Our New Jersey plastic surgery center offers the latest technologies associated with laser skin resurfacing, a treatment that peels away the top layer of damaged skin to reveal a fresh, new layer. Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 is the latest in Fraxel technology, with two treatment modes to effectively target both the surface skin and deeper dermal layers for smoother, fresh looking skin. Fraxel Dual 1550 penetrates deep into the dermal layers of the skin to treat wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne scarring while the 1927 mode treats the more superficial signs of aging, such as age spots, sun spots, skin tone, and texture. Before all skin treatments, the trained staff at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery , use the Visia Complexion Analysis so each treatment can be specifically tailored to each individual’s unique combination of deep and superficial skin care needs.
Fraxel procedures use fractional laser technology to penetrate the top layer of the skin. Depending on the laser setting, different amounts of energy can be applied to stimulate the creation of collagen and to resurface the skin. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will use the Fraxel “smart scanning” hand piece to achieve the best possible result. In addtional to treating the face, neck and chest, Fraxel is can be used on the hands, stomach, upper and inner arms, legs, thighs and buttocks.
Fraxel Restore uses a non-ablative fractionated erbium laser, which differs from an ablative laser in that it limits downtime for patients and the procedure requires topical anesthesia but no general anesthesia. The laser setting used for Fraxel Restore targets the skin’s dermis, which is ideal for patients with fine lines to superficial wrinkles, mild to moderate uneven pigmentation and acne scars. It is suitable for all skin types.
Fraxel Repair uses an ablative fractionated CO2 laser, which requires some downtime, as well as anesthesia in some cases (depending on the nature of the procedure). The ablative laser penetrates past the skin’s dermis, facilitating the tightening of the skin’s laxity. Fraxel Repair usually requires 2-3 days of wound care, sometimes longer, and then a week of social downtime with standard cleaning, moisturizing and sun protection. This procedure is ideal for patients with moderate to severe wrinkling, moderate to severe uneven skin pigmentation, loose skin and severe acne scarring. It is generally preferred for those with lighter skin types.
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What to Expect
During Fraxel 1550/1927, patients should anticipate mild to moderate discomfort during their procedure depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment. A topical anesthesia cream is applies prior to treatment to maximize comfort. Although redness and minor swelling in the treated areas are common immediately following the procedure, patients undergoing Fraxel laser resurfacing will have minimal disruption to their daily routine.
Fraxel Laser FAQs
Individuals who are seeking an alternative to chemical peels and dermabrasion and who are not comfortable with a surgical procedure are among the most ideal candidates for Fraxel. Additionally, patients who have had extensive sun exposure and have stubborn brown spots and/or pre-cancerous lesions that need an effective remedy for these skin problems.
How Long do the Results Last?
The results will vary patient-to-patient depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Visible results have been present up to 5 years following treatment with proper skin health maintenance. Since Fraxel treatments are non-ablative, they can be repeated as many times as your board-certified plastic surgeon deems necessary.
How Many Treatments?
The amount of treatments required to obtain optimal results will vary depending on skin type, degree of treatment required, etc. Generally, patients that choose Fraxel can expect to receive 3-5 treatments with 4-6 weeks in between treatments. Results are both immediate and progressive. This structured treatment plan allow for appropriate healing and production of collagen and elastin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3-5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location