Fraxel™ Dual Laser
For patients interested in improving the appearance of their skin, the Fraxel DUAL Laser may be the right option. Targeting the tone and texture of the skin, Fraxel™ provides patients with a more youthful appearance of the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs and back. The treatment can additionally address fine lines and acne scars for beautiful-looking skin, by activating the body’s own natural healing process.
Backed by extensive research, this safe, non-surgical procedure uses laser light to treat a number of issues that age the skin, such as surface lines and wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation/sun spots, melasma, actinic keratosis, and textured skin.
Patients about to receive a brachioplasty must not smoke or take blood thinners 3-4 weeks before surgery. The procedure itself is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Once the patient is anesthetized, Dr.Rednam marks the incision sites so the scars can be as hidden as possible.
During an arm lift, Dr. Rednam makes an incision on the inside or back of the arm. She uses liposuction to eliminate excess fat if necessary, while also tightening the arm’s supportive tissue with internal sutures. Lastly, she shapes and smooths the skin around the new structure of the arm. Some patients wanting a mild adjustment might be candidates for a minimal armpit incision, though this depends on the patient’s arm pre-surgery. Once the arm lift is complete, Dr. Rednam closes the incision with dissolving sutures or stitches that will be manually removed about two weeks after surgery.
Who Is a Candidate?
Patients who want to look and feel great but struggle with the appearance of damaged skin are great candidates for the dual laser treatment by Fraxel™. Skin problems can be caused by age, the sun, pollution, stress, and fatigue, hindering patients from looking as young as they feel. Effective for both men and women, Fraxel™ can help those who are seeking the following:
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Reduced wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
- Erased brown spots
- Improved appearance of acne and surgical scars
- Effective treatment for pre-cancerous cells (actinic keratosis)
Fraxel™ uses fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic lasers that have the power to penetrate deep into the skin. This allows the lasers to treat small areas of skin at once, leaving the surrounding, undamaged tissue untouched, promoting rapid healing. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing process, replacing old, damaged cells with glowing healthy skin. The treatment is typically administered more than once, depending on a patient’s desired aesthetic and recovery time.
Additionally, Fraxel™ is a dual laser, meaning the two treatment modes can be specifically tailored to a patient’s desired outcomes—providing both a superficial and deep laser treatment to the target areas. The 1550 laser penetrates deep into the layers of skin, targeting concerns such as wrinkles or scarring, while the 1927 laser targets the skin’s tone and texture, along with other surface signs of aging.
Results from the procedure are both immediate and progressive, meaning shortly after treatment, the surface of your skin will appear smoother and softer, have a more even tone, and look brighter. Deeper skin improvements typically take three to six months, as the skin continues to produce new collagen. These results are long lasting, but can vary depending on a patient’s age, lifestyle, original skin condition, and skincare regimen.
After the treatment, patients may experience swelling or redness which typically dissipates after a few days. After each session, patients experience a sunburn-like reaction, where their skin flakes and exfoliates, leaving behind fresh, and glowing smoother skin.