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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by msa in uae
Fraxel laser can be done for many indications and like all procedures you need to have someone experienced perform them. Chemical peels come in different strengths and different acids may be used. The higher the strength generally the more careful one has to be. Again, like all procedures there are side effects that are expected from the procedures like redness and peeling. Special care with both procedures to avoid the sun is essential.
The categories you mention have different levels of treatment and need to be compared keeping this in mind. A trichloroacetic (TCA) acid peel may be done as a superficial peel using 25 or 30%, or less strong, or a medium depth peel using 50%. Usually when a TCA peel is done as a medium peel, it is not done at a 50% strength as it may cause scarring, but rather, it is used in combination with a superficial peel, such as Jessner's or a glycoloic acid peel and the TCA can be 30%. Peels...
When used correctly, both the Fraxel laser and TCA chemical peels are safe and effective. Both have potential side effects, but most side effects are temporary, such as peeling, redness, etc. Almost any cosmetic or medical procedure has the potential for serious, permanent side effects (scarring, skin color changes, etc.), and you should discuss these fully with the treating provider. Also, make sure and ask who will actually be performing the procedure, and how they...