Is Blistering Common After Fraxel Treatment?

i had afraxel co 2 treatment 2 days ago, the itching is very uncomfortable and i now have blistering in several areas, is this common and what cant i use to soothe my

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Blistering after Fraxel Repair

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Fraxel Repair uses a fractional delivery of carbon dioxide laser to resurface the skin.  Oozing occurs, some small bleeding points, slight crusts and within several days to two weeks, complete epithelialization is noted for most patients.  Blisters do  not usually occur and can be a sign of an allergic contact dermatitis to a cream used for healing, bacterial infection, or even a serious cold sore (herpes) viral infection. You should contact your doctor immediately for evaluation of your blisters.

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