Frequently Asked Questions – Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927

What is the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 system?

The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 system provides a non-invasive treatment that leads up to higher level benefits delivered in a doctor’s office allowing patients to regain a more youthful look to the skin. The Fraxel DUAL treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. The Fraxel DUAL system allows for deep and superficial resurfacing of larger and multiple body areas in a single session.

What’s new about the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure?

The new non-ablative Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 system takes the industry leading Fraxel technology to the highest level of effectiveness by adding a new laser wavelength that is optimized to treat pigment and other surface skin imperfection. The new wavelength (1927) is more comfortable, and now for the first time Fraxel can be used on larger treatment areas and multiple body areas at the same time.

How does the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure work?

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser is a non-ablative treatment which targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.

What does Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure feel like?

Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cooling is built directly into the new hand piece for improved patient comfort. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.

What kind of results can I expect from Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments?

The magnitude of visible improvement varies from subtle to dramatic. Patients experience:

  • Smoother, fresher, younger looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

How long does the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure take?

The treatment takes just 30 minutes for a full face with additional time for anesthetic application.

What will my skin feel like after the procedure?

After the procedure, you will have some degree of redness, swelling or a sunburn sensation, which are signs that your body’s natural healing process is building new skin from the inside out.

How long will the results last?

It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect the surface as directed. For conditions such as melasma, it is very important to avoid direct sun exposure. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.

Is the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure safe?

Fraxel has an excellent safety record. Of course, as with any procedure there’s always some risks. Your physician can discuss this with you during your consultation.

How much does the Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure cost?

The cost for the Fraxel procedure depends on the areas being treated. The physician will discuss his or her fees with the patient at the time of the consultation.

Is Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 FDA cleared?

The Fraxel 1927 nm wavelength is cleared by the FDA 510(k) to treat actinic keratosis. The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 is FDA cleared to treat pigmented lesions, acne scars, melasma, mild-to-moderate periorbital rhytids and surgical scars.

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 has received the CE Mark approval to treat pigmentation clearance and skin conditions on the face and large body areas all in a single treatment.