Is this normal for Fraxel? (Photo)

I got fraxel on a burn scan n have some pink spots is this normal? Wat should i use to make it heal faster

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel and Burn NYC

That is not a typical reaction to the Fraxel laser.  It appears as if you still have a burn from too much energy applied to the area. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who can help you with wound care.  Best, Dr. Green


New York Dermatologist
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Fraxel burn

This is not normal. What probably happened is called "bulk heating" and is caused by too much heat in a particular area. When treating small areas, there needs to be breaks taken to allow the skin to cool between passes. I would discuss with your doctor the care needed for this but should include an occlusive ointment because wounds heal better when moist. I like Biafine for this. Agree with the hydroquinone for at least a month too, 4%.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Fraxel burn

Not routine to get a burn following fraxel; It looks like you will require some local wound care until the scabs fall off and then some treatment for you hyperpigmentation spots; I would recommend one month of hydroquinone 4% topically.

Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

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