What is the
Fraxel Dual Laser?
The Fraxel Dual Laser is a non-ablative, resurfacing laser in that it targets only the deeper structures of the skin, retaining the top-most layer to keep downtime minimal or close to zero.
Fraxel Dual Laser
The Fraxel Dual Laser is an all-rounder laser, and is often used for skin rejuvenation and reducing skin irregularities like scars or blemishes.
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Tightens saggy skin
Stimulates collagen growth to lift loose skin
Treats big pores
When skin tightens, pores become smaller
Evens out skin tone and treats melasma by peeling away pigmentation
Dark eye circles
Promotes skin renewal to lighten pigmented skin in the undereye area
Treats acne scars
Skin resurfacing helps lighten acne scars and blemishes
How does it work
The Fraxel Dual Laser treats the skin using two wavelengths:
- 1550nm erbium:glass (Er:glass) laser mode penetrates deep into the skin to address wrinkles and acne scars.
- 1927nm thullium laser mode addresses problems with skin tone, texture, pigmentation, and other more superficial skin growths or signs of ageing.
Why does Fraxel Dual Laser treatment have less downtime?
The Fraxel Dual Laser resurfaces our skin, removing layers of skin tissue in a “fractionated method”, where columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing.
This means that the recovery time from this non-ablative laser would be shorter compared to traditional ablative lasers, which remove a thin outer layer of skin to achieve the desired result.
As a result, the Fraxel Dual Laser:
- Promotes new skin growth from inside out
- Offers faster healing with less redness and downtime compared to ablative lasers
What to expect
Numbing cream would be applied on the treatment area before the procedure.
One session could take 30 minutes to an hour to complete depending on the treatment area. The doctor may target specific areas before treating the entire face.
Your skin may be red or tan looking for about three days. You can apply makeup and resume normal activities immediately. Always apply sunscreen before going out.
Post Laser Treatment BFFs
These two complementary products are essential for optimal recovery:
- Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence
Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence cools down the heat you may feel post-laser and reduces any post-laser redness. It contains chamomile, liquorice, and witch hazel, which are known for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream
Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream contains vitamin K and arnica extract to accelerate recovery.