your body is stimulated to create healthy new skin to replace damaged cells, without the raw wounds created by ablative lasers. This allows for a more comfortable treatment as well as reduced downtime. Fraxel Dual also stimulates collagen production to increase your skin’s elasticity.
Fraxel Dual is a valuable tool for responding to:
- Facial wrinkles
- Brown spots
- Scars from acne or surgery
- Pre-cancerous lesions
- Skin imperfections on the face, chest, neck, back, arms, legs and hands
Fraxel Dual Treatments
We use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during all of our Fraxel Dual treatments. Sessions can last 25 minutes or more for your entire face. Your treatment will last longer if you are targeting multiple areas of your body. The depth of your Fraxel treatment and the extent of your skin damage will also determine the length and nature of your recovery time.
You should notice immediate results after your Fraxel Dual session. Your skin will feel smoother and firmer, and you will develop a healthier glow. Over the next 3 to 6 months, you will see continued improvement as your body produces more collagen and new, healthy skin. Because of its gentler nature, Fraxel Dual may require more sessions than required by CO2 laser skin resurfacing to achieve your desired effect. However, the recovery period is often shorter and milder with Fraxel Dual.
Our skin care specialist, Beth, performs our Fraxel Dual treatments. You can discuss your skin concerns and the details of Fraxel Dual with them at your consultation. Some patients can benefit from Fraxel Dual treatments in conjunction with facial plastic surgery to maximize their results.
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