Had Fraxel Dual on Friday 9/4/2015. Will these streaks dissipate in time?
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Red Streaks Should Fade Within 2 Weeks
Fraxel Laser and Redness
Many patients are red for a week after the Fraxel laser. It all depends on what setting was used and your skin type. If you are still red after 10 days I would return to your treating physician for examination. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Fraxel and lasers for the best cosmetic results.
Evaluating Redness after Fraxel Resurfacing.
Usually I will have my patients ice the areas treated for several times per day for 1-2 days. In addition I provide them with a mid-potency topical cortisone cream to apply to the areas which greatly helps reduce redness and swelling.
If your redness is not improving over the next 2-3 days, I would make a follow-up appointment with your Doctor to have them examine and see if more needs to be done.
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