The Fraxel dual laser uses two different wavelengths (dual—get it?) to treat common skin concerns. The first wavelength treats the superficial stuff, like pigmentation, and the second treats fine lines, wrinkles and scars. Unlike more aggressive lasers, Fraxel is a fractional skin resurfacing treatment, which means it only targets part or, a fraction, of the skin at a time.
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The treatment itself won’t take more than 20 – 30 minutes but you’ll need to factor in at least another hour for the numbing cream to work before we get started. Afterwards, you can expect about a week of downtime, which will include red, tender skin (similar to a sunburn) and peeling.