Fraxel ® DUAL laser at a Glance

Best Results 3 - 5
Duration of Results 10 - 12 months
Treatment Recovery 2 - 3 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic Topical
Procedure Time 30 - 60 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist / Doctor
Back To Work Next day
Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Treatment Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

Fraxel DUAL treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

The Fraxel® DUAL system combines a 1927nm laser with an upgraded version of the 1550nm laser. The 1550nm laser combined with the 1927nm laser offers both a deep and superficial treatment. Fraxel® laser treatments repair and restore our skin, without surgery and the downtime involved to allow for healing. Over time, our skin becomes damaged by unavoidable exposure to the sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue and smoking, among other life and age-related challenges.

The Fraxel® DUAL laser provides moderate-level treatment for pigmentation, skin tone, lines, acne scarring and poor skin texture. It is more effective and less invasive than older laser types and is FDA approved.

It produces thousands of tiny deep columns or channels to your skin and allows our experienced doctor to treat the areas of concern, one at a time, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. The Fraxel® DUAL is so advanced that it penetrates deep into the dermis (the very deep layers of skin) without affecting un-targeted surrounding areas.

The Fraxel® DUAL treatment uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and sun damaged skin.

You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. The effects of sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking flawless.

An ideal candidate has one or more of the below;

  • Wrinkles
  • Irregular texture
  • Age/Sun Spots
  • Acne/ Surgical scars
  • Severe sun damage
  • Pigmented lesions

The Fraxel ® RE:fine treatment is a more gentle superficial treatment which treats minor skin conditions such as age spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. There is minimal downtime with this treatment and most patients are able to return to their routine activity post treatment.

The Fraxel ® RE:store is done in multiple sessions and may assist in improving conditions such as fine lines, brown spots melasma and can improe some acne scarring. There is minimal downtime as this treatment is slightly deeper than the Fraxel® RE:fine, however it cannot reach the depth of the new Fraxel ® DUAL.

The Fraxel ® DUAL, also known as the “Game Changer”, is able to do what both the Re:fine and RE:store can do, but with more added benefits and options. The results are achieved in fewer treatments due to its versatility and is more effective for sun damage, lines and wrinkles, brown spots and excess pigment. The Fraxel ® DUAL has a wavelength that does a “laser peel” to help remove stubborn conditions such as sunspots more effectively than the Fraxel® RE:store. Due to the improvements in the top of the laser, the Fraxel ® DUAL is better to use for treating large areas such as the back, chest, arms and legs. The Fraxel® DUAL is a non-invasive laser skin treatment that can resurface damaged skin and uncover the skin of youth.

Fraxel® has minimal side effects and offers speedy healing with virtually no downtime. One may experience some mild swelling and redness on the treated areas which goes away within a day or two. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed appearance on the treated skin. There is a limited risk of infection, hyper pigmentation and scarring. At Skin Renewal we ensure that the patient’s skin is appropriately prepared before undergoing any treatments as to limit any possible risks or side effects. We also ensure that each and every patient is appropriately cared for after the treatment so as to enjoy the best possible results and maintenance.

During the first 24 hours post treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You can wear post treatment make up (such as Lycogel or Oxygenetics) to reduce the sunburned appearance, and help to heal the skin quicker. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. You will be advised to use a moisturizer (with healing benefits appropriate to your particular condition) to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.

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.

Yes, the Fraxel ® DUAL can safely be used to treat multiple skin conditions on all skin types. This is what makes the Fraxel® DUAL the most superior Fraxel® machine available.

  • Lips
  • Chin
  • Eye area
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Neck

Fraxel® DUAL resurfacing treatments effectively targets both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger looking appearance.

  • Improved skin tone and texture and other more superficial signs of ageing
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Reduce appearance of unwanted brown spots
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
  • Improved appearance of stretch marks
  • Effective treatment of pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratosis)
  • Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs and back.

Results are immediate and progressive and improve over the course of treatment.

Fraxel ® DUAL uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen and elastin.

Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen. Maintenance of your treatment results is very important, and avoiding the triggers that caused the initial damage as far as possible is also very important so as to avoid the damage from reoccurring on the skin. Maintenance treatments with the Fraxel® DUAL can be repeated once or twice a year if necessary.

Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. Studies show that on average, an effective treatment is 3 to 5 sessions spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, the doctor performing the treatment may choose to space treatment sessions further apart.

Depending on the level of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure which diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. As with sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin.

Fraxel ® DUAL is a safe option backed by extensive research. As with any laser procedure, there’s always some risk and downtime involved however under the guidance of a qualified and experienced doctor, the procedure should run smoothly.

3 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Pigmentation Treatment
Reviewed on 20 June 2018 by Anonymous

Professional experience, Bev informed me of the whole process and even during the treatment. Results have been amazing and would recommend the treatment to anyone with pigmentation or any other skin issues.

Review -Fraxel - a fresh glow!
Reviewed on 7 March 2016 by L.L from Fourways

The moderate pain and brief discomfort was worth it. Within a week my skin looked as if it had tightened around my chin, jaw and cheekbones and it most definitely acquired a fresh glow. My girl friends noticed the difference immediately when they saw me the first time. I am looking forward to seeing the long term results.

Review -Absolutely love the results!
Reviewed on 2 November 2015 by C.H from Cape Quarter

I absolutely love the results from all various treatments I have been receiving. I feel and look 10 years younger. Melissa is unbelievably knowledgeable and I trust her with my skin 100%. She is brilliant!

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