Since the introduction of non-invasive fractional skin resurfacing over a decade ago, hundreds of thousands of men and women of all ethnicities have improved their skin with Fraxel lasers. The Fraxel Dual is the most advanced non-ablative resurfacing laser that works by delivering heat to targeted layers within the skin. The heat stimulates the production of collagen over time to improve tone and texture, while the surface of the skin is gently exfoliated. Through a series of treatments, the Fraxel Dual can improve fine lines and wrinkles, sun and age spots, rough skin texture and the appearance of enlarged pores, acne and surgical scars.
After a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment, all Fraxel Dual treatments are performed by the board certified dermatologists at Capital Laser & Skin Care. Our extensive experience with Fraxel lasers allows us to customize and blend treatments to address the specific concerns of each patient. Whether you would like to treat blotchy pigmentation, improve the appearance of scars or the signs of aging, our physicians can create a personalized treatment plan to provide you with the desired outcome.
Fraxel Dual laser treatments are typically easy to fit into a busy schedule. After topical anesthesia has been applied, treatments take from ten to twenty minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. The skin is pink and swollen for up to twenty-four hours then becomes “tanned” looking and feels rough like sandpaper. The sandpaper-like texture can last for several days. Gentle products will be provided to use after the treatment. On the day after treatment, makeup can be applied, and almost all patients feel well enough to return to their normal routine. Although Fraxel Dual treatments are typically healed completely within four to five days, it is important to wear sunscreen and avoid unnecessary sun exposure for several weeks following the procedure (or as outlined by your physician).
Within a week of a Fraxel Dual treatment, the skin looks refreshed. Over time, as the skin continues to produce new collagen, you will notice additional improvements in the tone and texture of the skin as fine lines, wrinkles or scars gradually improve in appearance. The final results of a Fraxel Dual treatment can take up to three to six months to appreciate. Depending on the skin concern, we may recommend a series of treatments to achieve optimal benefits.
We would love to speak with you and get started with your own personalized Fraxel Dual treatment. Give our office a call to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.