Fraxel DUAL Laser
In line with our mission to bring you the best available technology to address your skin needs, SW1 Clinic introduces the flagship Fraxel DUAL Laser to kick-start your skin’s natural rejuvenation processes for optimal skin rebirth.
SW1 Clinic pioneered the use of Fraxel® laser technology way back in 2005. Dr. Kenneth Lee was a regional trainer for Fraxel and teaches Fraxel laser treatments to other medical professionals in the region.
In the decade since Fraxel first pioneered true fractional laser, Fraxel Laser treatment has remained as the world’s leading premiere fractional laser resurfacing technology which addresses the many different aspects of dermal aging, providing remarkable overall skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime.
As the name implies, Fraxel DUAL is actually a two-in-one duo wavelengths (1550nm & 1927nm) laser system which can beused together or separately, customized to suit the varying needsand concerns of different individuals.
1550nm for Resurfacing
By inducing collagen remodeling, it helps to rebuild diminishing collagen stores over the next few months, leading to the reduced appearance of deep wrinkles and acne scars with an overall improvement inthe skin tone.
1927nm for Pigmentation
Used to address sun-related textural imperfections, busting undesirable superficial pigmentation such as solar lentigines (sun spots),lentigines (agespots) and ephelides (freckles) for a flawless mien. This stronger laser helps to improve fine lines, texture, pores, and even targets pre-cancerous skin cells known as Actinic Keratosis.
What Are the Benefits of Fraxel DUAL laser treatment?
The patented Fraxel® laser technology governing Fraxel DUAL laser treatment is the first and most extensively studied fractional resurfacing laser for ultimate skin renewal. It can be engaged as a primary or adjunct aesthetic treatment to combat the physical signs of aging or to age-proof yourself by keeping them in check. Some of the outstanding skin rejuvenating benefits of Fraxel DUAL are as follow:
✓ Improved skin tone with diminished appearance of fine lines and pore size for a smoother and fresher looking complexion.
✓ Reduced prominence of deep wrinkles including pesky Crow’s feet around the eyes (especially useful when Botox is currently not an option on your Beauty agenda).
✓ Improved appearance of any surface scarring including severe acne scars, old surgical scars and stretch marks.
✓ Targets unwanted superficial pigmented lesions such as sun spots and age spots on face, neck and limbs.
✓ Tackles other pigmentation issues like Melasma.
✓ Addresses Actinic Keratoses, a type of precancerous skin lesions.
✓ Skin resurfacing.
Study above showed that non-ablative fractional lasers (NAFL), including Fraxel DUAL, are effective as third line therapy options ahead of intense pulsed light (IPL) and Q-switch NdYag Lasers)
How Does The Fraxel DUAL Laser Work?
Fraxel DUAL laser uses the patented as Fraxel® (fractional) laser technology, which equates to faster healing time due to surrounding skin remaining intact
Fraxel DUAL Laser resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
By utilizing fractionated Erbium Laser (1550nm), Fraxel Dual Laser targets aging and sun-damaged skin with highly precise microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the dermis of the skin to stimulate collagen formation.
With each pulse, only a fraction of tissue is treated. The surrounding area which is left intact promotes faster skin healing, with significantly shortened recovery period and reduced downtime compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing techniques.
The added option of a Thulium fiber component allows dramatic correction to various pigmented skin lesions that cloud the complexion as the 1927nm wavelength is highly specific and effective against brown pigments found in abundance in sun damage lentigines (sun spots), age spots and freckles.
1. “Smart scanning” hand piece ensures consistency and safety 2. Fractional laser energies penetrate deep into dermis with calculated precision 3. Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top skin layer 4. Collagen stimulation leads to natural rejuvenation process— smoothens wrinkles and scars
“Fraxel DUAL is FDA approved and can be safely applied to effectively treat patients of all skin types. Its transformative skin benefits also extend to “off-face” areas such as the neck, decolletage, hands and just about any body parts that require a dermal reboot.”
How Is the Procedure Like?
A thin layer of numbing cream is applied onto the skin prior to treatment, and cold air is used during the procedure to cool down the treated area(s). Most patients describe the feeling of the Fraxel DUAL Laser treatment as an increased sensation of heat.
Immediately post treatment, your skin may appear pink or red and slightly swollen much like a sunburn. This sensation usually diminishes within a few hours and gradually disappears over the next day or two. Our patients in SW1 Clinic like to combine it with LED Red and Pearl Eclat facial add-on to speed up healing and enhance results.
What Kind of Downtime Do I Expect?
Day 1-2: For the first 24 hours, it is common to feel as though your skin is sunburnt, with redness and swelling that will gradually improve over the next day or two. Cleansing and wearing of makeup immediately is possible with no disruption to daily activities.
Day 3-5: The skin feels rough and over the next couple of days you may have mild flaky skin. For more intense sessions and depending on your healing process, flaking may continue for up to one week or more.
What Kind of Post Treatment Care Should I Be Aware Of?
As with most, if not all light and laser treatments, it is important to avoid unnecessary sun exposure and be adequately protected from any. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 50 or more to protect your skin during both the healing phase and for several months after treatment.
Avoid use of products containing harsh ingredients such as retinol and fruit acids (AHAs/BHAs); commonly found in many anti-aging products. It is ideal to keep skin well hydrated at all times with a suitable moisturizer.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
For smoother skin and a reduction in prominence of wrinkles and scars, clinical studies suggest 3 to 5 sessions done regularly at 4 to 6 weeks’ intervals.
Results are accumulative and progressively evident with each subsequent treatment performed. For best results, consider our comprehensive Lucent Dermal Program. For individuals dealing with skin pigmentation, depending on its severity and the pre-determined intensity of each treatment scheduled, satisfactory improvement to superficial blemishes (eg: sun spots, age spots, freckles) may be achieved after just 1 to 3 sessions. Due to the chronic, relapsing nature of the skin condition itself, Melasma on the other hand may require more sessions for appreciable clearance. In addition, the control of known risk factors with avid sun protection and avoidance of hormonal triggers play an important role in the maintenance of the positive effects achieved.