If you’d like to look younger without undergoing invasive surgical treatments that require weeks of downtime, then Fraxel re:store DUAL might be right for you. This fractional skin-resurfacing treatment has helped numerous patients get back their smooth, blemish-free skin.

What Is Fraxel Re:store DUAL?

This is an erbium-based non-ablative fractional laser treatment that’s perfect for skin rejuvenation. It uses thousands of microscopic pinprick laser beams to eliminate dead skin cells. This triggers the natural healing mechanisms in the body, refreshing and replacing old dead skin with a fresh layer.

Fraxel re:store DUAL works wonders on areas such as the chest, hands, neck, and face. It is capable of offering major improvement in the appearance of conditions such as:
• Melasma
• Age and liver spots
• Crow’s feet
• Brow lines
• Acne scars
• Surgical scars
• Stretch marks
• Dull skin
• Actinic keratosis
• Discolored skin
• Sun-damaged skin

And best of all, this procedure only requires a few days of downtime after treatment for recovery. Busy professionals can pop in for a session and then return to work quickly. Its natural results leave no invasive scars.

How Does Fraxel Re:store DUAL Work?

Before the treatment session, a topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the target areas. This prevents patients from feeling any pain during the treatment. Some feel like they’ve been out in the sun for too long, a sensation that vanishes after an hour or two.

Once the anesthetic takes effect and the skin is numbed, the laser handpiece is then passed over the treatment region. Because it is fractional, the laser targets 5% to 50% of the skin surface, meaning recovery is quicker than lasers that target 100% of the area. The skin cells that are not treated work to heal the damaged sections, resulting in faster healing.

The treatment offers immediate results in the form of brighter, softer, and smoother skin with a better overall complexion. Additionally, as time passes, the revitalizing effects continue in the deeper layers of the skin, creating improved results. Multiple sessions will be required to achieve the patient’s desired aesthetic goals. Any minor swelling and redness that might arise are only temporary.

Rest and recuperation will be key in the first few days. Stay away from the sun to maximize the speed at which you heal, and remember to wash your face twice a day with gentle cleansers. A vitamin C serum can further improve recovery.

Is Fraxel Re:store DUAL for Me?

Most people in generally good health are eligible for Fraxel treatments. You can combine them with cosmetic products such as Botox, Juvederm, or Restylane to further enhance their benefits. This combination approach (after the skin has recovered enough to tolerate additional skincare products) can help patients get the maximum value from their Fraxel treatments.

Give Your Skin the Gift of Rejuvenation

Well-respected physician Dr. Nicholas Lam has years of experience with Fraxel re:store DUAL and can help you decide whether or not the treatment is right for you. Schedule your appointment for a consultation – contact our office today.