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Fraxel Restore Dual Skin Resurfacing and Acne Scar Treatment

Fraxel Restore Dual

The pursuit of radiant, youthful skin is a universal desire. With advancements in aesthetic technology, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments have become increasingly popular. LM SKINCENTRE Hong Kong introduces Fraxel Restore DUAL, a laser therapy that promises to rejuvenate and improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.

What is Fraxel Restore DUAL?

Fraxel Restore DUAL is a state-of-the-art, fractionated laser system that delivers energy in a controlled manner, offering both 1550 and 1927 wavelength. The non-ablative 1550/1927 treatment is specifically designed to stimulate collagen growth beneath the skin’s surface, resulting in a healthier glow, smoother texture, and an overall improved appearance. By creating microscopic laser columns, this treatment initiates a wound healing response without damaging the skin surface, leading to a rapid recovery time, typically ranging from 5 to 7 days.

Fraxel Restore DUAL laser treatment is used for:

  • Improving skin’s texture and tone
  • Shrinking the size of pores
  • Erasing age spots/brown spots
  • Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes
  • Smoothing acne scars
  • Rejuvenating skin on the neck, chest and hands

Fraxel Restore DUAL Laser Treatment Areas

The Fraxel Restore DUAL laser can be used to treat various areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, back, abdomen, and buttocks.

How does Fraxel Restore DUAL technology work?

Fraxel laser treatment uses fractional resurfacing, in which the laser treats only a small fraction of skin at a given time. The laser light reaches the innermost layers of skin, and stimulates collagen growth while leaving surrounding skin unaffected. The healthy cells in the untreated areas promote rapid healing of the entire area, resulting in faster recovery time and minimal side effects.

Which version of Fraxel Restore DUAL laser are we using?

Our skin centre uses Fraxel® Re:store Dual. This is the latest dual-band, non-invasive and safe fractional laser technology. Its 1550nm band has the ability to specifically improve sunken acne scars, restore smooth skin, shrink pores, refine skin, even out skin tone, and smooth wrinkles, while the 1927nm band can improve shallow dark spots (freckles, sunburn, age spots) which makes skin tone become more even.

What are the side effects of Fraxel Restore DUAL laser treatment?

Skin may feel as if it is mildly sunburned for about an hour after treatment. After that, discomfort should be minimal. Any mild swelling should subside within 2 to 3 days, and pink-looking skin, which indicates that the skin has been deeply treated, usually fades in 5 to 7 days. There will also be scabs which will falls off in around 7 days. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring.

New epidermal skin develops within 24 hours. It may have a bronze tinge for a few days to 2 weeks, and will likely flake and exfoliate as the old skin sloughs off and new skin takes its place. The new skin is highly sensitive, so direct sun exposure should be avoided for at least 2 weeks, and a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF should be applied daily.

Is Fraxel Restore DUAL Painful?

Some patients find the Fraxel treatment to be slightly uncomfortable. We’ll apply a numbing cream before your treatment. Our Fraxel Restore DUAL Platform uses cold air flow to cool the skin and increase comfort during treatment.

Is there any downtime after Fraxel Restore DUAL laser treatment?

Downtime varies depending on how aggressive your treatment is, but we’ll give you a better idea of what to expect during your consultation and pre-operative appointments. Performing routine activities, and shaving or applying makeup, can be resumed the next day.

How long does it take to see results from Fraxel Restore DUAL laser treatment?

Results are both immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in 2 to 3 months after the whole course of treatment, but the skin can continue to improve for up to a year. Laser treatment can improve skin quality and other skin problems.

How many Fraxel Restore DUAL laser treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient. It is usually recommended to have 6 treatment sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart, to achieve the optimal result. Each session targets a certain percentage of the skin’s surface. By the end of treatment, the entire target area will have been covered.

I Have a Big Event Coming Up. How Early Should I Schedule My Fraxel Restore DUAL Treatment?

Fraxel results are impressive, but it can take time to get your skin big event ready after treatment. Plan on a few days of redness and swelling followed by light flaking for 4-7 days. We recommend scheduling your event at least 2 weeks after a Fraxel treatment. For day-to-day events, you can generally use makeup to cover any redness after the first week.

Who is a Candidate for Fraxel Restore DUAL?

Individuals seeking to address common skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, sun damage, pigmentation issues, sun spots, age spots, and actinic keratosis (AK) are ideal candidates for Fraxel Restore DUAL treatments. This treatment is also safe for most skin types, including those with darker skin tones. If you’re unsure whether this treatment is right for you, LM SKINCENTRE offers consultations to help you make an informed decision.

What Can I Expect from a Fraxel Restore DUAL Treatment?

The Fraxel Restore DUAL treatment begins with cleansing the treatment area and applying a topical anesthetic cream to ensure patient comfort. The laser is then moved over the area, emitting light energy that creates microscopic wounds deep within the skin, without affecting the surface or surrounding tissue. This process triggers the body’s natural healing response, leading to collagen remodeling and the growth of new, healthy skin. The treatment typically takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, and patients are provided with specific aftercare instructions to optimize results. It is recommended that treatment sessions be spaced 1-2 months apart, with most patients requiring 6 sessions for optimal improvement.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fraxel Restore DUAL

How does a Fraxel treatment work?

Fraxel Restore DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that create a controlled microthermal damage zones in the skin. This process jump-starts the skin’s natural healing process to produce new collagen and resurface the skin.

What are the precautions?

Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and avoid using harsh skin products for at least 24 hours before and after treatment.

How long does it last?

It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it and follow a good skincare regimen to maintain results.

Does a Fraxel Restore DUAL treatment hurt?

Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied 30 minutes prior to treatment.

What are the potential results?

Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin, improved tone and texture, reduction of unwanted brown spots, reduced pore size, and improved skin radiance.

How much is Fraxel Restore DUAL Treatment in Hong Kong?

It depends on the number of sessions you want to get. Contact us if you want to learn more about the cost of Fraxel Restore DUAL Treatment.