Is Fraxel safe?
Fraxel technology has an exceptional track record for its safety and effectiveness in treating a wide selection of conditions affecting the skin.
How many treatments are recommended?
For best results, it is recommended that a patient receive about 3-5 Fraxel treatments, with each session taking between about an hour to complete.
What should I avoid after the treatment?
Avoid irritating products or any products containing retinol, glycolic acid, bleaching cream, and exfoliants 7 days after treatment. Use a bland moisturizer or very thin layer of petrolatum ointment (Aquaphor) to cover any area with oozing. Allow your skin to heal and DO NOT scrub, rub, or use any exfoliatns on the area. Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, exercise, sweating, swimming, and exposing the skin to heat and sun.
How long until I can resume my usual activities?
Once the sloughing is complete, you may resume your routine skin care and makeup products as long as they are tolerable to you.
Should I be concerned with sun protection immediately after the treatment?
It is very important that you use a broadband sunscreen (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of 30 or more. Reapply every 2 hours. If direct exposure is necessary during the first 7 to 14 days also wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area.