Retin A Before and After Fraxel Repair?
- Asked by Violeta in Texas & Canada
- 4 years ago
Retin-A before Fraxel re:pair helps with healing but need to stop 2 weeks before
Retin A is helpful prior to Fraxel Re:Pair
Retin A is quite helpful to speed up the healing process after Fraxel and we encourage all of our patients to start it prior to the procedure. It isn't something that is imperative, but it does help quite a bit. We also start our folks on the Obagi Regimen as well and that seems to help.
We say they should stop it a few days before it, but that isn't fixed in stone either. Good luck with your procedure.
Talk to your dermatologist
Pre-treatment Retin A has been shown to improve the healing time, final result, and reduce the post-procedure risk of pigmentation and milia post-resurfacing. I recommend a minimum of 2 weeks use prior to the procedure. I also recommend you stop the Retin A 4-7 days just before. I restart based upon each patients unique skin type and healing response. This is what your dermatologist can decide for you. Good luck.
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