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Fraxel re:store Dual

Fraxel took re: store to the next level by adding a new wavelength that will enable us to better address pigmentation (sun damage) on the entire body with minimal discomfort and down time.

How is this Fraxel technology different?

Fraxel uses a laser to resurface damaged skin. With this new technology there are now two laser treatment modes; one specifically treats concerns such as wrinkles or acne scarring that are deeper in the skin layers. The second treatment mode is new and effectively targets sunspots, age spots and tone and texture, which are more superficial.

What area of the body can be treated with the Dual? 

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms

What is the treatment like?

You will have a free consult visit prior to the treatment where the physician and nurse will go over all necessary skin preparations. You will also be given prescriptions to bring with you the day of the procedure. On the day of your treatment you should arrive 1 ½ hours prior to the procedure. You will have photographs taken for your chart and topical anesthetic applied. You will also be given oral medication to decrease any discomfort. The face takes approximately 30 minutes, while the chest, neck, hands, and arms require less time. Up to two body parts can be done on the same day.

What Fraxel re: store Dual help?

  • Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Areas of skin discoloration, sun and “age” spots including face, chest and hands 
  • Enlarged pores

What should I expect after the treatment?

During the first 24 hours after the treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned. It will be pink or red and you will probably have some swelling. Most redness fades within a few days. If the treatment is for brown sunspots you will bronze over the next week or two; and like sunburn, you will flake and exfoliate. You may use a mild moisturizer to minimize the dryness.

Are there any side effects?

Swelling and redness are the most common and are generally expected. They are typically minimal and subside with a day or two. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, peeling, and bronzed skin. There is also a limited risk of infection, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), or scarring. We will provide you with a complete list of instructions of everything you need to do following the procedure to reduce any chance of an adverse reaction. We are committed to providing you with best care and optimal results.

What precautions should I take after the Fraxel treatment?

You should wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sunlight for three months after your last treatment, and wear a wide brimmed hat when you are in the sun.

How many treatments will I need?

Every patient is different, but a series of 3 treatments is common. Some patients with only light sun damage may require just one treatment. A consultation, with one of our physicians, will determine the best plan of care for your personal expectations.

If you are interested in finding out more about on the Fraxel treatments we offer at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, please contact one of our two convenient locations for a free consultation.

Our doctors are Board Certified Dermatologists who have extensive training with a variety of lasers. Our physicians have had specialized training with Solta Medical (Fraxel) trainers, as well as at the Fraxel headquarters in San Francisco.

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