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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 ooze....it was perfectly fine before, smooth and scar free..help??? What should I do? Settings 60 mj/level 7/8 passes

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Fraxel Laser

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
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Go back and see the person who did the treatment.

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
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Complication From Fraxel Restore by "Technician"

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
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