San Francisco, CA

(415) 292-6350

Fraxel® DUAL Skin Resurfacing

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You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body and skin. Yet, the effects of sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel. Fraxel® DUAL skin resurfacing treatments in San Francisco at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology effectively target both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger looking appearance.

Our board-certified dermatologists and skin care professionals offer a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments. To get started, request an appointment online, or call our office directly at (415) 292-6350.

Fraxel® DUAL Before & After Photos


After*(1 month post 6 treatments)

Photographs courtesy of Solta Medical Aesthetic. *Your results may vary.

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What are the advantages of Fraxel DUAL?

The Fraxel DUAL laser offers the unique advantage of two treatment modes:

  • 1550: penetrates deep into the skin layers, specifically targeting concerns such as wrinkles or acne scarring.
  • 1927: targets skin tone, texture and other more superficial signs of aging.

The treatment will be tailored to your desired outcomes and can even be combined so that you receive the added benefits of both a superficial and deep laser treatment, both on and off the face. The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment uses patented fractional laser technology to target aging and sun damaged skin.

Fraxel 1550

Before & After Fraxel 1550
*Your results may vary.

How does it work?

The Fraxel laser uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

What are the benefits of Fraxel DUAL treatments?

Fraxel DUAL treatments are excellent for skin rejuvenation on the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back. Benefits include:

  • Improved tone and texture
  • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
  • Softened brown spots
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
  • Effective treatment of precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis)

Fraxel re:pair is an alternative to Fraxel DUAL that provides similar benefits along with skin tightening, often in a single treatment. Fraxel re:pair treatments often involve a longer healing period than with Fraxel DUAL.

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD
Fraxel 1927

Before & After Fraxel 1927
*Your results may vary.

When do the results appear and how long do they last?

The results are both immediate and progressive, and vary between patients. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin feels softer and smoother, looks brighter and shows a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months typically brings more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results may be long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.

How many Fraxel DUAL treatments do I need?

Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.

What should I expect after treatment?

Fraxel 1550 & 1927

Fraxel 1550 & 1927 Combination Treatment
*Your results may vary.

Depending on the intensity of your treatment, you may experience redness or swelling that may diminish as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or 2. As you continue with the treatment sessions, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat after each treatment. Your skin will flake and exfoliate as with a sunburn, revealing skin that looks fresh and radiant, and feels smoother.

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San Francisco, CA 94115

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street #312
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 292-6350

Monday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a cosmetic dermatology clinic serving the San Francisco metro area. The board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, Dr. Andrea M. Hui, and their staff perform BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, CoolSculpting®, vascular laser treatments, and intense pulsed light (IPL) for San Francisco, Bay Area, Belvedere, Greenbrae, Mill Valley, and Oakland-area men and women.