Smoother, More Uniform Skin with the Fraxel Dual 1927/1550
While fine lines and wrinkles bear the brunt of the blame when it comes to signs of premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, pothole-size pores and an uneven skin tone can all add years to your appearance. To restore a more uniform, translucent tone, Westside Aesthetics has added the Fraxel Dual to its arsenal, which harnesses the most advanced technology in treating hyperpigmentation by enlisting two separate lasers to treat a variety of skin conditions in one sitting.
The most effective non-surgical solution available, the minimally-invasive Fraxel Dual is Dr. Rivkin’s pick for laser skin resurfacing and pigment correction. This non-surgical procedure is intended to smooth the surface of the skin while correcting variations in tone, texture, pore size, acne scarring, sun-damage, pigmentation and melasma, all with minimal downtime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Fraxel in Los Angeles?
Caused by years of sun exposure and oxidative damage, sunspots, age spots and pigmented blotches are often resistant to topical treatments. The Fraxel Dual is revolutionary in its ability to correct hyperpigmentation and discoloration on the face, neck, chest, back, arms and legs in just a few treatments. At the same time, the system is also highly recommended by Dr. Rivkin and his staff for patients who are seeking to:
- Treat acne scarring
- Tighten large pores
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Erase the effects of sun damage, including facial wrinkles
- Minimize the appearance of large pores
- Mitigate melasma, which is typically caused by hormonal fluctuations
The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and sun-damaged skin and to reestablish a more youthful, refreshed appearance without the risks or complications of surgery. While patients who are pregnant and nursing should avoid the treatment, the Fraxel Dual technology is safe to use on nearly every skin type and is equally appropriate for both men and women.
Fraxel Dual for Acne Scars and Wrinkles
For chronic acne sufferers, residual scarring can be a lasting source of self-consciousness, long after the blemishes have healed. If you are seeking the least invasive, non-surgical treatment to eliminate embedded acne scars, or if you’re simply hoping to soften the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, the Fraxel Dual/1550 may be right for you. Unlike topical solutions and peels, laser light penetrates deep into the layers of the dermis and epidermis, stimulating the body’s production of natural collagen for a smoother, more uniform texture.
Fraxel Dual for Pigmentation and Sun Damage
The Fraxel Dual is currently the best treatment on the market for eradicating pigmentation and past sun damage in just a few easy treatments. Dr. Rivkin and his staff recommend the Fraxel Dual for unwanted pigmentation on the face as well as sunspot hot-spots such as the chest, legs, arms, and back. Results are both immediate and progressive thanks to collagen stimulation.
Fraxel Dual for Actinic Keratosis
Actinic Keratosis, which is the most common form of precancerous skin lesions, affects an estimated 58 million Americans [per SkinCancer.org]. These rough, scaly patches, which often resemble warts, crop up on sun-exposed areas like the face, scalp, lips and hands, but they can be treated effectively with the Fraxel Dual. Dr. Rivkin and his staff recommend the procedure as it has a two-part advantage: it benefits the skin medically by eradicating the dangerous growth, and aesthetically by smoothing the skin’s tone and texture. Better still, the Fraxel Dual involves significantly less pain and the least amount of downtime compared to other laser treatments targeting Actinic Keratosis.
Recovery After Fraxel Dual
After a treatment with the Fraxel Dual, expect minor redness and swelling that lasts for approximately two to three days. When targeting hyperpigmentation, some patients may temporarily appear bronzed or tan, but the excess coloring quickly disappears as pigmented spots begin to slough off. During recovery, it is crucial to minimize sun exposure and to regularly apply a broad-spectrum, SPF50+ sunscreen when stepping outside to decrease photosensitivity and prevent the onset of additional sunspots.
Visit Dr. Rivkin for a Fraxel Dual Treatment
While IPL typically requires up to five treatments before visible results are manifest, a Fraxel Dual treatment performed by a Yale-trained cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Rivkin can offer results in just one or two sessions. Starting with the initial pro-bono consultation to determine your eligibility for the treatment, Dr. Rivkin and his staff take time to explain all aspects of the procedure on a personal, one-on-one basis. Dr. Rivkin and his staff are patient and understanding, and the practice has successfully treated hundreds of patients using laser skin resurfacing.
Our office is located in Brentwood, driving distance from Beverly Hills and is central to all areas of Los Angeles. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rivkin at (310) 443-5273.