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 laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Lori Polacek and our skin care specialist, Beth, can help you. Request a consultation online or call us at (401) 331-0202 and we will schedule your appointment.
- What Is Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing?
- Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Treatment
- Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Recovery
- Fraxel® Dual Before & After Pictures
- Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Cost
What Is Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing?
Fraxel® Dual is a patented laser system that provides dual wavelengths for two distinct levels of skin rejuvenation. The fractional laser technology addresses deeper issues like acne scarring and wrinkles. It also improves surface concerns such as hyperpigmentation, skin firmness and texture. We can customize the depth settings to respond specifically to your needs. 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
What Does the Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment Involve?
Prior to your Fraxel® Dual treatment, a topical anesthetic will be used to minimize discomfort. 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.
Sessions can be as quick as 15 minutes 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. Fraxel® can be customized to your skin needs.
What Can I Expect After My Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment?
You should notice immediate results after your Fraxel® Dual session. Your skin should feel smoother and firmer, and you should develop a healthier glow. Over the next 3 to 6 months, you should 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 her at your consultation. Some patients can benefit from Fraxel® Dual treatments in conjunction with other rejuvenating treatments, such as JUVÉDERM® injections, to maximize their results.
How Much Does Fraxel® Dual Laser Treatment Cost?
Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments like Fraxel® Dual cost an average of $1,200 per session. This total will vary depending on the specific skin conditions being treated and your desired outcome. Before your treatment, our staff will explain what your cost is estimated to be based on the details of you treatment plan.