Laser Treatments For Skin Conditions

 In Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Treatment

At Second Skin Dermatology, we use the Fraxel 1927 and 1550 for our Laser Treatments


In the decade since Fraxel first pioneered true fractional laser technology, physicians around the world have treated more than 800,000 patients. That’s nearly a million treatments for women and men of all ethnicities, each with their own reasons for wanting to look and feel younger.

How Fraxel Fits Our Practice

Fraxel is for people who want to look good – and want real results – but don’t want the extended downtimes that comes with surgery. Fraxel fits into any lifestyle and your current beauty regimen:

  • Non-invasive and can be easily managed into your routine
  • Real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams
  • Simple, effective treatment that really slows the signs of ageing

Fraxel & You


Most of us wish we could slow down the effects ageing has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel® is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of ageing, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger.

Fraxel is effective on:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring – improving effects of acne and other scarring
  • Pigmentation – minimising the appearance of age spots
  • Sun damage – help heal the damage caused by sun exposure
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition

1927 Fraxel is a great treatment to rejuvenate sun damaged skin, and  to give a consistent improvement in appearance with a reasonable trade off with down time.   Particularly good at removing/reducing “blotchy brown”  and “muddy” appearance.  Downtime is generally between 4-7 days.  Some action on fine lines, think of it s as “removing the top 1/3 of a millimeter of skin to reveal fresh new, healthy skin underneath. 

1550 Fraxel is a great treatment for  stimulating collagen, and helping with acne scars. Often used in combination with 1927 to “add” some deeper stimulation of collagen.

See the case studies by skin condition

Contact Second Skin Dermatology

Dr. Jack Shannon at Second Skin Dermatology is known for his cutting-edge laser skin treatments and breadth of expertise in the field of cosmetic dermatology. If you are interested in learning more about the Fraxel laser and the skin conditions it can treat, contact us at 02 4228 9777 today to schedule a consultation!

Laser System FAQ

It is common to have questions about all of the different laser skin treatments available. That is why our doctors have answered some frequently asked questions for you here. Please contact us for more information on the Fraxel Laser treatments.

How does a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment work?

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.

What precautions should I take after a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment?

Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.

How long do the positive effects of Fraxel 1550/1927 treatments last?

It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it as described above. Your practitioner will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.

What side effects can I expect after a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment and how long will they last?

Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment. Any swelling is typically minimal and subsides within a day or two, and any redness typically fades within a few days. Other temporary side effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance. There is a risk of infection, hyperpigmentation, or scarring. The intensity and duration of side effects depend on the aggressiveness of a treatment and on your particular healing characteristics. Your practitioner will provide specific instructions about what to expect and how to minimise any side effects.

What should I expect after a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment?

During the first 24 hours after a treatment, your skin may feel as though it is sunburned, and it will appear pink or red. You can wear make-up to reduce the sunburned appearance. Your skin will naturally bronze over the next week or two, and as you continue treatment, the sunburned-to-bronzed appearance will repeat. As with a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally. Use a moisturiser to reduce the appearance of dry flakes.

Does a Fraxel 1550/1927 treatment hurt?

Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimise discomfort, a topical numbing agent is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.

How many Fraxel 1550/1927 treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

On average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the practitioner may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for complete healing and the production of new collagen and elastin to replace damaged tissue.

How are Fraxel 1550/1927 treatments performed?

First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel 1550/1927 procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.

What are the indications of the Fraxel 1550/1927?

  • Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
  • Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
  • Actinic Keratoses (precancerous lesions)
  • Skin resurfacing

What are the benefits of Fraxel 1550/1927 treatments?

  • Smoother, fresher, younger-looking looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Erasing of unwanted brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
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