Is fraxel laser okay for Asian skin?

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Fraxel Laser for Asian Skin

Most Lasers can be used on all skin types, as long as the treating physician is VERY experienced with using Lasers. The Fraxel Restore Dual has been shown to be a great treatment option for Asian patients with brown spots, hyper pigmentation, and melasma. 

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Fraxel Treatments on Asian Skin

Fraxel can be used on Asian skin, however it does have the possibility for hyperpigmentation. If a bleaching type product is used it lowers the possibility, but is should be used consistently before and after treatment with a good sunscreen of SPF 50. I also treat Asian skin with Ematrix, the Ematrix system uses Sublative RF- fractioned bi-polar radio frequency technology to effectively place heat energy into the dermis with much less possibility of hyperpigmenatation. It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what treatment is best for your concerns.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Asian Skin and Fraxel

Fraxel is a great laser and I have had fabulous results over the years. However, I have seen many Asian patients who were treated by other physicians and developed hyper pigmentation from Fraxel.  Asian skin is very delicate.  Depending on your skin Ematrix Radiofrequency may be a better choice for the best cosmetic results.  Please find a board certified Dermatologist who has a lot of experience in Asian skin and cosmetic laser procedures.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Fraxel Laser for Any Skin Type

Thank you for your question. The Fraxel Laser has been proven to be safe for all skin types. It has been used clinically all over the globe with confirmed results. The Fraxel Laser has made CO2 laser obsolete by correcting many imperfections with the procedure. However, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is essential to determine the most relevant treatments for a potential patient.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Fraxel in Asian skin

Hi. One of the main advantages of the Fraxel laser and the reason it has have over 700,000 treatments world-wide is that it is safe for all types of skin. The Fraxel laser replaced the old-fashioned CO2 laser resurfacing that was popular in the late 90s (this can only be used on light skins). See the link below for more information. Regards Dr Charles Cope

Charles Cope, MD
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Fraxell treatment in patients of Asian background

Generally speaking, Fraxel therapy is very safe in all skin types.  

Nevertheless, each patient is different, and a range of different factors can affect individual results. It is best to consult your specific concern with a board-certified specialist.

William Numa, MD, FACS
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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