The fractionated technology featured in our Fraxel Dual laser works from the inside out, rejuvenating your skin by promoting new collagen production and skin cell growth.
We'll prepare your skin before we start the laser treatment, and we can apply a topical numbing agent if you're especially worried about experiencing potential discomfort. Then we'll use the laser to treat your skin concern. Treatments generally last no longer than an hour.
Before we commence treatment, we'll assess your skin. In an initial consultation, we'll use our Clinical Imaging Technology to view your skin through different filters. We look for things like pigmentation, scarring, and broken capillaries.
Fractional resurfacing uses two different wavelengths (1927nm and 15550nm) for the treatment of different skin concerns.
The 1927nm wavelength is used primarily to treat skin concerns such as skin pigmentation, sun damage, and improving skin quality. The 1550nm wavelength is primarily used for the treatment of acne scarring, other forms of scarring, and stretch marks.
Using fractionated technology, the Fraxel Dual laser sends microscopic laser columns into targeted areas of your skin to stimulate collagen production.
It targets only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding area intact, so your skin heals more quickly than other it would after other laser treatments.
You'll need to avoid using Aspirin or other forms of blood thinning medication the day before, and of, your treatment. You'll also need to avoid sun exposure and waxing your skin for two weeks prior to your appointment.
On the day of your treatment, wear comfortable clothes and wash your face clean of makeup. We recommend bringing a hat to wear home afterwards so you can avoid sun exposure.
After your treatment, you'll need to avoid sun exposure for four weeks, and wear SPF sun cream. If you experience minor swelling, redness, or itchiness in the treated area, you can ice your skin for 10 minutes every hour for the next five to six hours.
You'll also need to avoid going to the gym or saunas, and stay away from spas for 24 hours. Any side effects you experience will subside within a few days. But if you're concerned, reach out to our dermal clinicians and we'll answer any questions you have.
Your skin may feel tight, like you've been in the sun slightly too long. This feeling usually goes away within a day of receiving your treatment.
All in all, it will take a week for your skin to return to feeling like 'normal'. During the first two days, you may experience minor redness, throbbing, and swelling. Between day three and five, your skin will feel slightly rough, as the new skin cells grow and the old ones shed away. Once your skin has finished peeling, you'll look fresh-faced and glowing.
Fraxel Dual treatments don't hurt as much as say, waxing. You are likely to feel a gentle prickling sensation. The skin on your face will be numbed before treatment, meaning that you will barely feel a thing.
Fraxel Dual treatment costs are dependent on just how involved your treatment is. Longer, more intense treatments for scarring will cost more than simple treatments of pigmentation. For an exact quote on costs for your Fraxel Dual treatment, get in touch with our friendly team at Victorian Dermal.
Fraxel Dual lasers are a type of fractionated laser that uses thermal heat to destroy imperfections in the skin. Natural collagen renewal processes then begin in the skin, leading to a turnover of freshly healed skin.
Results from Fraxel Dual treatments take a few days to begin to show. In this time, your skin may actually look worse than before. This is common, as your skin needs time to heal and adjust to the treatment. However, following this stage, you can expect to see ongoing improvement for months.
This depends on the treatment you are receiving. Pigmentation procedures will show results after just 2 sessions. Acne and scarring procedures are more involved, and will require up to 5 sessions. More intense treatments should be spaced out either at 4 weeks apart, or 6 to 8 weeks apart. Visit our clinic to understand just how long your treatment will take.
To prepare for your Fraxel Dual treatment, keep your skin free from retinoids for a week before your appointment. On the day of your appointment, your skin will be numbed prior to your treatment to allow you maximum comfort.
Fraxel Dual laser treatments can only be undertaken by skin that is free from extensive breakouts, open wounds, and serious infections. If you are suffering from any of these, you'll have to reschedule.
Yes. In terms of costs, downtime, and ultimately, results, Fraxel Dual laser treatments are definitely worth it. You can restore your skin, and your confidence, with just a few treatments.
Nicole Perso travels all over the world for her modelling work. Sometimes, her skin gets dehydrated from the long haul flights, and the lack of sleep causes stress lines. She keeps her face in good health by investing in quality skin and beauty treatments with us.
I have been a patient of Victorian Dermal Group for a couple of years now and couldn’t recommend this clinic more they have improved sooo many aspects of my skin and personal appearance. And with their knowledge, skin care range and services on offer I have The future to look forward to of putting my best face forward.
"I have had a few skin treatments at Vic Dermal Group over the last couple of years. Staff are always very friendly and knowledgeable about the treatments they use and always recommend the most suited treatments and products for my skin."
Every time I've visited VDG, it has been a great experience. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. From consultation through to treatment, I cannot fault them. I even received follow-up phone calls after the initial treatments to ensure everything was okay.
"Highly professional, thorough and no pressure! I took the opportunity for a free assessment to investigate a couple of possible treatment options. The staff are qualified, knowledgable, and most importantly, you leave with a plan but no pressure. I have decided to go ahead with a couple of treatments and having had my first today, am very impressed. Happily recommended."
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