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What Is the Difference Between Fraxel Dual and Fraxel CO2 Lasers?

Have you ever wondered why celebrities always seem to have glowing, radiant-looking skin – regardless of their age? While each celebrity has his or her own skincare secrets, the truth is that Hollywood loves laser skin resurfacing, especially with Fraxel Dual and Fraxel CO2 lasers.

CO2 laser resurfacing uses the power of carbon dioxide to evaporate the top layers of the skin. These dermis layers tend to show off accumulated damage from the years, usually in the form of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. By removing these damaged skin layers, CO2 laser skin resurfacing helps to reveal the glowing skin that’s hiding underneath.

In terms of CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments, Fraxel remains a popular and trusted brand. In exciting news, Fraxel has added Fraxel Dual laser technology to their line of stellar products, leaving many people wondering:

“What’s the difference between Fraxel Dual and Fraxel CO2 lasers?”

The answer lies in what they’re designed to treat. While Fraxel CO2 lasers are excellent at treating a broad range of skin problems, the Fraxel Dual laser is programmed to specifically target and minimize pigmentation. That means if you have brown spots, sun damage, red scars, or any other discoloration of the skin, a course of Fraxel Dual laser treatments can help you achieve smoother, more even-looking skin.

Regardless of whatever treatment you choose to undergo, you should expect to go through 3-5 treatments (spaced 4-8 weeks apart). You should expect to experience redness, slight swelling, and skin sensitivity for the first week after each treatment. Most clients see final results within 3-6 months after their final Fraxel laser treatment.

Want to find out which Fraxel laser skin resurfacing treatment is right for you? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today!

Total Dermatology serves the greater Orange County area, including Newport Beach.


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