Knoxville Institute of Dermatology is excited to announce the addition of the Fraxel® Dual laser system to our Knoxville office. Simply put, the Fraxel® Dual laser system is the newest, most advanced, and effective cosmetic laser system available in Knoxville. Fraxel® treatment is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look.
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Regardless of the level of sun damage you have, or if you just want prevention and maintenance, there’s a Fraxel treatment for you. In short, Fraxel treatment creates smoother, fresher, healthier and younger-looking skin…improved tone, texture and pore size… and the softening of wrinkles and lines.
The Fraxel re:store Dual laser system is specifically designed for skin resurfacing, mild to severe skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and face, discoloration and uneven pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scars, pigmented lesions including age spots and sunspots, melasma (cloak of pregnancy) and actinic keratoses (pre-skin cancers).
Think of your skin as a digital photo that is delicately touched up one spot at a time. Fraxel treatment, likewise, affects a fraction of tissue at a time with thousands of microscopic laser columns – each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle. Then your body takes care of the rest. The laser columns stimulate a natural healing process that works from the inside out, replacing damaged tissue with younger, smoother and healthier skin. The science of fraxel treatment involves three components:
- The epidermis – The outer layer of the skin
- The dermis – Sub-layers of skin that include collagen and elastin
- Microscopic laser columns – Rebuilding skin from the inside out
Under the epidermis is a network of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that keep your skin youthful and tight. But as you age and get more sun exposure, those proteins simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. As a result, your skin may start to sag and show damage like wrinkles, lines or spots.
This is where Fraxel laser treatment can help. Microscopic laser columns penetrate deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds, which trigger your body’s natural response system to heal those wounds. This process expedites your body’s remodeling of collagen and elastin, which results in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. This is how Fraxel treatment creates new skin from the inside out.
Just as important are the areas of skin that Fraxel treatment doesn’t touch. Because the treatment is so precise, the laser columns target only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This “fractional” treatment allows your body to heal the skin faster than if the entire area was treated at once.
Pioneering fractional technology. Fraxel treatment is the first fractional treatment of its kind, rejuvenating your skin from the inside out. It works. With more than 500,000 treatments performed, Fraxel has an unparalleled record of research, FDA clearances, proven results and physician endorsements. It fits your lifestyle. Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. Add it up, and Fraxel treatment is in a class all its own. There’s simply nothing else like it for safely, effectively improving the appearance of your skin and creating a renewed sense of confidence. The Fraxel re:store Dual laser system is the most advanced laser system made, and it’s only available at Knoxville Institute of Dermatology.
No matter your age, sex or skin color, Fraxel laser treatment can uncover your youthful skin buried within.
For men and women of all ages. Whether you’re in your 30s and just starting to see wrinkles…or in your 60s or older with deeper lines and loose skin; or somewhere in between…The Fraxel family of treatments has an option for your unique skin.
On and off the face. Because the technology is so precise, Fraxel treatment works not only on the face, but also on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands. View more before-and-after photos of the Fraxel Laser Treatments.
Fraxel laser treatment removes years from the skin’s appearance – without the same degree of risks and side effects commonly associated with other procedures. That’s because Fraxel’s team of scientists, physicians, clinicians and engineers are dedicated to developing safe, effective solutions for rejuvenating your skin. The Fraxel track record speaks for itself:
- Excellent safety record with more than 500,000 treatments performed.
- Extensive clinical and tissue research.
- Ongoing clinical trials in a state-of-the-art Fraxel facility in San Francisco Bay Area
- Ongoing testing and research by on-site biomedical engineering team.
- Safe and effective on most skin types, on and off the face, for men and women.
In other words, when you get a Fraxel treatment, you can feel confident You’re receiving a safe, effective procedure. Fraxel treatment is a treatment you can trust.
After the procedure, you will have some degree of redness, swelling or a sunburn sensation, which are sings that your body’s natural healing process is building new skin from the inside out. You can return to routine activities in as little as one hour or, for more aggressive treatments, as soon as a few days. Other precautions: To protect your skin after treatment, wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re out in the sun. During your initial consultation, Doctors Anderson and Rahman will determine the best Fraxel laser treatment plan for your desired results. Then, when you’re ready for treatment, it’ll be done right in your physician’s office. Here’s what happens:
- The area of your skin to be treated is thoroughly cleansed.
- A topical anesthetic ointment is applied
- About 60 to 90 minutes later, once the anesthetic has taken full effect, treatment begins.
- The treatment takes just 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.
- Then the anesthetic is completely removed.
- Now we let the healing process begin, from the inside out.
The Fraxel® Dual is a combination of the previous 1550nm wavelength laser and the newer 1927nm wavelength laser, which only the Dual laser has. With the older Fraxel®, 4 treatments were recommended, now the same correction with the Dual can usually be done in only 3 treatments, which means less time to achieve your desired results, more convenience and lower cost. Additional improvements in the new Fraxel® Dual include:
- Faster treatment times – With upgrades in the software, you can cut treatment times by about 25% and have no degradation in effectiveness.
- More comfort – The new handpiece has an integrated Zimmer Cooling Device (cold air) which allows for the skin to be chilled directly where the treatment is occurring.
- Groundbreaking pigment eradication – The new 1927nm wavelength allows for a very superficial resurfacing which can eliminate pigmentation from melasma, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, actinic keratosis safely in all skin types, on all parts of the body.
- Extremely comfortable – Very little, if any topical anesthesia is needed for using just the 1927nm laser. This allows for large surface areas to be treated in a single session.
- Superficial resurfacing similar to a superficial CO2 laser resurfacing – Without the downtime or wound care. It is partially ablative, partial non-ablative.
- When used simultaneously with the 1550nm laser, you get more effective resurfacing – a superficial and deep resurfacing – leading to less treatments for the same results.
- Safe for all skin types and all body surfaces.
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What Our Patients Say
I really was impressed with Dr. Wright. He is extremely knowledgeable and I really recommend him as a fine Dermatologist.
Dr. Rahman is wonderful. She is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. She takes time to listen. She handled my problem right away. I had been very concerned about it.
What a great experience! I was greeted promptly and courteously by the front desk staff. I was seen almost immediately and treated with care and concern by both Devon and Dr. Wright. I will certainly make KID my home for dermatology and would highly recommend them to everyone.
Dr. Adam Wright took his time to explain the procedure, perform the surgery, and teach how to care for wound afterwards. I have found few physicians take such time with their patients and I am a registered nurse.
I was very pleased with the efficiency of the staff who handed me some forms, then directed me upstairs where I barely sat down before I was escorted to the exam room. Dr. Wright came in a few minutes later and got down to business in a most pleasant and professional manner. Thank you.
I had a recurring dermatological condition for several and a series of dermatologists as a result. And yet until I met Dr. Wright, my condition remained undiagnosed and it turned out to be potentially life-threatening. I am so fortunate to have found him and I would not go to anyone else and recommend him often.
Knox Institute of Dermatology is the best! Dr. Adam Wright has always been very courteous and knowledgeable of my care.
Lindsey Best, NP is a great listener and she is sensitive to my daughter’s questions and concerns. Her acne is getting better! Thank you!
I saw the NP. She was personable, informative and skilled in taking care of my problem. I recommend her and will ask for her if I have need to go again.
Awesome doctor, awesome staff. Definitely would recommend this office to all my friends. Also, my husband is a patient and my daughters will have appointments soon.
Dr. Rahman and her nurse were very friendly, professional, and spent an appropriate amount of time with me. I have some benign lesions that I want to have removed at some time in the future and I will return to Knox Institute of Dermatology.
We had a great experience with Dr Anderson, she was great with my 10 year old son, minimal wait times. Lovely office and staff!
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson is very thorough, knowledgeable, listens, explains the best treatments, and gives options for care.
I had an overall satisfying experience as usual. Short wait time, attractive and clean facilities, courteous and professional yet welcoming staff. Dr. Rahman was thorough and treatment options were well explained.
Dr. Anderson has been my dermatologist for several years, and I continue to be impressed with her dedication, caring attitude, and professionalism. The staff are always friendly and helpful.
I was called back promptly. Dr. Rahman was careful to make sure I was not experiencing any pain during the procedure.. The staff was friendly, yet very professional; clearly describing follow-up procedures I needed to perform. My insurance initially rejected a prescribed mediation, but the staff worked tirelessly and was successful in getting them to reverse their decision.
Friendly and excellent service! Love the staff, always up beat and happy. Comfortable with staff knowledge and skills. Just a great experience if there is such a thing when visiting a Dr.
Dr. Wright was very caring, answered questions in a way I could understand, listened to what I had to say. I especially appreciate that he doesn’t prescribe medications without careful thought and trying alternatives first.
Dr. Anderson is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring doctor. Her nurse, Lori, was equally sensitive to my concerns and she showed the utmost respect and dignity during my medical treatment.
They have a very nice and knowledgeable staff. I didn’t have to wait long, and they did a great job of explaining the process and options to me. I highly recommend this practice!