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Is Fraxel C02 Laser a Good Option For the Chest Area?

Is Fraxel C02 Good for the Chest Area?

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Fraxel Is An Option For The Chest Area

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This treatment eliminates irregular skin discoloration, and stimulates new collagen production, tightening the skin without prolonged recovery. After a series of 2 to 4 Fraxel treatments, the cumulative cosmetic improvement is near more aggressive lasers, but unlike more aggressive lasers, redness and swelling eliminated within 2 to 4 days after each treatment. Fraxel is outstanding for fine wrinkles, mild skin laxity, irregular pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, age spots and Rosacea. It can be used safely on the face, neck, hands, arms, and chest.


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel CO2 is good choice for chest

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Fraxel CO2 is a great option for the chest but energy and density must be decreased on the thinner skin of the chest. We often combine this treatment int the same session with the GentleLase alexandrite laser to remove brown spots and the Vbeam vascular laser to treat redness and broken veins. More than one treatment may be needed for best results because less energy must be used.

Elizabeth F. Rostan, MD
Charlotte Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

CO2 Laser For the Chest Area

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Yes, the CO2 laser by Fraxel (aka Fraxel Re:Pair) can be used on the chest. But results really depend on the skill level and experience of practicing physician. 

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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It is difficult to answer your question about the Fraxel Repair Laser.

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It all depends on what you want to have treated and how the laser is used.  The chest has a very high risk of keloid scarring which could occur if the Fraxel Repair Laser is used on the chest.  You need to seek a consultation with board certified dermatologist who has a lot of experience with the Fraxel Repair Laser.  You could contact Solta (the company that make the Fraxel Repair Laser) for the name of respected and experienced dermatologist in your area.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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