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Spot Testing for Fraxel Re:pair or Total FX

Is there any way to broadly predict how my skin will react to Fraxel Repair or Total FX? Is it unreasonable to ask for a spot treatment or testing to see if I'm a good candidate?

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Yes, you can have spot-testing for those treatments


Hi JJ,

You can have test spot treatment with either Fraxel re:pair or Total FX to get an idea of how your skin will respond. You will have a "wound" to take care of for 24 to 36 hours, and then need to use the proper skin care that is usually recommended following the treatment.

Dr. P

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Spot testing before Fraxel Repair or Active FX treatment


What you can do is have a spot test for Fraxel Repair or Active FX to see how your skin will react to the treatment. Although you may need time to heal, a spot test will help you decide if you are the right candidate for Fraxel.

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