Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City & Nearby Central Oklahoma
If you are concerned about melasma or uneven pigmentation of your face, neck, hands or chest, there’s a new solution for you: Fraxel Dual treatments.
What Kind of Results Can You Expect from Fraxel restore Dual Treatments?
The magnitude of visible improvement varies from subtle to dramatic. Patients can experience:
- Decrease of unwanted brown spots and uneven pigmentation
- Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
Fraxel introduces a completely new wavelength that allows for predictable and consistent improvement in the dark patches and uneven pigmentation of the skin, including melasma. The wavelength allows for consistent corrections in uneven pigmentation. It works by eliminating the uneven pigments over 4-7 days.
Fraxel Dual: Two Wavelengths
Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
The information above should not replace a face-to-face consultation. Individual results may vary depending on the extent of the problem you have. To meet with Dr. Panchal, call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 today.
What Is the Fraxel Restore Dual system?
The Fraxel Restore Dual system provides a non-invasive treatment, delivered in a doctor’s office, that allows patients to regain a more youthful look to their skin. Fraxel Restore treatments resurface your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. The Fraxel Restore Dual system allows for deep and superficial resurfacing of larger and multiple body areas in a single session.
What’s New about the Fraxel Restore Dual Procedure?
The new non-ablative Fraxel Restore Dual system takes the industry-leading Fraxel® technology to the highest level of effectiveness by adding a new laser wavelength that is optimized to treat pigment and other surface skin imperfections. The new wavelength is more comfortable, and now, for the first time, Fraxel can be used on larger treatment areas and multiple body areas in a single treatment.
How Does Fraxel Work?
The Fraxel Restore Dual laser is a non-ablative treatment which targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen.
And, since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. Fraxel Restore Dual treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
What Does the Procedure Feel Like?
Most patients describe an increased heat sensation during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and a cooling system is built directly into the new handpiece for improved patient comfort, as well.
After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, a feeling which usually subsides in one to three hours.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The treatment takes just 20 to 25 minutes for a full face, with additional time for anesthetic application.
What Will My Skin Feel Like after Fraxel?
After the procedure, you will have some degree of redness, swelling, or a sunburn-like sensation, which are signs that your body’s natural healing process is building new skin from the inside out.
How Long Will the Results Last?
It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect the surface as directed.
For conditions such as uneven pigmentation, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. We will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.
"I have been a patient of Dr. Panchal for almost 15 years. He and his staff are the best at everything they do. They have communicated clearly with me my choices for aging gracefully and with dignity and answered my questions thoroughly regarding any procedures we discussed that might be appropriate. Their compassionate care and professional expertise have always been the ultimate . I highly recommend that anyone considering the services they offer choose Genesis Clinic for the best care and expertise."
Is the Fraxel Restore Dual Procedure Safe?
Fraxel has an excellent safety record. Of course, as with any procedure, there are always some risks. We will discuss this with you during your consultation.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients with uneven pigmentation and minimal wrinkles will need, on average, four treatments. Those with both uneven pigmentation and wrinkles may require additional treatments.
A determination will be made at the time of your consultation.
Is Fraxel Restore Dual Cleared by the FDA?
The Fraxel Restore laser is FDA-cleared for the treatment of pigmented lesions, acne scars, melasma, mild-to-moderate wrinkles around the eyes, surgical scars, and actinic keratosis (sun damage).
What Is the Downtime from the Fraxel Dual?
With the 1927 wavelength for uneven pigmentation, you will have your skin peel over three to five days. You will get an appearance of sunburn (minus the pain) for five to seven days.
It is unlikely for you to have any significant blistering or oozing.
Fraxel-II® Laser Treatment: 1550/1927 Wavelengths
With today’s emphasis on active, healthy lifestyles, most men and women feel a lot younger than they look. Fortunately, there is a new aesthetic laser solution that provides a fresh chance to turn back the clock on aging.
Fraxel can be used to improve conditions present in superficial and deep layers of the skin. FDA-cleared indications include:
- Skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles on face and neck
- Treatment of wrinkles around the eyes
- Treatment of pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sun spots and melasma
- Treatment of scars resulting from acne, surgery or trauma
After Fraxel laser treatment, skin generally feels softer, looks smoother and tighter, and pores are usually smaller.
To appreciate the benefits of Fraxel, think of a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch-up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one area at a time, or a photographic image is altered pixel by pixel, the Fraxel laser improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of microscopic laser spots. It’s like digital photo editing software for your skin!
Fraxel can be performed in our office using topical anesthesia and oral medications. Treatment takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area(s) being treated. Because the procedure does not “ablate,” or remove the outer skin layer, patients can resume routine activities more quickly. There is no skin breakdown or any weeping or peeling of the skin. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in about three days. The skin will have a pinkish tone for five to seven days
For optimal improvement, a series of four to six treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart, has been shown to be most effective. Results are both immediate and progressive, with noticeable and beneficial effects accumulating over one to three months.