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Fraxel Restore Gone Wrong- Indented/Oozing/Broken Skin. What To Do? (photo)

I just had fraxel restore done (7 hours ago). The pics shows fraxel restore done to an area with no scars (mistake technique made) and there's 2 rolling scars that was not treated (technician missed it). My problem is the treated area (3 inches vertical), towards the bottom you can see a quarter size indentation of broken skin which continues to still was perfectly fine before, smooth and scar What should I do? Settings 60 mj/level 7/8 passes

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Fraxel Laser

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Oozing is not abnormal and the area should heal in 7-10 days.  Areas missed can be treated in the future.  Be sure to use sunscreen and a hat to protect form the sun.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Go back and see the person who did the treatment.

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You should follow up with the doctor who did the treatment for advise regarding skin care after the procedure.  If you would like a second opinion, go see a good dermatologist in your area.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Complication From Fraxel Restore by "Technician"

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Hi Dan,

You should return to your treating physician's office for evaluation.  It is not normal for the skin to be broken with oozing after Fraxel restore.  You should be evaluated for a possible burn and be treated to prevent scarring.  Even though Fraxel restore is a very safe laser, it is still a powerful tool that can cause complications if used improperly.  That is why I personally believe that a physician should perform the treatments, not a "technician".  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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