Amlactin safe to use post fraxel?
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AmLactin is not appropriate Post Fraxel Laser
The proper post-protocol post Fraxel is essential to your best treatment. I usually suggest Epiceram after Fraxel and there is a specific protocol to follow.
Do Not Use AmLactin Post Fraxel
Wait a week before restarting exfoliating skin care after fraxel
Although Fraxel leaves the top layer of skin intact, the skin that is being replaced with new skin is gradually pushed up and out of the surface. Almactin contains an acid that exfoliates the surface of the skin, which may worsen the peeling that sometimes occurs after Fraxel. Although using it would probably not hurt the skin, it could cause more inflammation or discomfort in the post laser period, so I would recommend waiting a week or even 2 for the healing to be complete.
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I don't recommend AmLactin for daily use after Fraxel treatment
I personally would not recommend AmLactin for my Fraxel patients, though it is a useful moisturizer in other scenarios.
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