Fraxel DUAL® and Fraxel re:pair® SST Lasers

skinAt Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates, we maintain a state-of-the art medical spa equipped with some of the most advanced and effective rejuvenation technology available. Among the innovative options are two laser skin resurfacing platforms that are designed to address mild, moderate, and severe signs of aging and skin damage. The Fraxel® DUAL® and Fraxel® re:pair® lasers can be customized to suit your unique anatomic needs and expressed goals. During your initial complimentary consultation, our experienced medical aestheticians will discuss your areas of concern and develop a treatment plan tailored to your desired outcome.

Find out more about the Fraxel® DUAL® and the Fraxel® re:pair® by contacting our plastic surgery practice today. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical team can answer your questions or help you schedule a complimentary consultation.

What Is Fraxel® Laser Treatment?

Both the Fraxel® DUAL® and the Fraxel® re:pair® are fractional lasers that ablate the skin to generate cell turnover for a more youthful-looking appearance. Fraxel® DUAL® uses a combination of two lasers (Erbium and Thulium) to specifically reduce the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, sun damage, and mild to moderate signs of aging. This technique can be used on the face and the body, including the chest where sunspots often develop. Fraxel® re:pair® is a laser that can address more advanced treatment of deep wrinkles, uneven texture, sun damage, and skin inelasticity on the face and neck. Both techniques can stimulate collagen production, and the right approach for you will depend on many factors. Our skilled medical team will determine which method can optimize your results.

Fraxel® DUAL® and Fraxel® Re:pair® Procedure

Fraxel® lasers are designed to target the areas of concern while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This can provide enhanced, precision treatment with the least downtime possible. Microscopic beams penetrate into the epidermis and dermis (top-most and deeper layers of the skin), heating the tissue and encouraging collagen and elastin production. After the procedure, your body’s natural healing processes can create smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking skin in just a few weeks.

Recovery Experience

Treatment time will depend on the size and number of areas you would like addressed; however, many procedures can be completed in about 30 minutes. Fraxel® DUAL® is considered to be a gentler treatment for less advanced signs of aging, facial scars, pigmentation, and blemishes. Some redness and tenderness of the skin is normal, and these effects should subside within a day. Fraxel® re:pair® is designed for deeper wrinkles, the beginning stages of skin laxity, and uneven texture. Redness, tenderness, and mild swelling may continue for a few days, and most patients can return to work and normal activity after about one week. You should begin to see the benefits of Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing in about one-to-two weeks, with continued improvement over the next several months.

Which Fraxel® Repair is Right For You?

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Want to find out if Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing may be right for you? Contact us today for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation.