Fraxel After Mini Lift

Hi, I am 46. I had a "Mini Facelift" done Wednesday to lift my sagging jowls. How soon after the lift can I go for Fraxel?

They say I can come now, but I am still in pain with my stitches and the swelling pulling on them, don't think I can handle still the sunburnt feeling?? Please advise what you think?

Doctor Answers 4

Fraxel after Minilift

You can have the Fraxel treatment anytime you are comfortable. I do not do Fraxel but I have a FX Fractionated CO2 laser that I use in conjunction with mini lifts. I will do the non-undermined areas such as the lower eyelids, peri-oral and cheeks at the same time as the lift. I will then complete the procedure at one week to feather the facial areas involved in the surgery.


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Never seen any result from Fraxel Laser

Fraxel laser treatments do not do any thing to the skin. A good chemical peel will do more than 6 cessions of Fraxel laser and less expensive.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel after a face lift

Whether a full face and neck lift with brow lift, or just a mini lift, you should only have the Fraxel when your face feels comfortable. Why subject yourself to discomfort unnecessarily. If you are asking about Fraxel Repair, which is more involved than Fraxel Restore, you should wait until all the incisions are healed.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Fraxel After Mini-Lift

Hi Suki,

Fraxel laser treatment compliments the results of both mini and full facelift surgeries.

Wait until you feel that your skin is ready for more treatment. It also depends on the type of Fraxel treatment that you are going to have.

Heal well and rapidly.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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