Fraxel laser and acne breakouts
Fraxel is a great laser for treating acne scars. If you are continuing to break out after every treatment I would suggest you take a step back and make sure that the cause of your acne is not hormonal. Your acne needs to be under better control or you might need to continue antibiotic therapy before your treatments.
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Fraxel and acne
If you are having acne breakouts with fraxel then I would think it very important to be on acne treatment before and after your fraxel treatments. A topical retinoid like Retin-a or tretinoin can prevent breakouts and treat clogged pores. Starting an antibiotic before your treatment and continuing for the week after should be very helpful. The fraxel laser disrupts the upper skin layer and induces an inflammatory reaction in the skin - both of which can trigger underlying acne. I always encourage my patients to get very good control of their acne prior to starting any Fraxel treatments.