Fraxis Duo

Fraxis Duo is a combined treatment system that offers patients the benefits of both radiofrequency and laser energy. Microneedling is performed in conjunction with laser resurfacing to improve a number of skin blemishes and imperfections.

Fraxis Duo

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

18 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Laser/Light Therapy

Surgical

No

Cost

$750 - $750

The Specifics


What is Fraxis Duo?

Fraxis Duo is a two step procedure combining microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) and ablative CO2 laser skin resurfacing. The Fraxis Duo system delivers a multi-depth treatment. Microneedling penetrates deeper skin layers and allows for delivery of radiofrequency energy. An ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure is then performed for more penetrative heat diffusion to further promote blood flow, and collagen and elastin stimulation. Fraxis Duo reduces fine lines and wrinkles, the appearance of scars, irregular skin pigmentation, and uneven skin texture.

What cosmetic concerns does a Fraxis Duo procedure treat?

Fraxis Duo penetrates deeply into the dermal layers to promote the body’s natural restorative response through cell recycling, and collagen and elastin production. 1. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Microneedling RF and CO2 lasers stimulate collagen and reduce signs of aging. 2. Facial Skin Laxity: Collagen and elastin production increases to firm and plump skin. 3. Uneven Skin Tone: A smoother complexion is created through a reduction in areas of abnormal pigmentation. 4. Uneven Skin Texture: Deposits of damaged and dead skin cells are broken down for recycling and a smoother skin texture. 5. Acne Scarss: Microneedling breaks down scar tissue, and, in conjunction with lasers, encourages healthier cell growth.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Fraxis Duo procedure?

The ideal candidate for Fraxis Duo has mild to moderate signs of aging such as wrinkling around the eyes and mouth, skin laxity, tone and pigmentation irregularities, and facial volume loss. Fraxis Duo is not recommended for those who have recently used Accutane, have active skin infection, are pregnant, have a history of keloid scarring, or individuals with dark skin tones or certain skin types (due to the higher risk of hypopigmentation).

What is the average recovery associated with a Fraxis Duo procedure?

Most patients experience about two to three weeks of downtime following a Fraxis Duo treatment. Red, raw, and swollen skin is typical following the dual microneedling with RF/ablative laser skin resurfacing procedure. Redness can persist for months. Regular skin care, limited sun exposure, and appropriate sun protection will enhance results and lessen downtime.

What are the potential side effects of a Fraxis Duo procedure?

Potential side effects following a Fraxis Duo treatment include prolonged redness, tight/itchy skin, burning or stinging sensation, skin damage or burns, scarring, changes to skin pigment, and infection.

What can someone expect from the results of a Fraxis Duo procedure?

The results of a Fraxis Duo treatment become noticeable after a few weeks as the body heals. Strictly limiting sun exposure (even when wearing sun block) greatly reduces the risk of patchy skin pigmentation development. The final results of a Fraxis Duo naturally change with age and accumulation of photo-aging.

What is the average cost of a Fraxis Duo procedure?

Fraxis Duo costs anywhere from $750 to $1,000. The actual cost of a Fraxis Duo is dependent upon location, provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

two sources of energymicroneedling okay for darker skin tonessmooths skintightens skinlasting resultsimprove skin qualityimprove skin textureeffective

Cons

scarringpigmentation changesexacerbate skin disordersmore invasive

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Fraxis Duo is a combined treatment system that offers patients the benefits of both radiofrequency and laser energy for increased collagen production and skin resurfacing. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Fraxis Duo procedure.

The Takeaway


Fraxis Duo is a two step system in which microneedling with radiofrequency and an ablative CO2 laser resurfacing treatment are combined for a multi-depth procedure with significant enhancements to the facial aesthetic in as little as one to three treatments.

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  1. American Academy of Dermatology Many Ways to Firm Sagging Skin
  2. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Skin Tightening americanboardofcosmeticsurgery.org
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