Fraxel Duo- CO2 Laser

Fraxel Duo- CO2 Laser

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“Athera, Aesthetic you”, offers the advanced CO2 laser technology “Fraxel Duo” which combines fractional CO2 laser with Microneedling & Radiofrequency. It can be customized to the patient’s skin texture and issues. It can rejuvenate the superficial and deep layers of the skin and improve its quality. It can give your skin new life with minimal downtime.

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How do Fractional CO2 laser work?

This fractional CO2 laser work by simultaneous emission of multiple customizable laser beams that acts on a fraction of the skin at a time. The laser pulses are used to create microscopic holes in the skin. The controlled damage created by the laser induces the body to initiate natural healing processes and deposition of collagen of fibers, leading to new and healthy skin taking the place of the now destroyed old skin cells.

What is Fraxel Duo technology?

Fraxel Duo is an advanced technology that combines fractional CO2 laser and microneedling Radio frequency for optimal results in scars, photo-aging and Striae distensae. The dual technology facilitates penetration of energy at different skin depths, thereby allowing for the treatment of skin at the superficial layer as well as the deep layer at the same time. It effectively does dermal remodeling and skin resurfacing at the same time.

It permits the treatment of all the skin types and maximizes treatment flexibility to treat a wider range of conditions.

What can you treat with Fraxel Duo laser?

  • Fractional Laser skin resurfacing
  • Skin tightening
  • Wrinkle reduction (face, upper lip)
  • Pore reduction
  • Acne scar
  • Burn scar
  • Keloid
  • Stretch mark (Striae distensae)
  • Vaginal tightening & Rejuvenation

How is the recovery and result after Fraxel Duo therapy?

There maybe burning sensation on the skin following the procedure, but that will subside by itself or with the use of ice pack in few hours. Swelling and skin redness usually develops after CO2 laser treatment which can be very well managed by anti-inflammatory medications and subsides in 5 to 7 days. The dead skin in the treated area will peel off after the procedure in 7 to 10 days. Apart from that there is no real downtime, since the procedure is non-invasive.

FAQ's:

  • Sunscreen should be applied 6 weeks before the treatment to avoid tanning of exposed body surface
  • Avoid medications that sensitizes (e.g., isotretinoin, minocycline) the skin 6 months before treatment.
  • You can use ice packs to minimize post treatment pain and swelling.
  • Applying moisturizer post treatment to counter post treatment burning sensation.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and strict use of sunscreen (spf>40) post treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation.
  • Steroid maybe prescribed to minimize excessive redness and swelling.
  • A short course of anti-biotics may be prescribed in order to minimize any risk of infection after the treatment.

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