Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 is the foremost non-ablative laser resurfacing platform available. Fraxel Dual technology uses nonablative Erbium and Thulium laser fibers to generate energy that promotes improvements in skin tone and texture with increased comfort and more rapid healing and recovery. Fraxel Dual laser can be used to treat fine lines and superficial wrinkles of the face, crows feet and around the eyes, sun damage, skin discolorations, and acne scars.
Additionally, virtually all skin types can be treated with Fraxel. The Fraxel system is based on the concept of "fractional photothermolysis", which delivers energy in a fractional grid to tiny areas within the skin while leaving the intervening neighboring areas within that grid untouched, stimulating more rapid healing. Recovery time is approximately one to three days following Fraxel laser resurfacing with the 1550 laser, and three to five days after Fraxel laser resurfacing with the 1927 laser (each of these numbers refers to the specific wavelength of its energy and target cells). For most conditions, several Fraxel laser treatment sessions may be required. Often, individuals will see distinct changes and improvements following one or two Fraxel laser treatments, but everyone is unique, and three or four treatments may be required to achieve the best Fraxel laser resurfacing results.
Fraxel laser resurfacing can be performed to improve the tone and texture of the face, eyelids, neck, chest, and hands. Performed in Dr. Kolker's practice on Park Avenue in NYC, Fraxel laser treatments can be performed rapidly and comfortably: topical anesthetics are applied to laser treatment areas for approximately 45 minutes, and the Fraxel laser treatment time ranges from 15 to 40 minutes depending upon the areas treated.