How This Treatment Can Help You Achieve the Look You’ve Always Wanted
As we age, our skin goes through various phases of transformation. Our skin reacts and performs according to our lifestyle, stress, fatigue and what we consume daily. The climate we live in, prolonged exposure to the sun, various pollutants and everyday toxins from the environment also expedite and attribute to the skin’s aging process. As a result of regular contact with these adverse elements, your skin may experience dryness, age spots, a crepey appearance, wrinkling and other issues that make skin appear dull and aged.
Consider how the youthful glow of our skin and bounce back qualities from skin’s natural elasticity begins to fade as we get older. Lines eventually begin to set in. Some are deeper than others, and they appear in the areas that are most prevalent on our faces, like our eyes and mouth. In response, you may begin to feel self-conscious about your appearance. There are ways to prolong and reverse the aging process, however. Consider the Fraxel dual laser resurfacing treatment, as well as other non-abrasive and non-ablative methods.
What’s the Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment and How Does it Work?
The Fraxel Dual laser treatment is a non-invasive laser treatment that helps to resurface and renew the skin while actively treating common signs of aging. This is a non-surgical treatment option meaning there are no injections or cutting during the phases of the treatment. This makes it an ideal treatment for those that don’t have a lot of time to recover. The results of the procedure usually start within one week and continue to improve over the next six months., Following a series of three to six Fraxel Dual treatments, you will see a big difference in the quality and appearance of your skin. Downtime with this procedure will range from three to five days depending on the intensity of the treatment.
Fraxel Dual is both a preventive and a corrective treatment that targets a variety of conditions of your skin in small parts, or fractions. Your specialist controls the amount of skin resurfacing that will be performed. In general, about 15-20% of the skin’s surface is treated at once to minimize downtime. This is in comparison to ablative, C02 or Erbium laser treatments. The power of the smart technology in the dual lasers allows to control the depth of the lasers. This will enable us to target specific problematic areas, getting you the best results possible.
The process involves the two lasers working in sync while targeting different layers and depths of the skin. The wavelength of the 1550 thulium laser penetrates the surface layers of skin. This process helps to rebuild collagen while erasing fine lines and wrinkles. The 1927 thulium wavelength goes after sun damage, brown spots, and pigmentation in the skin. The depth of the lasers can reach up to nine microns, going right to the heart of advanced pigmentation itself. Fraxel Dual Laser treatment is considered an advanced method of treating aging skin since it can treat melasma. Melasma was once considered non-correctable in the medical industry.
What Kind of Skin Conditions Will Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment Help?
Fraxel Dual Laser treatment will treat, prevent and help correct the following common skin conditions:
- Sun Spots and Damage
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Age and Liver Spots
- Actinic Keratosis
While effects can be seen after a single treatment, especially if dealing with sun damage and discolorations, some patients may require several rounds of the therapy for the best results when dealing with skin texture, wrinkles, and scars.
Will Happen After the Treatment is Performed?
Downtime is minimal compared to invasive treatments, however, there will be some side effects from the Fraxel Dual Laser therapy. Most clients will experience redness and swelling for a few days after having the treatment performed. The length of recovery time, swelling and redness that is experienced is dependent upon the depth of the treatment that was performed.
The customer’s skin type and conditions treated will also be factors in the healing process. You’ll also experience some peeling as the old, dead skin continues to shed its layers. Peeling can last up to a week and you may feel as if you’ve experienced sunburn while you are healing. However, once the skin has completely rejuvenated itself, what you will have as a result will be some of the most vibrant and conditioned skin you’ve seen in years.
If your goal is to look your best, turn back the hands of time and get back that youthful glow, then consider this non-evasive laser procedure. The first step is to book a consultation with us to get the precise care and advice you need that will help guide you toward making the most informed decision on a skin resurfacing treatment.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.