Here in Los Angeles, Fraxel Dual and Fraxel Repair lasers are available at Fine Touch Dermatology for the treatment of all skin tones.
Laser skin treatment for ethnic groups used to involve greater risk of side effects due to the risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation. Darker skin types have higher levels of melanin which readily absorbs many types of laser energy, which can result in overheating.
However the Fraxel Restore Dual laser uses the 1550nm/1927nm wavelength. These wavelengths are characterized by low absorption rates by melanin in the surrounding areas outside the target treatment zones.
Fraxel Dual is able to break up the melanin pigment responsible for pigmentation issues. The body then eliminates the smaller pigment particles following the procedure.
Here are before and after pictures of this Los Angeles patient who underwent Fraxel Dual for the treatment of brown spots, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and rough skin texture.
In addition, Fraxel Dual is able to help the skin synthesize new forms of collagen. This is accomplished by applying heat to the dermis, which causes specialized cells called fibroblasts to produce new fibers. This helps the skin to regain a higher level of firmness.