With so many lasers available, how can you determine which is right for you? Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care works with you to determine your needs and goals. However, if you simply want to know what the best, strongest laser is, meet the Fraxel Dual Laser. The latest 1550/1927 technology provides skin resurfacing at both superficial and deep layers. That means skin becomes brighter, smoother, and younger-looking after just one session. However, some clients may require or prefer multiple sessions spaced apart for optimal results.
Fraxel Dual is reserved for those with severe signs of aging. It is multi-purpose and can be used on the face, neck, back, arms, and hands. This resurfacing procedure actually reverses sun damage thanks to its dual wavelength technology. If you’re struggling with deeper lines and wrinkles, brown spots and hyperpigmentation, and general skin laxity and dullness, Fraxel Dual can bring your skin back to life.
Is Fraxel Dual for You?
If you have moderate to severe brown spots, deep wrinkles and lines, severe sun damage, scarring, discoloration (such as from surgical scarring), or actinic keratosis, Fraxel Dual can be a game-changer. It has incredible tunability, so full customization and flexibility is available with every session. Bear in mind that Fraxel Dual is a serious laser that offers serious results. This is not a lunchtime procedure where you can get right back to your Zoom calls. Fraxel Dual will require 4 – 6 days of downtime. Many patients consider it a non-surgical alternative to a facelift—it’s that effective. However, this also means you will need to plan for a recovery period.
Perhaps you’ve heard of other lasers and light therapies and are curious if the Fraxel Dual bests them. There are certainly some other options available, such as Clear + Brilliant. Fraxel Dual is one of the most aggressive and strongest of lasers, moreso than both Clear + Brilliant and IPL. The majority of clients who benefit from Fraxel Dual are in their 40s and 50s and have more intense scarring, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Interested in something even stronger than Fraxel Dual? You may be a candidate for the CO2 Fractionated laser or Classic CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. A consultation will determine your goals and the best option for you.
Why Choose Fraxel Dual if There are a Couple of Other More Aggressive Options?
It’s not unusual for clients with serious signs of aging to immediately gravitate towards the strongest laser, but that isn’t always the best approach. Rest assured that the results from Fraxel Dual are incredible and yet natural-looking. While treatment with the Fraxel Dual does require a few days of downtime, that recovery period is still much shorter than what you can expect when you opt for CO2 lasers. Since the Fraxel Dual is really two lasers in one, using both the 1927nm and 1550nm wavelengths, you get a personalized session that’s designed just for you. That personal touch plus a shorter recovery period are the two key reasons why so many clients prefer Fraxel Dual over CO2 lasers.
The Power of Dual Wavelengths
The two wavelengths offer very different yet complementary results. For example, the 1927nm wavelength is designed for superficial issues such as brown spots in the top layers of the skin. The 1550nm wavelength is meant for deeper concerns such as scarring and severe lines. Technically, either of these lasers can be used separately, but many patients benefit from combining them.
The 1927nm wavelength is a great option to reverse many signs of sun damage. This ranges from typical brown spots to unwanted freckles and actinic keratoses. The nickname “pigment buster” is well earned, and the revolutionary Thulium wavelength feature makes the Fraxel Dual a very in-demand option. It also works magic on superficial issues such as fine lines, lax skin, and poor skin texture.
The 1550nm feature is a non-ablative approach that helps turn back the clock on deep skin areas. It improves texture while stopping wrinkles and erasing signs of scarring. The results are fast and you’ll enjoy them immediately, but the skin also keeps getting better in the weeks following your treatment. Learn more about Fraxel Dual or schedule an appointment by calling Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care at (408) 688-2082.