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

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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

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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.

After affects of Fraxel Laser

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

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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


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Fraxel Restore for Stretch Marks, What Does it Feel Like After Treatment?

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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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