Fraxel and Usage on Dry Skin?

Are there any additional risks with using fraxel laser on already dry skin? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel Safe On Dry Skin

Until recently, aggressive laser resurfacing of the face (ablative laser treatment) was the only way to achieve superior cosmetic results in rejuvenating significantly aged or sun-damaged skin. Unfortunately, this treatment is associated with open healing, with prolonged recovery time and redness. With the advent of fractionated laser resurfacing (non-ablative laser), specifically the Fraxel laser, significant results can be achieved through a series of “fractional” treatments whereby multiple tiny columns of skin are aggressively treated, with surrounding areas of skin untouched. This enables faster healing than if the entire area were treated at once, and since there is no skin surface disruption, healing times are very short. Therefore, there should be no risk in using the Fraxel on dry skin. Of course, it is always best to check with your board-certified doctor before undergoing the treatment. Best of luck. 

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel is my favorite laser!

If you have dry skin you should treat this dryness with a moisturizer like Epiceram.  This is the ideal pre- and post- treatment cream for Fraxel.  After your treatment everyone gets some dryness and peeling and that way you avoid excessive side effects.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Using Fraxel on Dry skin

Dear Patient,

If you have dry skin, you are likely an individual with sensitive skin type. You are still a good candidate for Fraxel therapy. However, your after care treatment may entail more gentle and moisturizing skin care routine. You laser therapist, would likely advice you accordingly. Good luck.

Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD
Davie Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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