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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Toni Rodosta
Remember that your skin is still healing internally for about 4 to 6 weeks after your series of treatments are complete. Your skin is also more susceptible to Hyperpigmentation so my recommendations on taking care of your skin after Fraxel include Treating your skin gently and avoiding abrasive cleansers or rubbing with towels or washcloths Using a simple gentle cleanser like Cetaphil is generally easily tolerated by anyone Using Sunscreen of at least 30SPF or a sunblock every day indoors...
After a Fraxel Treatment, it is important to follow proper post treatment guidelines. This includes staying out of the sun and wearing high SPF sun block. Because the skin is extra sensitive after treatment, be sure to use gentle cleansers and avoid harsh scrubs. If you are using a medicated cleanser, be sure to ask your doctor before using again. In general, you can expect about 4 - 6 weeks for skin to recover after final treatment.
After Fraxel treatments, you want to do your best to maintain your results and prevent future sun damage. Even though everything may look back to normal, there is still healing and remodeling going on in your skin, and you don't want to do anything to irritate or inflame your skin. Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight for 6-8 weeks after Fraxel (and you just spent a lot of time and money treating your sun damage), so wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every single day. Wear a...