Fraxel Dual Laser As A Possible Treatment For Keratosis Pilaris

Recently, several press releases have been released online regarding two (completely separate and non-affiliated) Doctor’s offices offering the brand new Fraxel Dual laser sessions as a possible treatment for keratosis pilaris. These offices, one in Rhode Island and one in San Diego, are announcing this treatment to be good for sorting out a variety of skin conditions, such as sun damage, wrinkles, age spots and more.

This latest addition to the Fraxel line is touted as the leader in fractionated laser technology, and a substitute for surgery. It uses a fractional laser on the skin, so that it won’t vaporize the outer layers of the skin. The idea being that since the laser uses many different microscopic lasers (each of which only treating a small percentage of the skin), thus where the “fractional” element of it comes in. The method is thought to be not only healthier for the skin, safer then previous methods of laser skin treatment, but also damages the skin less then previous laser surgery methods, which may speed up the healing time of the skin.

Dr. Susan M. Stuart of San Diego says, “With this new dual-wavelength system, many patients return to regular activities immediately.” and “I tell my Fraxel patients to expect to look as if they’ve spent a little too much time outside…” meaning that rather then previous laser treatments, which caused people to stay indoors and away from their normal everyday activities for weeks at a time, the Fraxel Dual sessions should cause them a much milder red or sunburned look right after their session.

If you’ve read much on our web site before, you’ll know that we’re not an advocate for laser surgery to treat keratosis pilaris. The main reasons being that:

1 – There is no proof that laser surgery of any kind reduces KP bumps, redness, or irritation in any way.

2 – And, laser surgery may actually harm the skin (in some cases) or make your KP symptoms worsen, because drying out or irritating the skin in any way normally causes the symptoms of keratosis pilaris to become more drastic or severe.

We cover this only because it is news that is related to keratosis pilaris, and because we wouldn’t want any of you to jump at using laser surgery that you didn’t actually need (for some other medical reason) to treat your KP.

With that in mind, if you do actually require laser surgery for a legitimate reason, you should always consult with your doctors, the laser surgeon and anyone else involved to not only let them know that you have keratosis pilaris, but also to insure that laser surgery is the right course of treatment for you, and that it won’t negatively affect your KP./kpcure” rel=”no follow” target=”blank”>here.

Recently, an all natural treatment for keratosis pilaris has been getting a lot of national media attention. Many people are attributing their being KP free to this new system, which uses commonly available ingredients that can be bought at any grocery store. You can learn more about it here.