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Fraxel Laser

Fraxel first pioneered true fractional-laser technology in 2002 to work below the skin’s surface to help address skin imperfections such as reduce fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of skin ageing, ageing hands as well as stretch mark removal, scar removal, pigmentation treatment, dull skin and sunspots. Today, the Fraxel laser is one of the most sought-after, trusted fractional lasers available.

At The Skin to Love Clinic we are able to draw upon a huge wealth of expertise and experience as one of our practitioners is the trainer to other medical practitioners using this marketing-leading Fraxel laser in the UK and Europe.

 

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Fraxel Dual treats only a fraction of your skin tissue at a time, targeting deep within the damaged part of your skin and leaving the tissue around it untouched which cleverly promotes rapid healing. This process allows your body to replace the old and damaged cells with healthy ones; creating fresh and radiant skin. The laser technology allows the skin to be treated at varying levels meaning that specific problems can be directly targeted, offering you the very best outcome which can be precisely repeated at each session.

Your practitioner can use the Fraxel laser to either target pigmentation or to target wrinkles and ageing skin, scarring or stretch marks. When targeting most pigmentation, we usually use the 1927nm wavelength which effectively targets sun spots, age spots, uneven pigmentation, ageing skin and other more superficial signs of ageing caused and/or made worse by UV exposure and the natural ageing process; it is even FDA approved to treat precancerous skin cells called Actinic Keratoses, commonly seen in sun-damaged skin. When we want to treat deeper signs of ageing such as wrinkles and crepey skin, scarring and stretch marks, the 1550nm wavelength is most commonly used. You can use a combination of both wavelengths if you have more than one concern.

The laser is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that can give you a smoother, less blemished and a more youthful complexion. Unlike some other devices, the Fraxel Dual laser is FDA approved to treat anywhere on the body and face and can treat all skin types safely, without compromising the results. The most common areas where we treat signs of ageing with Fraxel Dual are areas which have had years of, often accidental, sun exposure includes the hands, face, neck and chest.

Indications that the Fraxel laser may be right for you:

– You would like to soften the appearance of scarring (that is at least 6 months old), including surgical scars and acne scarring.

– You would like to soften the appearance of stretch marks

– You have sun-damaged skin and you would like to improve its health and appearance.

– You would like to improve the appearance of sun/age-induced pigmentation; this does not include melasma.

– You are seeing natural signs of ageing, including lines, wrinkles, crepey and dull skin.

Will I need to take time off work after having the treatment?

Possibly. We advise that when you have this treatment for the first time, plan it for when you don’t have any social or work commitments the next day or two so that you can better understand how your skin recovers without any pressure or anxiety about your recovery. Many patients will plan to have this treatment on a Friday evening or Saturday morning knowing that they have the weekend free; this normally suits their recovery.

How frequently can I have repeat treatments?

Usually, the minimum time we recommend between treatment sessions is a month. Your practitioner will assess your skin and your needs and make an individual recommendation for you.

Are there any side effects of the laser?

Fraxel Dual has a great safety profile and at The Skin to Love Clinic we are able to draw upon a huge wealth of expertise and experience as one of our practitioners is the trainer to other medical practitioners using this laser in the UK and Europe.

Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the laser treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation, your concerns will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.

Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having the treatment.

I’m looking for dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, is the Fraxel laser right for me?

We will be able to give you specific advice during your consultation, however, this treatment can help if you have very sun-damaged, crepey skin and/or have other advanced signs of ageing such as deep wrinkles. It is not a substitute for surgical treatments.

Fraxel Dual can be used in combination with other treatments Thermage CPT, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers and the Thread Lift treatment.

You may need more than one treatment to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.

Am I too young to have Fraxel Dual?

There is no reason why those in their 30’s onwards shouldn’t consider the Fraxel laser treatment as a preventative treatment and maintain and improve healthy skin. Those who have had a lot of sun exposure may find this treatment especially beneficial.

There may be alternative treatments that may be more suitable for you depending on your concerns and skin condition, such as the Clear + Brilliant laser, which is by the makers of Fraxel Duel and considered to be the ‘baby Fraxel’ treatment. This can be discussed fully at your consultation.

Jane is just amazing as always( as is everyone else there) I also think it’s great that you get follow up callsSandra

The clinic environment, staff, care and consideration were fabulous and I would recommend this clinic, Jane and the treatment to anyone considering this. I feel so grateful to have had such an improvement in my appearance and I want to use this opportunity to thank Jane again. She genuinely went above and beyond what I expected and the results of the treatment significantly exceeded my expectations.” – Catherine

I have had two Fraxel laser treatments done and have always found the staff very helpful. I am very happy with my treatment results and have seen 60-70% improvement in my skin tone, texture and colour. I would definitely recommend this treatment for anyone with brown spots due to sun exposure and to improve overall skin appearance.” – Nozie

I am always reassured by the care and professionalism shown by the team whatever the treatment being carried out.” – Laurie

Thank you so much for helping with my scar. I can really notice the difference. I like coming to the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and they give me hope that scarring will improve. So far, excellent. Thank you again.” – Gemma

“Jane is absolutely amazing (as with the rest of the team of course!). She goes above and beyond to make you feel at ease before, during and after treatment and ensures you’re comfortable throughout. I love the Skin to Love clinic and all everything everyone has done for me. Always a very happy customer!”Ellie

This was my second treatment with Jane, as part of a 4 stage course. I can already see results and my skin is looking so much better already. Brilliant treatment from a very knowledgeable lady. I would highly recommend visiting Jane and her team if you have any concerns with your skin.Brandon

Lovely people. Caring and effective treatment. Relaxing environment.Simon

As always my appointment with Jane was professional and exactly what I wanted. Skin to love takes into account your style of life and will advise and schedule treatments to fit around you. They follow up all treatments with a phone call or text to check for any concerns. I have been a customer for 3 years and have never had an issue and have no hesitation in recommending them as nice caring people and for providing only top quality service and products.Jean

From £695.

We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.

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Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
Dependent on your concern. You can have single sessions, but a course may be beneficial. This will be assed and discussed with you prior to treatment

Procedure time
30 to 40 minutes if treating the face. We usually recommend using an anaesthetic cream on the skin for 30 to 60 minutes prior to treatment, which would be applied in-clinic by one of our practitioners to ensure your comfort

Final results
Dependent on your concerns. You can expect to start seeing changes from approximately 4 days post treatment

Recovery time
Some patients will look flushed, with mild swelling immediately after treatment which usually subsides within 48 hours. A few days after the treatment your skin may start to feel a little rough, often described as ‘sandpapery’; this is usually only noticed by the patient and not by others and usually lasts no more than three to seven days. If you are specifically treating pigmentation, you may notice your skin takes on a bronzed appearance for a few days post treatment. Take a look at our patients’ blog documenting her recovery of the Fraxel Duel 1927nm

Resume usual activities
Most patients find that they can continue their usual activities after any swelling has subsided with the use of a tinted moisturiser. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment

Discomfort level
Mild with the use of local anaesthetic cream. Patients liken the sensation to warm scratches

Duration of results
The results from the Fraxel treatment are progressive and accumulative; as this is not an ablative laser, most patients require more than one treatment. Patients notice results during the course of treatment however further improvement may be seen a few months following treatment as the deeper layers of skin continue to repair and heal

Consultation needed prior
Yes

*Disclaimer: We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the Fraxel Duel™ treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience

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What people have said...

Professional, friendly, thorough and prompt treatment. Jane explained everything and was superb. I'll be back for more treatments.
Paru Amarsingh
Paru Amarsingh
20:09 16 Jul 22
I'm claustrophobic so didn't like having my eyes completely covered, however, Jane was so patient & understanding & dealt with the situation brilliantly so I could have the treatment. It was a so easy in the end, took minutes, & nothing to worry about at all.
Wendy Ibbison
Wendy Ibbison
14:43 08 Jul 22
From just a phone call on enquiry, to booking to being there with the beautiful front desk lady, to Jane who does the treatment I went for it is all a well organised friendly and professional experience. Worth using for your needs and treatments. Happy customer great service. (Returning client)
Sam
Sam
13:03 08 Jul 22
Joanna Bateman
Joanna Bateman
18:17 06 Jul 22
Fantastic treatment. My skin feels so soft and it was very relaxing. Thank you!
Lauren Sims
Lauren Sims
16:07 06 Jul 22
Gill Siebert
Gill Siebert
15:02 02 Jul 22
Tj
Tj
16:20 22 Jun 22
I cannot recommend the team the innovation and treatments more highly than at the Skin To Love Clinic. They are at the cutting edge of beauty and have new ways and procedures that make your skin look beautiful. I've spent many years on Harley and Wimpole street and assumed you couldn't get this level of investment and treatments anywhere else but the Skin the Love clinic not only offer every top treatment but the Jane and Sue are so skillful and have a real eye for what will work for you. Their mini thread lift is incredible as is their 'vampire' treatment but skin since I have moved to St Albans has improved dramatically
Annie Lonie
Annie Lonie
17:20 31 May 22
Great experience at Skin to Love today as always! Thank you Jane and team!
Michelle Shearly
Michelle Shearly
18:53 17 May 22
Kay Pereira
Kay Pereira
11:16 16 May 22
I have several issues with my skin and have been working with my doctor to deal with them. He referred me to a Dermatologist who advised on the treatment I needed. It took me a while to find the right place with the level of expertise that I needed and The Skin to Love Clinic ticked all of the boxes. My first experience with The Skin to Love Clinic was about 2 years ago. I had a consultation with Jane and immediately knew I was in good hands. I had a series of Fraxel laser which dealt with the issue as well as improved the quality of my skin. I am now dealing with a different issue and without hesitation made an appointment with Jane. What a relief to know that once again, I will be in the best hands and get the most appropriate treatment for my skin, not only dealing with the issue but also improving the health of my skin at the same time.About 4 years ago, I had threads from a well known Clinic in Harley Street. The process was extremely painful, left me with a lot of bruising, a disfigured face and took at least 6 weeks to recover. For the first 1 - 2 weeks I could hardly open my mouth, getting my toothbrush into my mouth was painful.2 weeks ago (with much trepidation) I had threads at Skin to Love. The difference was remarkable. This is a cosmetic procedure so when the threads are inserted, there is some discomfort. However, it was a far cry from the extreme pain from the Harley Street clinic. I had 1 pale yellow bruise about the size of 50p, no disfiguration and went out for dinner that night! My face was tender to touch for about 1 week but definitely not painful. I could see the results straight away and as time passes, it gets better. Thank you Jane for being so patient with me. I was so scared but now know I didn't need to be.
Liz Holgate
Liz Holgate
13:28 13 May 22
CET Plays05
CET Plays05
06:55 12 May 22
Jane is wonderful, I feel in safe hands here and am always pleased with the advice and treatments I receive here, hence why I would not go anywhere else, this is a great clinic.
Anne Thomas
Anne Thomas
10:09 11 May 22
Angelique Rowan
Angelique Rowan
12:44 29 Apr 22
For my first session of Lazer Hair Removal, I had the most lovely practitioner. They were so patient with me and walked me through the process. I’m so happy and excited to continue with them throughout my course!
Amelia Dacosta
Amelia Dacosta
17:07 20 Apr 22
Always friendly and information! Would recommend to anyone with any skin concerns or just looking for advice you can trust. I have my next consultation already booked.
Caz CC
Caz CC
16:57 19 Apr 22
Jan Spelman
Jan Spelman
13:46 16 Apr 22
First time trying Regenlite today. Nikki was helpful explaining the process and I noticed some immediate reduction in redness on my cheeks. Nikki also recommended my next treatment for thread veins. All in all the super friendly and knowledgeable service I’ve come to rely on at Skin to Love.
Tamsin
Tamsin
20:01 30 Mar 22
I recently had 3 moles removed from my face by Emma. I am really pleased with the results, I was very nervous and Emma made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend Emma and the skin to love clinic.
Gemma Terry
Gemma Terry
14:06 28 Mar 22
Skin to Love is a super professional clinic, from the moment you walk in they make you feel welcomed and the ladies are all absolutely lovely. The treatments are always done to an incredibly high standard and they make sure to answer any questions you may have. Would highly recommend!!
Rebecca Wilkins
Rebecca Wilkins
19:33 23 Mar 22
Exceptionally positive experience:* A consultation is required to determine whether the requested treatment is suitable for me. This reassured me of their expertise and integrity (that they wouldn't just push any treatment on me)* Specialist Jane is clearly an expert on the Clear&Brilliant treatment and provided me with a comprehensive insight in the procedure + follow-up care and answered all my questions* Tomorrow I'll receive a check-in call, which shows their level of attentiveness* Reception staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful* So far my Clear and Brilliant treatment looks good, will see results in 2-4 weeks
L eila
L eila
10:39 21 Mar 22
Lynzee Ward-Bourne
Lynzee Ward-Bourne
08:56 15 Mar 22
I felt confident and at ease with the consultant, and pleased with the prognosis and treatment offered.
Roger Timms
Roger Timms
11:51 26 Feb 22
I made the mistake of buying a product called Eyesential; an under eye enhancer which temporarily erases puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles in minutes and lasts for up to 8 hours. I used this product for a period of 7 years. During this time, the skin under and around my eyes became thinner, reddened, chronically dry and intensely wrinkled. I thought there was nothing I could do and would be left like this. I felt so depressed. Then one day when I was in The Skin to Love Clinic having treatment for Laser Hair Removal; I was informed about Thermage for the very first time. I now have this procedure done yearly. Jane has brought my skin back to its original state and more. My confidence has come back and I feel a so much happier. This treatment really works!
Bernadette Mc Donnell
Bernadette Mc Donnell
12:19 20 Feb 22
Another amazing face treatment and the service was excellent
B white
B white
16:34 19 Feb 22
Neil Sharp
Neil Sharp
15:50 19 Feb 22
Perfect!
J
J
18:59 12 Feb 22
Absolutely thrilled with the results of my treatment which was carried out expertly and efficiently with the utmost professional care by Jane. Would recommend ‘the Skin to Love’ clinic to anyone
Jacqueline Chapman
Jacqueline Chapman
08:18 12 Feb 22
Nick Matthews
Nick Matthews
12:02 09 Feb 22
Stella Carcone
Stella Carcone
18:52 08 Feb 22
Alison Gardner
Alison Gardner
12:56 05 Feb 22
Such a professional, understanding approach. I feel like I've just blurted out my last 12 months but Jane made me feel so heard and relevant.Really appreciate the time and advice given and I now feel like I have a plan for how to manage the skin troubles/problems.Thank you!
Shareen Pavaday
Shareen Pavaday
11:36 03 Feb 22
Had an appointment at Skin to Love today (my first in a while) and oh boy was it good to be back! It was great to see that they are still taking the safety of their clients so seriously with strict PPE guidelines being adhered to. Had a consultation with Jane and can’t wait to go back for my treatment! Thank you ladies ☺️
Olivia
Olivia
01:18 28 Jan 22
Rashad Koura
Rashad Koura
11:12 23 Jan 22
Emma is so professional and kind. At an initial consultation with her on a viral wart on my face, Emma explained my options and the procedure carefully and thoroughly. Afterwards I tried various lotions and wart removal products, but to no avail. Three months later I saw Emma again. It only took her a few minutes to surgically remove my wart. It was done with such a precision that my skin has been recovering really quickly and well. I highly recommend Emma!
Maggie Lu
Maggie Lu
20:35 31 Dec 21
Spencer Baker
Spencer Baker
15:54 23 Dec 21
Maggie McGivern
Maggie McGivern
17:55 21 Dec 21
Jane was excellent and extremely professional, giving a clear and detailed picture of my son’s skin post acne. Jane put my son at ease and presented options for reducing pigmentation and improving texture. Highly recommend The Skin to Love clinic.
Louise Allen
Louise Allen
12:20 19 Dec 21
I love coming to Skin to Love, where everyone remembers my name, even though I wouldn't consider myself a regular. I feel safe and welcomed each time. Every member of staff is so lovely and I've had the best treatments from each practitioner.
Gillian Maxwell
Gillian Maxwell
16:20 18 Dec 21
Margarita Germanos
Margarita Germanos
02:08 13 Dec 21
I really appreciate Jane's extensive medical back ground & professionalism, generosity with her time (I never feel rushed when I come here), and most importantly, skillful placement of injectables & application of procedures.It has been a pleasure to build a rapport over the past few months and I am delighted with the result of the customized care & treatments I have received here.The ladies at the reception are always welcoming, kind & accommodating, and the clinic is a beautifully designed & charming space to visit.I look forward to many future appointments.
SFT
SFT
22:57 23 Oct 21
Outstanding from start to finish. Professional, knowledgeable and caring people. Highly recommend
Daniel Farney
Daniel Farney
15:06 21 Oct 21
I am extremely happy with the treatment I received and the professionalism of the staff. Emma and Jane were extremely friendly and reassuring too. Thank you.
Catherine Rumsey
Catherine Rumsey
15:27 14 Oct 21
Excellent service and explained everything thoroughly so I understood. Really impressed with the level of care. Thank you.
Melissa Uddin
Melissa Uddin
18:02 07 Oct 21
FV Lessers
FV Lessers
14:31 07 Oct 21
Would recommend, had a consultation by the nurse , very informative and all staff are extremely knowledgeable of their treatments. Not pushy in selling products or services , the look and feel of the store is very warm and welcoming. I am looking forward to getting treatments there.Update in 4/10/2021 - after going to mobile therapists and now here, I must say there is a big difference ! much much more professional and great customer service - I have had anti wrinkle injections and was reassured this will work and it has! ( I had deep frown lines) worth the bit of extra money for sure!
Camillia Barton
Camillia Barton
12:17 04 Oct 21
Nadine Lackhee
Nadine Lackhee
17:43 25 Sep 21
Valerie Minchella
Valerie Minchella
10:20 19 Sep 21
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