In today’s world, many factors combine to age our skin. One day we look in the mirror and our face doesn’t look quite as good as we wish it did. We may have fine lines and wrinkles or brown spots. Some of us have old acne scars, or even surgical scars, that contribute to the feeling that we don’t look our best.
When that day comes, we search for ways to improve the appearance of our skin. One of the safest and most effective ways to do that is Fraxel Dual treatments. At Mariposa MedSpa we can help you get the skin you want with Fraxel Dual rejuvenation. Our trained staff can customize a treatment plan for you, so you get the best possible results. Contact Mariposa MedSpa today to schedule your consultation.
What are Fraxel Dual Treatments?
Fraxel Dual treatments are FDA approved laser treatments using two microscopic laser columns that stimulate collagen production in your skin. They work from the inside out to smooth and tighten the skin, improve the texture and give you a fresh, rejuvenated look and feel. Using two lasers, the 1550 and the 1927, we are able to target only the specific area needing improvement. This allows for rapid healing.
How long does it take?
The entire procedure can take less than an hour, depending upon how much treatment is needed. If you need treatment in more than one area, or if skin damage is severe, treatment time could be longer and/or more than one treatment could be needed. The treatment is customized to the patient.
What can I expect after treatment?
In most cases, you will experience the feeling of a light sunburn immediately after treatment. Some patients may have dryness and minor itching or flaking and peeling. You should use a moisturizer to relieve the dryness and avoid direct sunlight. Occasionally, minor swelling will occur, but when it does, it typically subsides within a day or two.
How long is the recovery period?
Again, this depends upon the patient, the extent of the treatment or treatments and your individual reaction to the treatment. In most cases, the skin will be fully healed in several weeks. If you and your doctor determine that you need more than one treatment, they are typically scheduled approximately two to six weeks apart.
What results can I expect after the recovery period?
Fraxel Dual treatments typically result in smoother and fresher-looking skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes. Brown spots are gone and the skin has an improved tone and texture. Any old acne or surgical scars will be less noticeable or perhaps gone completely. The total effect is one of younger-looking skin.
The benefits of Fraxel Dual treatments are both short and long term. Immediately after the recovery period your skin will look brighter, feel softer and have a more even tone. As the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal over the next three to six months, you will see a progressive improvement.
Depending on your age and how you care for your skin, the results of Fraxel Dual treatments can last for years and be one of the best gifts you can give your skin.