Is Fraxel® DUAL Right for You?

Young adult woman in black clothes dress portrait. If you’ve tried all of the creams and serums to get the blemish-free, younger-looking skin you want and they haven’t done any good, you may be wondering what to try next. Facelifts are expensive and come with all kinds of negatives, such as cost and a lot of recovery time. Fraxel® DUAL may be the answer!

What Is Fraxel DUAL?

Fraxel DUAL is a treatment that uses laser technology to get down beyond the surface of the skin, into the deeper layers, to stimulate the skin to produce collagen and new skin cells. Collagen is a protein that provides elasticity and strength – it is vital for beautiful skin, but the body begins to make less of it as we age. Fraxel DUAL can help to correct:

  • Skin that has been damaged by the sun
  • Age spots and other pigmentation
  • Acne and other scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin condition
  • Tone and texture

What Is the Procedure for Fraxel DUAL?

To minimize discomfort, a topical anesthesia is applied before the treatment. Then, the laser is applied. Because the laser only treats a bit of tissue at a time, the surrounding tissue is untouched, which makes for a faster healing time.

Patients report no pain with a Fraxel DUAL treatment, just a feeling of heat. After the procedure, you may feel like you have a sunburn for about 24 hours, and your skin might look pink or red. You might also have some minor itching, dry skin, and peeling (applying moisturizer can help). You should avoid direct sun exposure for about 3 months, and wear sunscreen when you do go out into the sun.

You’ll see results right away, and you’ll continue to see improvement over the next few months, as new collagen, elastin, and skin cells are produced and replace damaged tissue. Most patients will need 3 to 5 treatment sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart.

Fraxel DUAL is a nonsurgical way to correct imperfections and to give you rejuvenated, healthy- looking skin. If you are wondering if Fraxel DUAL is right for you, contact AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Call (843) 849-9925 for an appointment today!

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