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Fraxel laser skin treatments are among the most popular cosmetic laser treatments available.

Fraxel Side Effects

Expect swelling, redness and itchiness post-treatment.

Who shouldn't use it: Patients who should not consider a Fraxel treatment: people with dark moles, permanent tattoos, a history of skin cancer or an active skin infection near the skin site, a tendency to form keloid scars, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Drawbacks: Fraxel lasers are not a one-time treatment. It requires at least three return visits to begin seeing significant results.

Recovery Time For Fraxel

Healing time is shorter with fractional lasers like the Fraxel family. For "re:fine," expect to recuperate less than a a day; for "re:store," a day or two; for "re:pair," three to five days. Makeup can be used right away to cover the red-pink tint of your skin.

After care for Fraxel: After the procedure, you may use ice packs to reduce any swelling. Milder treatments may not require any after care at all, while stronger Fraxel treatments may involve peeling and hundreds of micro-scabs that you'll need to wash away after they form. You can expect the scabbing to begin about five days after the procedure.

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