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The Dermatology Institute of Victoria is one of Victoria’s leading Fraxel clinics. We have over 10 years’ experience and our procedural nurse Melissa Daniell was the regional Fraxel trainer.
WhaT Fraxel dual treats
How does the procedure work?
Fraxel Dual is a non-ablative fractional resurfacing laser, meaning that treatment is performed over an entire area of concern but the system will pick out only a fraction or a percentage of the skin to treat. The non-ablative element means the laser cooks a cylinder of tissue, forcing the skin to remodel itself, but does not remove it directly. The fractional method of treating ensures that healing will be relatively simple but at the same time, allows for significant and sometimes deep treatment to be performed on selected sites. The Fraxel Dual offers two different wavelengths.
The 1550nm penetrates deeply and stimulates collagen remodeling through heat, making it a very effective treatment for acne and other types of scarring, textural issues caused by sun damage and fine lines and is great for general rejuvenation.
The 1927nm wavelength superficially treats where pigment lives in the skin, so effectively targets pigmentation, freckles, age spots and lesions caused by sun damage. Both wavelengths can be used to treat pores. Depending on the condition being treated, a course of treatments may be required.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
A local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the area prior to treatment and occasionally oral or other analgesia will be used. It is normal to feel some pain with this procedure. Protective eye wear is worn by the patient during the procedure. After the procedure, a minimum of 15 minutes is required to ice the treatment area.
What can the patient expect after the procedure?
The patient will experience a feeling similar to mild sunburn for one to two hours following treatment. Their skin may have a bronzed appearance for three to fourteen days and may vigorously exfoliate, especially if the 1927nm has been used. Swelling is common for two days afterwards, especially with the 1927nm. Complete healing time takes up to two weeks although, “social downtime,” consisting mainly of redness and swelling is approximately two days with the 1550nm, but a little longer with the 1927nm wavelength.
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The div team demonstrates the Fraxel dual procedure
The Fraxel Dual procedure is extremely popular as it produces great results. Its two wavelengths mean it can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions including: acne and other types of scarring, textural issues caused by sun damage, fine lines, pores, pigmentation, freckles, age spots, lesions caused by sun damage and is great for general rejuvenation. In this video the team at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria demonstrate the Fraxel procedure.