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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by Grace emma in Washington dc 20037
This is the biggest concern that can happen after a major laser procedure like this (and this is a major procedure, whatever the brochures say). With this type of procedure, many things can and will go wrong if they aren't handled correctly. The skill and expertise of the surgeon is the only thing that is going to keep you from suffering problems if these things do occur and it is a dermatologist's field to treat these sorts of conditions if they come around. For this reason, I recommend...
Hi Grace, Good question. Fortunately, the infection rate after Fraxel repair is extremely low. Personally I have treated over 200 patients without a single infection. I have heard of a couple of severe MRSA infections on the east coast. Both patients had birds as pets. Patients are given an antibiotic and antiviral (prophylactically for bacterial and herpetic infection prevention), and are instructed to carefully wash the treated areas with a weak acetic acid solution. The skin is...