Fraxel Dual: Turning back the hands of time

We’ve been focusing on treating after summer sun damage, and what better way to do that than our Fraxel Dual laser!  Fraxel has been around for some time now, but if you aren’t familiar with what it does, then let us give you the scoop on everything we love about our Fraxel laser.

Fraxel has been known as a revolutionary laser treatment because not only does it renew the skin’s surface, but it can actually reverse the signs of aging! Fractal is effective in treating:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
  • Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
  • Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition

One of our favorite things about our Fraxel Dual is that you can treat multiple things in only 1 treatment. This laser encompasses a dual platform that holds two lasers in one. The 1550 setting is a deeper, more aggressive setting addressing the scarring and wrinkles while the 1927 is designed to address the pigmentation. Having both options available at one time enables Wilmington Dermatology professionals to customize treatment plans for specific needs. If you want to target the pigmentation changes, but would also love (I mean who wouldn’t) to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles, then this is the laser for you!   While it does have some downtime associated with it, it’s a great kickoff to revamping your skin in the Fall months.  Results from the Fraxle Dual are natural, yet effective in helping you look as young as you feel.

If you think you may be interested in finding out more about the Fraxel and our other laser treatments.  Join us on September 30th for another lunchtime learning event featuring all of the different laser treatments WDC offers to help reverse the damage to our skin caused by the sun. The event will be held from 12:00-1:00pm. RSVP to reserve your spot today!

Fraxel® Dual: The gold standard of laser treatments

Looking for the perfect after-summer solution for dull and sun damaged skin? Well look no further. Our Fraxel® Dual laser treatment features two capabilities built into one, enabling us to treat age spots, sun spots, and those fine lines and wrinkles in just one treatment, making it one of our top picks for Fall procedures.

 How do Fractionated lasers work?

Fractionated lasers have been named the gold standard option of lasers. Fraxel®  Dual is a non-ablative laser that penetrates into the dermis creating the microscopic laser column.  This causes the body’s natural healing response to stimulate, making healthy tissue grow and multiply, while the damaged tissue moves towards the epidermis and is removed from the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of the tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact and promoting rapid healing. By promoting your skins own healing process, the results are natural rejuvenation removing years from your appearance.

Who is this procedure for?

One of the top reasons why we love the Fraxel® Dual at WDC is that it can be customized to each patients needs.  If you’re looking to turn back the hands of time, get rid of those age/sun spots, or help improve scarring from previous acne outbreaks, then Fraxel® Dual may be the procedure for you! With a track record of over 800,000 procedures worldwide, the Fraxel® technology is not only proven safe but effective as well.

How many treatments do you need?

The beauty of the Fraxel® Dual is that you see results after just one treatment!  The number of treatments needed varies on your personal goals and expectations, but for optimal results we typically recommend a series of 4-5 treatments to see more drastic improvements.  Feel free to take advantage of our free consults to determine your customized treatment plan!

If you schedule your first appointment for Fraxel® Dual in October, we are offering a FREE SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex, a value worth $184, after completing a series of 4 Fraxel treatments.

Fraxel Dual Clear+Brilliant Laser Skin Treatments in Wilmington NC

The Fraxel Dual and Clear+Brilliant laser skin treatments offered first and exclusively at Wilmington Dermatology Center are the gold standard for treating fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, scarring, pore size, and the overall tone and texture.  The two laser skin treatments in Wilmington NC offer an unparallelled level of flexibility in terms of balancing real results and minimizing downtime. Unlike other laser treatments, the Fraxel Dual provides two options to address varying depths in the skin, one will address the lines and scarring, while the other handpiece and wavelength address the superficial pigmentation.  The Fraxel Dual is an amazing advancement in the overall correction of the skin with significantly less downtime than traditional lasers.  For those patients who want to maintain and improve their skin in smaller increments, the Clear+Brilliant system is a one of kind laser with little to no downtime, unheard of in the industry.  Considered a step up from a Chemical Peel, patients leave the 1 hour treatment with the redness of a sunburn which lasts approximately 1 day, without the peeling and flaking of a traditional peel.  Patients with busy schedules who want to make incremental changes in their skin, but can’t afford the downtime, a set of Clear+Brilliant treatments is a great option.

To learn more about laser skin treatments in Wilmington NC, click here to watch our latest commercial.



Facial Laser Treatments, Ideal for the Fall – Fraxel

What treatments are best for addressing anti-aging?

The science behind anti-aging lasers are no mystery!   Fractionated lasers are the gold standard option that penetrate the skin’s top layer where light energy then stimulates collagen and works to resurface that top layer of skin.  Your skin’s natural rejuvenation process will smooth wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen over time.

Here at WDC we have two exclusive gold standard laser options to accommodate our patient’s needs.

The Fraxel® Dual platform we use at WDC is great for correcting age factors and damage such as age spots, sun spots, melasma, acne scarring, fine lines and pore size.  Our patient’s love that they see results after just one treatment! The Fraxel is your corrective laser and best for those who are looking for dramatic changes to their skin.  But be sure to plan ahead when scheduling as you will have downtime.

If you have a busy schedule that won’t accommodate downtime don’t worry, the Clear + Brilliant system is for you!   Built to be a “Mini Fraxel” this system provides a unique treatment that refreshes your skin from the inside out.  Clear + Brilliant treatments leave our patients with improved tone and texture and reduced pigmentation and pore size.  If you are looking to do more than a chemical peel, without the hassle of downtime, the Clear + Brilliant system is your solution.

Why is Fall the perfect time?

The Fall is the ideal season to start your Fractionated Laser treatments!  Following laser treatments your skin is very sensitive and sun exposure can aggravate your skin.  Waiting for the fall months when the days are shorter and the sun is less intense is beneficial for these post-procedure precautions.  Dr. Rosalyn George and the staff at Wilmington Dermatology Center are happy to assist you in planning and scheduling your fall fractionated laser appointment.