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Fraxel Dual Laser Skin Resurfacing

At Biscayne Dermatology, your premier state-of-the-art practice in Midtown Miami, we are proud to offer the Fraxel DUAL laser treatment, a leading technology for skin rejuvenation. Learn more about how this advanced treatment can benefit you.

What is the Fraxel DUAL Laser and How Does it Work?

The Fraxel DUAL laser is a non-invasive laser therapy providing a multitude of aesthetic improvements by targeting both the surface and deeper layers of the skin. It utilizes two wavelengths: 1550 nm for deeper penetration, addressing textural concerns, and 1927 nm for more superficial imperfections, such as pigmentation. The Fraxel Dual laser is a fractionated laser, which means that it strategically creates microscopic fractions of injury within the treatment area, leaving surrounding skin intact. This allows for more rapid healing and minimizes downtime. It also triggers the body’s natural healing process from the surrounding healthy skin promoting the growth of new and healthy collagen and skin cells.

What is the Fraxel Dual Laser Treatemnt Used to Treat?

Fraxel DUAL laser is versatile and effective in treating several conditions, including:

  • Fine lines and Wrinkles: Improves skin texture and tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps the body build new collagen
  • Periorbital Wrinkles: Smoothens and tightens the skin around the eyes
  • Scars: Reduces the appearance of scars from acne, surgery or trauma
  • Skin pigmentation: Helps in fading age spots, sunspots, and other pigmentation issues
  • Melasma: Targets and diminishes the visibility of uneven patches of brown skin
  • Actinic Keratoses: Treats and helps prevent this pre-cancerous skin condition
  • Skin Resurfacing: Improves overall skin texture, tone, and clarity.

How to Prepare for My Fraxel Dual Treatment?

To ensure the best results and reduce the risk of side effects, it is important to prepare properly for your Fraxel DUAL treatment:

  • Sun Protection: Wear broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. Avoid direct sun exposure before and after treatment.
  • Skin Care Products: Stop using retinoids and other exfoliating creams at least 1 week prior.
  • Special considerations: Notify Dr. Shagalov if you are prone to melasma or cold sores, as special regimens and medications may be necessary.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Follow a specific skin care regimen post-treatment to enhance results.
  • Downtime: one can expect between 5-7 days of downtime.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

Preparation involves cleansing the skin and applying a topical anesthetic for an hour before the laser procedure. The actual treatment takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.

Is Fraxel Dual Laser treatment Painful?

While discomfort varies, most patients feel a sensation of heat. We minimize this with topical anesthesia and cool air during the procedure. Post-treatment, the sensation is similar to an intense sunburn but typically fades within a few hours. In addition, we offer Pro-Nox, an analgesic gas treatment, to further ensure comfort during the procedure.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

An effective regimen usually involves 3 to 5 sessions, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Sessions may be adjusted based on your specific needs and results appear gradually, peaking around 2 to 3 months after treatment.

How Long Do Results Last?

Improvements continue for up to 6 months post-treatment, with results lasting longer if properly maintained. Periodic maintenance treatments might be recommended depending on the condition treated.

Is Fraxel Dual FDA Cleared?

Yes, the Fraxel DUAL laser is FDA-cleared for a variety of skin conditions including but not limited to the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, surgical scars, pigmented lesions, melasma, and actinic keratoses. This certification ensures that it meets strict safety and efficacy standards.

Why Choose Fraxel DUAL at Biscayne Dermatology?

At Biscayne Dermatology, we ensure that you receive the highest standard of care in a comfortable and professional setting. Led by our double board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Devorah Shagalov, our team is committed to delivering personalized care using cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to help you achieve your best skin health in a welcoming and professional environment.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how Fraxel DUAL can rejuvenate your skin and boost your confidence.

At a Glance

Dr. Devorah Shagalov

  • Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
  • Recipient of numerous dermatology awards
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