Best Cream After Fraxel Restore and Collagen Induction Therapy?

I had fraxel II restore and collagen induction therapy(1.5mm needle) right after fraxel just 4 days ago and now its starting to peel off the burnt skin.The clinic let me used laser cream and tyrosinase inhibitor cream for 3 days only after treatment and of course with sunblock.and now i'm on my 4th day after treatment, what would be the best cream that i'll use while my skin is not completely healing.they pushed me to use obagi nu-derm product but it's so expensive for a cream and time consuming

Doctor Answers 3

Best post-Fraxel restore cream varies

Many of us like growth factor creams like Neocutis Biocream or TNS serum. It is the perfect time to use growth factors when there is a wound from laser. Others like to use simple emollients with petrolatum or lubricants. Others like Biafine or Aquaphor. I would go with the recommendation of the board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon you are working with so you are compliant with her/his care.

New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Creams After Fraxel

I would definitely not use the Obagi NuDerm system so soon after a Fraxel treatment, particularly if you are using the Retin-A (tretinoin) portion of it.  I typically have patients wait 10-14 days until resuming this system.  You really do not need anything special to help your skin heal, expect a moisturizer.  There a lot of good OTC moisturizers that can be used, as long as they do not cause a stinging or burning sensation.  There is a Rx medication called Biafine that works really well to speed healing in the early stages, and EltaMD also makes good moisturizers that typically are well-tolerated by patients.  

Timothy G. Rodgers, MD, FAAD
Frisco Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Topical therapy after Fraxel REstore

There are so many settings that can be used in Fraxel REsotre that it would be difficult to discuss all scenarios, but most of my paitents use the Skin Medica, Ceramide cream after Fraxel Resotre. Some creams such as aquaphor are nice emollients but there may be an increased risk of developing milia (whiteheads).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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