The 1927nm wavelength is mainly used for treating superficial skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation on the top layers of the skin caused by sun damage. The 1550nm wavelength is designed to improve skin texture by reducing deeper scarring and lines. The two lasers can be used separately or together, depending on the client’s needs.
Fraxel Dual’s 1927nm wavelength does a fantastic job of treating pigmentation changes related to aging and excessive sun exposure. This includes sunspots, freckles, and even pre-cancerous lesions also known as Actinic Keratoses. Known as a “pigment buster,” the 1927nm facet of the Fraxel Dual is revolutionary with its Thulium wavelength feature. This laser can also treat other surface-level skin concerns such as finer lines and generally poor skin texture.
The 1550nm feature for resurfacing uses a non-ablative fractional approach to treat deeper skin areas and to improve wrinkles, scarring, tone, and texture. This part of the Fraxel Dual offers fast results but also continues to improve the skin in the weeks and months following treatment as it encourages collagen production.