Fraxel Laser Sydney
The medical grade Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser in Dr Cope’s surgery is Sydney’s best laser for restoring ageing skin, improving the skin’s tone and texture, tightening the skin and improving wrinkles, as well as removing unsightly brown pigmentation spots(1). This laser is the most effective laser and is only available at medical practices.
It is used to treat the face, neck, décolletage and the back of the hands. It is also now the treatment of choice for acne scars, and unlike IPL, can be used on all skin types including Asian and darker skin.
The Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser is a laser with two different wavelengths, one specifically treating concerns such as wrinkles or acne scarring that are deeper in the skin layers, and the other effectively targeting brown ‘age’ spots and tone and texture, which are more superficial.
Unlike ablative lasers, such as the CO2 resurfacing laser which peel off the skin’s top layers, the Fraxel works by treating a fraction of the skin’s surface (approximately 20-25% per treatment) in a session. A million microscopic points of light are used per session, with each spot surrounded by healthy tissue, allowing rapid healing.
The skin’s appearance is improved with each and every treatment session. Usually there are 3-5 treatments which are spaced 4 weeks apart. The improvement continues for weeks to months after treatment, as continued collagen production and remodeling occurs.
The medical grade Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser is the best treatment for a range of conditions, including:
- dark pigmentation spots and sun damage, including melasma (pigmentation of pregnancy)
- fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips
- improvement of skin tone and texture on the face & neck, décolletage and back of the hands
- acne scars
- hypopigmented (white) or atrophic scars including surgical scars & stretch marks
The Fraxel laser has just celebrated the milestone of 700,000 treatments worldwide and has a proven record of efficacy and safety.
Fraxel laser treatments with the Fraxel re:store DUAL laser are performed using a topical local anaesthetic cream and the treatment usually takes about 20-30 minutes in our Sydney surgery. After the treatment, your skin will feel like you have a mild sunburn for 1-2 hours, though you can apply makeup and shave immediately after the treatment. *You may experience mild redness or puffiness for 1-2 days after the treatment, a bit like windburn when you ski.
*Some patients can return to routine activities (including work and social events) the same day, while some require 1-2 days off, so we recommend having the treatment on Friday and then returning to work on Monday.
*The medical grade Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser is a non-ablative laser offering highly predictable results with minimal downtime, giving significant improvement in acne and surgical scars, fine lines, pigmentation problems, and textural improvement on the face, neck, décolletage and backs of the hands.
For more information see the following brochures:Fraxel for wrinkles and acne scarring Fraxel for sun damage and pigmentation Fraxel patient diary and photos Fraxel re:store DUAL FAQ
*Note results may vary from patient to patient
- Saedi & Zachary. A new Era in Laser Resurfacing Clin Plastic Surg 2001 38:449-461