The Fraxel Dual is a multifaceted device that treats a broad range of skin conditions, from acne scars and brown spots to melasma and stretch marks.
- Downtime: 1-7 Days
- Pain Level: Mild
- Results Duration: Long-Lasting
Aging symptoms, birthmarks, sun spots, facial lines and wrinkles, and pigmentation abnormalities
Redness, swelling, and flaking skin that may last up to 6 days after treatment
Mostly used on the face
No followup needed
Handheld device deliver fractional laser energy into the dermis
Topical or local anesthetic is available prior to treatment
Clearer, brighter skin tone, more even texture, and reduced aging symptoms
Initial results are apparent within 7 days
Fraxel Dual Treatment
Acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and fine lines are no match for the Fraxel Dual laser. The device uses 1550nm and 1927nm wavelengths to address many common skin concerns, such as signs of aging. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, Jordan V. Wang, MD, MBE, MBA, and the board-certified dermatologists use the Fraxel® Dual laser to promote healthy, younger-looking skin without injections or surgery.
Our physicians have the skill, training, and expertise to address your aesthetic concerns and help you attain radiant skin with comfortable treatments and as little downtime as possible. During your initial consultation, your dermatologist will evaluate your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals to ensure you achieve your desired results.
How Does the Fraxel Dual Work?
Clinical work carried out by the world-renowned in-house research center at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York directly influenced the currently approved treatments of the Fraxel Dual laser. Our board-certified dermatologists have harnessed the knowledge from these studies to safely and effectively treat common skin concerns.
Non-ablative lasers safely create tiny micro-channels in the skin to trigger the body’s own healing response. During this natural process, collagen production and cell turnover increase to tighten the skin and repair damage.
At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, the board-certified dermatologists can customize your treatment for your specific needs and goals. They can use the dual lasers separately or combine them for an all-inclusive treatment that addresses multiple concerns at once.
What Can the Fraxel Dual Treat?
With two available wavelengths, the Fraxel Dual can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including:
When Will I See Results?
It typically takes about 5-7 days for the skin to heal after a Fraxel Dual treatment, during which time you should notice improvements in your skin. Full results are generally apparent around 1-3 months after treatment.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
Most patients need a few days of social downtime after treatment, when you will be most red. However, cosmetic make-up can be used to cover this up. You can expect mild swelling, redness, and flaking during this time. After this brief period of downtime, another few days of flaking may continue.
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Q: Is the Fraxel Dual Safe?
A: The Fraxel Dual is safe and effective at enhancing the appearance of the skin. The device has been FDA-approved since 2005. Our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience with the Fraxel Dual laser and can customize your treatment to meet your unique needs.
Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A: Many patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment, while others can benefit from additional visits. Your dermatologist will evaluate your skin to better determine the right number of treatments for you.
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: Fraxel Dual treatments often offer long-lasting results. You can extend the efficacy of your treatments by investing in a high-quality skin care routine that includes daily sunscreen use.
Q: Are There Any Side Effects?
A: You can expect mild swelling and redness for at least 1-3 days after your initial treatment. After that, your skin may start to peel and flake for 2-5 more days.
Q: Am I A Good Candidate for Fraxel Dual Treatments?
A: Ideal candidates for Fraxel Dual treatments exhibit common signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and a lackluster complexion. It’s important to prepare yourself for at least 7 days of downtime to give yourself time to heal after treatment.
Our dermatology center in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, which spans more than 8,000 square feet, is a comprehensive cosmetic and medical dermatology facility. Our board-certified dermatologists are leaders in the industry who have trained under distinguished physicians to provide our patients with cutting-edge care.
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