Moksha Aesthetics’ state-of-the-art Nordlys™ system is a foundational platform for the Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 fractional laser treatments in the DMV area. Once you experience the beaming benefits our light-based treatments can provide, you’ll understand why laser light procedures have recently become so popular in medical aesthetics. Not only has the technology improved, but recovery times have gotten shorter as well.
How do Frax laser treatments work?
The FDA-cleared Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 are non-ablative fractional laser treatments that penetrate the skin at different depths to encourage new collagen and elastin production. The results are generally the smoothing of wrinkles and scars, fading of brown spots, and overall improvement in skin tone. Unlike more aggressive lasers, fractional skin resurfacing treatment only targets a “fraction” of the skin at a time, resulting in less discomfort and downtime.
What’s the difference between Frax 1550 or Frax 1940?
The Fraxel Dual laser uses two wavelengths – 1550 and 1940 – to address different skin concerns on the face, neck, chest, hands, and legs. With the 1940 wavelength, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sun damage can essentially be lifted away. The 1550 wavelength, on the other hand, is designed to target and smooth your skin’s texture, such as addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.
If you want to get more scientific, the Frax 1940 handpiece possesses a 1940 nm (nanometer) wavelength laser beam for a shallow, epidermal approach. The Frax 1550 delivers a 1550 nm wavelength that penetrates deeper into the skin, providing greater resurfacing benefits.
What are the skin benefits of Frax 1550 and Frax 1940?
Benefits of these revolutionary laser skin resurfacing treatments include, but are not limited to:
- Visible reduction of scars and wrinkles
- Stimulation of the skin’s natural healing process to produce newer heathier cells
- Smoothing away of damaged skin, including scar tissue
- Inspiring collagen production to boost a more supple appearance
- Effectiveness on darker skin tones
- Shorter downtime compared to ablative laser resurfacing
Do Frax laser treatments hurt?
Most patients tolerate treatment very well, though some patients describe the sensation as resembling mild stinging. We apply a numbing cream prior to your procedure and both wavelengths include the added bonus of SoftCool™ during treatment for the utmost comfort.
How much downtime is needed with Frax laser treatments?
Downtime is typically about a week for most patients. For the first two days, you can expect some redness, throbbing, and swelling (like a mild sunburn), then your skin will start to peel. You’re advised to resist the urge to pick at your skin and allow it to heal on its own. Picking may result in possible scarring. We’ll go over specifics with you during your consultation to be sure you’re completely informed of what to expect.
Is treatment with Frax 1550 and Frax 1940 safe?
The Nordlys system we use for our fractional treatments has such a strong safety profile that there’s little chance of it burning the skin. It uses exclusive technology to target problem areas with very narrow light beams, resulting in less heat on your skin, as well as fewer treatments compared to other devices. Thanks to the exclusive selective wavelength technology with dual filters to deliver narrowband light to targeted tissue, any potentially harmful wavelengths are filtered out. The technology is so precise that there is very little wasted energy.
How many Frax laser treatments will I need?
Depending on the level of severity of your skin condition, multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome. Our experienced team will go over your procedure in detail, take into consideration your personal skin goals, and discuss if additional sessions may be your best bet.
What’s my next step in getting a Frax laser treatment in the DMV area? All you have to do is give us a call at (240) 907-5009. We’ll set up a consultation and map out plan to meet your specific needs.