How Does the Fraxel DUAL Laser Work?

Time has its wicked way with us all eventually. Wrinkles, loose skin, and scarring can make us feel insecure about our countenance. But there is a formidable weapon in the fight against aging. Perhaps you’ve already heard about the Fraxel DUAL laser. Many patients have experienced its rejuvenating effects firsthand. But how does it work? Well, it’s your chance to find out, and Dermatology Center of the Rockies is your place to go for all your laser wants and needs.
What is the Fraxel DUAL Laser?
This is a fractionalized laser. By creating minuscule microthermal zones which infiltrate the skin, the laser expels old epidermal cells while optimizing collagen content. Let’s take a closer look:
The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis (upper layer), dermis (middle layer), and subcutis (lower fat layer). The epidermis is where the pigment-producing cells are found. The dermis is home to collagen and elastin fibers – which are vital for the elasticity and strength of the skin. As the body grows older, the epidermis thins, making any blemishes more noticeable. And collagen in the dermis starts to wane.
The Fraxel DUAL laser targets both the epidermis and dermis. This is where the microthermal zones previously mentioned come into action. They penetrate deep into the skin, expelling the old epidermal cells, and creating a reaction in the dermis’ collagen. This reaction actually remodels collagen cells and leads to new ones forming.
What Skin Issues Can Be Treated?
There are a plethora of skin issues the Fraxel DUAL laser can be used on. Some of these include:
Acne Scars
Other Scarring
Loose Skin
Melasma
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The face is the area most commonly treated, but the laser treatment can also be used on the neck, body, and back.
Why Undergo Treatment?
If looking-younger is something of considerable importance to you, the Fraxel DUAL laser may be your best friend. It’s incredibly effective in combating and lessening the signs of aging and leaves the skin looking younger and rejuvenated.
Get in touch with the experts at Dermatology Center of the Rockies in Longmont for your initial consultation. Contact us today and book your appointment!

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