Will Fraxel Restore Work As Well As IPL for Facial Redness?

Doctor Answers 4

Fraxel Restore is NOT for Facial Redness...

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Fraxel Restore is not going to work for facial redness... Fraxel Restore is for sundamage, dyschromias, texture and resurfacing. 


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Dr. Grant Stevens        Marina PlasticSurgery Associates          Marina del Rey, CA         The Institute



Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

IPL treats facial redness

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Fraxel is great for brown spots and wrinkles. Follow Fraxel treatments with IPL to treat redness. IPL works best for redness when you don't use topical anesthesia.

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Redness is best treated with a short pulse IPL like VascuLight Elite, SmoothCool, Palomar Max G or a Pulsed Dye Laser

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Fraxel Restore Dual is not the best treatment for facial redness.  A visible light IPL with high energy short pulses or a pulsed dye laser are the best devices for treating facial redness.  

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Fraxel Re:store does not treat facial redness

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Fraxel Re:store laser is a great treatment to stimulate collagen, improve pigmentation and minimize acne scars, but it does not treat blood vessels that cause facial redness.  IPL would be an appropriate treatment for the redness.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

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