Tampa Fraxel Dual Resurfacing Laser Treatments
As we go through the life process, aging changes our bodies in a number of ways. Often the most noticeable changes occur on our skin. Dr. Dyan Harvey-Dent of Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center in the Tampa Bay area is a board-certified physician who is regarded as a dedicated anti-aging specialist. She works hard to help restore her patients’ youthful glow and sense of overall well-being. One of the innovative treatments Dr.Harvey-Dent uses to improve skin quality is Fraxel® DUAL Resurfacing Laser, an FDA-approved treatment known as one of the most successful methods for refreshing the appearance of aging skin.
Why Patients Need Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Laser
Many skin conditions, including those due to lifestyle and genetic predispositions as well as lifestyle choices, can be greatly improved by Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Laser treatment. These skin problems include:
- Uneven tone & texture
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) and mouth
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Precancerous actinic keratosis (AK)
If you have one or more of these skin conditions, many of which may have been caused or exacerbated by smoking, stress, excessive exposure to UVA / UVB rays or air pollution, Fraxel laser may be just the nonsurgical alternative to skin resurfacing you have been looking for.
Benefits of Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Treatments
As Dr. Harvey-Dent will explain and illustrate for you when you come to visit her at Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center for a consultation, the Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing laser can have a number of positive effects, not only on your skin and overall appearance, but on your self-esteem as well. As you see your skin improve in tone and texture, and watch fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and visible scars diminish or even disappear, you will surely be pleased to see a smoother, younger version of yourself in the mirror and in the eyes of those you interact with.
How Fraxel Dual Resurfacing Works
Fraxel DUAL laser treatment works by targeting aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns. These columns penetrate deeply into your skin, helping your body to remodel its supply of collagen more effectively. One of the positive aspects of Fraxel DUAL is that the laser allows surrounding healthy tissue to remain intact. By focusing on only a small piece of tissue at a time, Fraxel DUAL laser promotes extremely rapid healing. The treatment resurfaces your skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. The procedure is a simple one during which a handheld device is passed across your skin. The laser light emitted by the device stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, rejuvenating your cells to smooth the surface of the skin.
The procedure itself is a simple one. First, the skin is cleansed. Then, about an hour prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is administered. A Fraxel DUAL treatment to complete the full face generally takes between 20 and 25 minutes. For the best and safest results, your should avoid direct exposure to the sun for at least 2 to 3 months after your last treatment, apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and wear a wide-brimmed hat whenever you are exposed to sunlight.
How the Fraxel DUAL Procedure Feels
The majority of patients describe a sensation of increased heat in the area during treatment. In addition to the topical anesthesia used to keep you comfortable, cold air is also administered during the procedure. It is common to feel as if you have a sunburn for 1 to 3 hours following a treatment.
After- Effects of Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Laser
Typical side effects of Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing are swelling and redness at the treatment site. These symptoms are minimal and usually subside within a few days. You may also experience minor itching, dry, peeling or flaking skin, and skin that appears bronzed. In rare cases, a patient may develop an infection or scarring at the site. You should be reassured, however, to remember that Dr. Harvey-Dent is a certified Fraxel DUAL provider. She always makes your safety her first priority.
How many Fraxel Dual Treatments are needed and for how long?
On average, clinical studies show that an effective treatment regimen takes three to five sessions spaced about 4 to 8 weeks apart, although this time frame may vary depending on your unique condition and schedule. Fortunately, impressive results are both immediate and progressive; with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame allows for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace damaged tissue. In terms of timing and results no two patients are identical — that’s why Dr. Harvey-Dent will provide you with a customized treatment plan based on your overall unique goals.
Tampa Fraxel Resurfacing at Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center
If you are troubled by the appearance of your skin, Dr.Harvey-Dent is here to help transform you into the person you long to see on the outside and be on the inside. Through the use of Fraxel DUAL Resurfacing Laser, she will assist you in smoothing and rejuvenating your skin and yourself. The sooner you make an appointment with her, the sooner you will be one of her loyal and satisfied patients.