Frequently Asked Questions
How does a Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatment work?
Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
What precautions should I take after a Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatment?
Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.
How long do the positive effects of Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatments last?
It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it as described above. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.
Does a Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatment hurt?
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.
How many Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the physician may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for healing and the production of new collagen to replace damaged tissue.
How are Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatments performed?
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel Restore (1550nm) procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.
What FDA clearances has Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatment received?
Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
Actinic Keratoses (skin condition)
What are the benefits of Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatments?
Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
Improved tone and texture
Reduction of unwanted brown spots
Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
How much does a Fraxel Restore (1550nm) treatment cost?
Treatment pricing will vary depending on individual skin conditions and desired clinical outcomes, as well as regional location and preferred provider. Please visit our Physician Locator to find providers in your area who can provide accurate pricing information.