There are so many lasers out there, how do you know which one is best? The key lies in finding a great board-certified dermatologist who is an expert in medical and cosmetic skin conditions and specializes in lasers to secure their expert opinion. Why? There are so many different types of lasers in the cosmetic marketplace, and it is difficult for a lay-person to know which one is best for your desired cosmetic skin rejuvenation and enhancement goals.
Schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss your specific skin renewal concerns and examination of your skin. Your dermatologist can then advise which laser is best to help you achieve your desired cosmetic results. Dr. Rebecca Baxt states that, “There may be more than one treatment modality to address your various skin concerns. It’s important to know what specific laser technology is FDA-approved to treat the various skin conditions and concerns and most importantly is the laser safe for your skin type and color.”
Dr. Baxt, medical director of BAXT CosMedical® offers a variety of laser and light source technologies to address skin damage and renew your face to a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
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One of Dr. Baxt’s preferred facial rejuvenation procedures is Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing. This sophisticated laser offers patients the benefits of fractional laser resurfacing. Fraxel® is a great all-around resurfacing laser that has a proven history of safety and effectiveness.
Ever since its emergence as a laser skin rejuvenation device, Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing has been a market leader for a variety of reasons, including:
- Clinically Proven Effectiveness
- Safety Profile
- No Surgery or Injections
- Ease of Use
- Minimal Downtime
Dr. Baxt advises her patients that, “fractionated lasers, such as Fraxel®, are also an option on all skin types, tones, and colors.” In 2007 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Fraxel®, a skin-resurfacing laser device manufactured by Reliant Technologies. Dr. Baxt has been using Fraxel® for many years with positive results for her patients.
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What Does Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Dr. Baxt commonly uses Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing for people with the following conditions:
- Acne & Acne Scarring
- Effects of Aging Skin (e.g., sun damage, wrinkles)
- Hyperpigmentation and Melasma
Fraxel® works effectively for patients with these conditions. Fraxel® also helps improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin on the chest, neck, hands, and other body areas. Fraxel® Dual has two wavelengths, and it works well for reducing hyperpigmentation/ sun damage, as well as treating scarring (including acne scarring), fine lines, wrinkles, and evening out skin tone. Plus, it has been consistently effective for many years.
How Does What Does Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Work?
Fraxel® treatments target aging and sun-damaged skin. Fraxel® Dual works by creating tiny microtrauma underneath the surface of the skin to help expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. New collagen grows at the treated sites resulting in refreshed skin.
Since the laser precisely treats only a fraction of the tissue at a time, the surrounding tissue is left intact. The Fraxel® laser only triggers inflammation in little spots throughout the skin rather than covering a larger area, so there is less risk of skin darkening after the treatment.
Fraxel® has two versions, the dual otherwise known as restore, or the repair. The Restore/Dual Fraxel® has two wavelengths, one is better for collagen stimulation, and one is better for hyperpigmentation, but both wavelengths give great results.
Dr. Rebecca Baxt explains, “the Fraxel® repair is a deeper resurfacing and is used more rarely, and requires sedation type anesthesia and more downtime. Most physicians use the Fraxel Dual/Restore®, for in office treatments with minimal downtime and topical numbing cream only.”
Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing requires a few treatments in a row for best results. Typically, we start with three treatments once a month or so. On occasion, especially for acne scars, Dr. Baxt will do five treatments in a row. Fraxel® treatments can be done at BAXT CosMedical®, in Paramus, NJ during an office visit with topical numbing cream.
What Can I Expect After My Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Treatment?
Dr. Baxt explains that after treatment, “Fraxel® causes redness for a few days–it looks like a bad sunburn with redness and swelling.” However, Fraxel® does not break the surface of the skin which is why it is so safe.
What Results Can I Expect From My Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing Treatment?
You may see results after one treatment and more results each time you have a Fraxel® treatment. Patients notice improvements in skin tone, texture, and pore size. Fraxel® makes noticeable and lasting changes in the skin. However, we are all still aging, and we will continue to lose collagen as we age which is why acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles look worse over time. Dr. Baxt recommends once per year maintenance for most of our patients.
Why Consult a Board-Certified Dermatologist for your Laser Treatment?
There are so many lasers out there with catchy names that pop-up on social media almost constantly, and many of them are new and likely to work well. However, Fraxel® has a proven track record of reliability and safety. Here at BAXT CosMedical®, it is an established laser treatment performed by an experienced board-certified dermatologist who is an expert in skin.
Dr. Baxt strongly advises consumers to “beware of the MediSpas with non-experts and practitioners who rent their lasers periodically and only perform treatments on certain days. Best to stick with an expert who owns their laser and uses it daily or weekly and is very experienced.”