Fraxel Repair Allergic Reaction /swelling/ Itching - London, UK

I had fraxel done twice 2 years ago and decided to...

I had fraxel done twice 2 years ago and decided to have another session following 2 polaris tightening sessions.

The treatment (tuesday afternoon)was as painful; as before but bearable with the numbing gel. Wednesday morning i was very red snd had a swollen face especially under the eyes and all down my neck was inflamed and very itchy.. my doctor told me not to worry it was normal. By wenesday morning my whole face was very swollen with what looked like pockets of fluid under the eyes and really itchy, again i was told that this was normal and day 3 was the worst. I had had no swelling with the 2 previous treatments and was really concerned.Friday morning not much improvement with the swelling bit the skin was hot and really itchy.Finally my doctor told me that i may have had an allergic reaction and my skin was flooded with histamine! he gave me some topical cream clobetasol propionate..(steroid cream) Within 10 minutes the itching and burning sensation had subsided.3 hours after my face has cooled and is much less swollen.Maybe this has something to do with the Polaris sessions i had 2 weeks prior to the fraxel and my skin couldn't cope.

10 days post treatment and allergic reaction... my...

10 days post treatment and allergic reaction... my skin is still a little red/dry on the areas which had the treatments as well as the areas affected by the histamine reaction. My Doctor thinks it could have been the moisture restoring spray he gave me for post treatment...(along with some oil) This was organic and had natural ingredients. This was, along with the 2 Polaris treatments the only difference to previous Fraxels. I strongly recommend having a patch test for any cream/oil/spray you will be using after your treatment prior to a Fraxel treatment. I will update this post in a month and say how my skin is looking and if my fine lines have improved with the Fraxel and the tightening from the Polaris have worked.

Its now 4 weeks post Fraxel treatment.The redness...

Its now 4 weeks post Fraxel treatment.The redness and dry crepy skin has totally gone now. My skin condition looks good but i really cannot see much improvement in the fine lines around my mouth..i will post again in another 4 weeks.

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he dealt with the problem but i think one should be aware of allergic reactions which seem similar to the downtime/reactions to the laser

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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