What Does if Feel Like After a Fraxel Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks?

Would a fraxel treatment feel like the skin is dried out, tight and a bit sore like a sunburn?

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Fraxel Laser

A mild sunburn is the most common sensation reported. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel is being used for stretch marks

When you have the Fraxel laser treatment, whether it be for fine lines, pigmentation, or stretch marks, the main feeling for the first two days is as if you have a sun tan or sun burn.  The skin may feel a little "hot" for the first two hours and that feeling quickly dissipates.  I prescibe a topical emollient to use after the procedure several times duing the day for at least a week after the Fraxel to counter-act that sensation.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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After affects of Fraxel Laser

After a fraxel treatment for stretch marks the skin will feel a little dry and a little tight, nothing more.

Richard Galitz, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What does Fraxel feel like after treatment for stretch marks

Fraxel restore treatment, whether for stretch marks or on the face for rejuvenation, can feel like a mild sunburn for a day or so. This will resolve, then you can feel a bit swollen if on the face and dry or flaking for a few to several days- depending on intensity of treatment


Lori A. Brightman, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fraxel Restore for Stretch Marks, What Does it Feel Like After Treatment?

Fraxel restore treatment for stretch marks is a relatively painless procedure.  Numbing cream is topically applied to the areas treated for about 1 hour.  After the treatment, the skin may feel a little warm like a mild sunburn for about 1 to 2 hours.  After 1 to 2 hours, there should be no further discomfort.  Choose your treating physician most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

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Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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