I had fraxel repair 2 months ago. Should I be getting acne breakouts?

Why am I getting acne breakouts now? I never had acne before!

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Break outs are commonly seen after fractional laser treatments

Yes, acne and acniform break outs are very common following fractional laser, especially if the density is high and you are using an occlusive moisturiser. I often anticipate this break out and will prescribe ab's prior, each Specialist will have their own protocol. Your Specialist can easily rectify this situation, so visits him or her for treatment. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 


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I had fraxel repair 2 months ago. Should I be getting acne breakouts?

Thank you for your question. Breakouts are not abnormal and can sometimes depend on your post care. Consult with a Board certified Plastic Surgeon for a treatment plan.

Fraxel Repair

Acne breakouts post fractionated laser has been reported.  It can be treated with the help of the physician who performed the procedure.  If they cannot help I recommend that you ask them to refer you to a colleague who can.

Jerome Potozkin, MD
Danville Dermatologic Surgeon
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