Do I Have to Use Local Steroids After Fraxel?

Do I have to use local steroids after Fraxel for couple of days?

Doctor Answers (3)

It really depends on how you’re healing after laser treatment


Steroids are just a way to modify the healing response after the laser treatment, so they may be recommended but are not necessary. It really depends on how you’re healing after laser treatment.

New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Steroid topically is not a must after Fraxel


Most patients of mine certainly do not use topical steroids after Fraxel restore. Good emollients are recommended and that is all that is required.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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No Unless you have too much inflammation

You do not need steriods unless you too much inflammation and your doctor is concerned about hyperpigmentation. Most patient apply moistureizer and after 2 days you can apply makeup

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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