Fraxel Laser on Someone with Vitiligo?

I have a mild case of vitiligo, but none on my face. Is it safe to have Fraxel Laser on my face? Will Fraxel increase vitiligo or is it beneficial for stimulating melanin?

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Be cautious when doing any resurfacing procedure

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There is a concern that skin of yours that doesn’t have vitiligo could get vitiligo if it is traumatized. This is called the Koebner reaction. Fraxel RE:store or Re:pair might induce such trauma. Therefore, there is a possibility that you might be unhappy if you had Fraxel or any other resurfacing treatment. Speak to your dermatologist about this.

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