Dr. Mary Lee Amerian and Dr. George Anterasian are proud to announce that we have now obtained our new Fraxel Restore Dual Laser! The treatments are performed in our Santa Monica office, a location conveniently located to much of the greater Los Angeles area. We are among the very first offices in the Los Angeles area to obtain the Fraxel Restore Dual Laser and to make it available to our skin rejuvenation patients.


The Fraxel Dual laser system is literally two lasers in one. It starts with the original Erbium based Fraxel Restore laser and adds to it an innovative Thulium laser. The Thulium laser is used to accelerate the clearance of abnormal brown pigment from the skin, including the pigment found in brown spots, brown patches, and sun spots. The Thulium laser works by delivering laser energy into the top layers of the skin where the abnormal brown pigment is located. This results in more rapid clearance of the pigment from the skin. As a result, significant reduction in abnormal brown pigment can be achieved in a single treatment!


The Thulium laser is not only able to treat brown pigment in the face but also on large portions of the body as well, including the neck, chest, hands, and arms. Patients we have treated have obtained major improvement in their brown pigmentation, and are regularly asked by people they know what they have done to their skin to look so much better.


The Erbium component of the Fraxel Dual laser is used to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture. The Erbium laser works by delivering laser energy deeper into the skin than the Thulium laser does, which stimulates new collagen production. It is this new collagen that results from the Erbium laser treatment that ultimately improves the fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture.


Thulium laser treatment and Erbium laser treatment can be performed at the same time and in the same treatment session to simultaneously treat brown pigment, wrinkles, and fine lines in the skin. Thus the Fraxel Restore Dual laser system simultaneously accomplishes both deep and superficial skin rejuvenation, and with no significant recovery downtime.


Our office has been performing Fraxel laser resurfacing since 2004, when the original Fraxel laser was first introduced for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Anterasian has personally performed over 1400 Fraxel laser procedures, and has extensive experience with Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation. Patients are invited to call 310-829-9396 to make an appointment to discuss Fraxel laser skin treatment.


Dr. Mary Lee Amerian offers personalized skin care solutions for women and men in her two Los Angeles locations, located in Santa Monica and Malibu. In January 2010 Dr. Amerian was selected (again!) to Los Angeles Magazine’s list of Super Doctors. She has been voted by her peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1996. Dr. George Anterasian has been recognized by “America’s Top Surgeons” as a leading surgeon in the United States. The Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center has been honored as one of the best dermatology and skin care practices in the Los Angeles area by the television show “Best of LA.”