Can Fraxel Make Your Skin More Sensitive?

Can Fraxel make your skin more sensitive? Will it make sensitive skin worse?

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A few patients might notice that their skin is more...

A few patients might notice that their skin is more sensitive to towel rubbing, sunshine exposure, application of creams, and to extreme changes in temperature. This usually improves with time. If one has sensitive skin, meaning that breakouts occur with certain creams, then it is possible that an acne flare could develop in the healing phase after any resurfacing, although much less with Fraxel than the older more involved carbon dioxide laser.

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