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FRAXEL Laser in Orange County, California

FRAXEL DUAL – THE TWO-IN-ONE LASER SYSTEM

Orange County Fraxel Laser Treatments

Scars, wrinkles, and skin spots can strike people with even the most diligent skincare routine. Factors like age, genetics, and environmental damage all conspire to make you look older and more worn out than you may actually feel. Fortunately, there’s a way to fight back against these signs of aging — and it’s called Fraxel. In Orange County, California, Total Dermatology is the leader in non-surgical cosmetic treatments like the Fraxel laser. With decades of experience, Dr. Nissan Pilest has helped thousands of people realize their ideal look and reclaim their youthful appearance. Learn more about how Fraxel works and how Dr. Pilest can harness the power of light to restore your skin.

What is Fraxel Dual?

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With this system, you can have the benefits of gentle resurfacing and/or pigment reduction. The two laser wavelengths can be used independently or in combination to achieve excellent results.

  • Superficial melasma and unwanted pigmentation
  • Gentle skin resurfacing to combat sun damage and early wrinkling
  • Smoothing of Acne Scarring or other scars
  • Treatment of precancerous lesions referred to as actinic keratosis
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*Individuals Results May Vary.

FAST TREATMENT AND FAST RESULTS

minimal or no downtime

As many patients want a speedier resolution to brown spots and pigmentation, the Fraxel technology treats quickly with pleasing overall improvements and minimal or no downtime. Treatment is fast. The unique laser very quickly can treat your entire face in about 20 minutes. It can also be used to treat the chest, arms, and hands. The Fraxel Dual can offer two distinct but synergistic procedures to increase the overall improvement of anyone wishing to improve sun-damaged skin.

SKIN SOLUTIONS WITH FRAXEL DUAL

  • Superficial Melasma
  • Superficial Pigmentation / Rough texture from Sun Exposure
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Pigmentation Issues for all Skin Colors
  • Actinic Keratosis (Pre cancers)
  • Acne Scarring (See also Bellafill)
  • Surgical or Accident Scars
  • Early Wrinkling caused by natural collagen slow down
  • Diffuse superficial pigmentation irregularities on the skin of the face, hands, chest, and arms

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?

Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment.

To minimize discomfort, we will apply topical anesthesia to your skin before the procedure and use cold air during the procedure. The cold airflow follows the handpiece, so cooling is more effective than before. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in one to three hours.

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WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT?

Patients with superficial pigmentation often enjoy satisfactory results after one treatment.

Patients with long-term melasma or deep level pigmentation issues will likely need two or three sessions over a period of time as deep pigmentation must “rise” to the surface skin levels before it is affected by the laser. Treatment for sun damage and aging is usually provided in a series to get your skin back to its best and periodic treatments to keep the collagen production at desirable levels.

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CAN TREATMENT FOR BOTH SUN DAMAGE AND PIGMENTATION BE DONE AT ONCE?

There is no wait time between laser treatments. The dual-wavelength lasers are designed to be easily compatible and can be used in a single session. Typically the Thulium laser treatment is delivered as the first procedure when both pigmentation and either sun damage, aged skin texture, or scarring are also present.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER FRAXEL DUAL TREATMENTS?

Your skin will be somewhat reddened for about two days with a mild dot-like peel over the following four to five day period.

The new skin beneath will be cleared, smoother and more evenly toned. Good skin protection with SPF 30 or higher sunblock will protect your new skin and help prevent recurrence of pigmentation. Sunblock products with the triple ingredients of ecamsale (trade name mexoryl), avobenzone and zinc oxide will provide the most protection.

WHO WILL PROVIDE THE TREATMENT?

Dr. Pilest is a training physician for the Fraxel Laser systems and has used the Fraxel lasers since their initial entry into the dermatology field in 2004. Dr. Pilest has some of the most comprehensive experience with lasers in the entire Southern California area. Selected RN staff receive training directly from Dr. Pilest.

What are the risks?

Like any medical procedure, treatments with the Fraxel laser carry risks of adverse effects. Fortunately, these are generally mild and do not affect most patients. You and your treatment provider will discuss the potential risks and answer any questions you may have to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable every step of the way. Complications may include:

  • Burns or other skin damage
  • Scarring
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • White bumps (milia)
  • Infection

Are there similar treatments related to Fraxel Laser?

available treatments

No matter your reason for seeking out laser skin resurfacing treatments, you have options. We will take the time to talk you through the available treatments and help you find the one that fits your situation the best.

Laser

Total Dermatology offers other laser treatments like Clear and Brilliant, eMatrix, and Alexandrite. These function similarly to Fraxel but are designed to combat more specific conditions.

Radiofrequency

Instead of using lasers, radiofrequency (RF) therapies like Thermage use high-frequency energy to warm tissues under the skin and promote collagen production. This works well in combating wrinkles and skin laxity, but doesn’t offer help with scarring or discoloration.

Microdermabrasion

This technique uses abrasive, microscopic particles to gently remove dead and damaged skin. With a process like Silkpeel, you can realize smoother, softer skin in as little as one treatment session.

Topical

Treatments like Cosmelan DePigmentation Topical Treatment provide a regimen of anti-aging and depigmentation products to help clear skin in an easy and convenient way. Under the supervision of a cosmetic care specialist, these treatment plans typically run the course of several months and can be performed in the comfort of your home.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP – REQUEST A CONSULTATION

Ready to try out Fraxel for yourself?

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA, today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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