I've read many posts from Fraxel patients who claim that they started seeing horrible, deep (sometimes open wound) permanent scars a year or so after getting their first Fraxel treatment. How much research/evidence has been found towards this?
Can Fraxel Cause Extreme, Permanent Scarring Years After Treatment?
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Any laser can cause permanent scarring if the laser settings were not set properly
Any laser can cause permanent scarring if the laser settings were not set properly or if the patient’s skin type is not right for this treatment. Or, if post-operative care is not proper it can cause scarring. It’s always important to have these treatments under the observation of an experienced physician. For more information on Fraxel visit my website.
Fraxel and scarring
Have Not Heard of, or Seen Permanent Scarring Years After Fraxel Treatment
Fortunately I have not seen permanent delayed scarring with Fraxel treatments. I have also not seen any scientific reports in our medical journals reporting on delayed scarring. There have been a few reports of immediate burns and scarring of eyelids and necks, usually related to excessive treatment levels. Most of these cases have reportedly healed well.
Good luck and be well.