Overall Bronzing and Cystic Acne After Fraxel Restore

I had 3 Fraxel Restores with the last being on May 10th. My 2nd treatment, I broke out with a handful of cysts which I was told was normal. After my 3rd treatment, I broke out with another handful plus the others seemed to pop back up. My derm put me on doxycycline; thankfully I have no new cysts and the others have resolved. Along with the PIH from the cysts, moderate hyperpigmentation, I have an overall bronzing which clearly ends at the jaw. I just started Nu Derm. Am I on the right path?

Doctor Answers (3)

The bronzing after fraxel will go away eventually

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The bronzing you are experiencing will eventually go away.  It sounds like you got good advice from your dermatologist. 


New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Bronzing after Fraxel

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The bronzing after Fraxel is temporary for the majority of cases. Be patient and use a good moisutrizing cream and sunscreens.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Overall Bronzing and Cystic Acne Breakout After Fraxel restore

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Hi MtPMom,

Follow your dermatologists advice.  The good news is that the bronzing that you are experiencing from your Fraxel restore treatments will eventually fade with time.  I hope that your symptoms resolve quickly.  Good luck and be well. 

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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