What is Fraxel?

Fraxel DUAL treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out, targeting aging , sun-damaged skin and scars without extended downtime. It features two lasers with different wavelengths in one device: one that targets pigmentation and sun damage and another that goes deeper to target wrinkles, texture, and acne scarring.

Fraxel DUAL works better than regular Fraxel and its competitors because it utilizes two wavelengths based on individual needs for the best results. This treatment repairs, refines and restores the skin by tightening and toning, leaving skin with improved color consistency and a youthful elasticity.

Fraxel DUAL works using a method that resurfaces the skin with by targeting a certain percentage (fraction) of the skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. This technique safeguards the healthy surrounding tissue during the procedure by treating only certain columns of skin tissue, promoting very rapid healing.

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frequently asked questions

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


First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.


Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.


It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it as described above. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.