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Fraxel DUAL

Improving the condition and appearance of the skin is easy with a wide range of laser and IPL treatments available through The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology. Dr. Mary Pentel and her dedicated team of professionals have a myriad of laser therapies available for new and current patients that is unmatched by any other local dermatological office in the area, making her practice the best laser center to visit for skin concerns. When patients come to her practice asking about ways of addressing pigmentation concerns, sun spots, and precancerous lesions, treatments such as Fraxel DUAL may be suggested as a solution.

Fraxel DUAL is a non-ablative, non-invasive laser device that can be set at two different wavelengths. The first wavelength is more superficial and targets pigmentation concerns, while the deeper wavelength is dedicated to reducing surgical scars, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Patients can have the lasers set to a specific intensity custom-determined based on each patients’ specific concerns and desires. The Fraxel DUAL treatment can be used on any parts of the face, neck, chest, and hands, and it can help patients in achieving smoother more youthful-looking skin quickly and easily.

Patients of all skin types and colors can use the Fraxel DUAL treatment to improve their skin with minimal downtime. The treatment is done with topical numbing creams to improve comfort. Most patients will notice some redness and swelling for a few days after their treatment, so many tend to have these procedures done on a Friday to reduce the social downtime necessary. In many cases, patients will be scheduled for three to five treatments over the course of several months, spacing many of them approximately four to six weeks apart. Patients will begin to see dramatic changes in a few months after their very first treatment with continued improvement over time.

Dr. Mary Pentel of The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology may suggest Fraxel DUAL treatment for patients who are complaining of:
  • Poor texture of the skin
  • Large pores
  • Pigmentation such as melasma and sun spots
  • Scarring (acne, hyperpigmented, and surgical)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Actinic Keratosis (precancerous skin lesions)