Is Fraxel bad for Rosacea?
Will Fraxel Make Rosacea Worse?
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Typically Fraxel does not make Rosacea worse, in fact,...
Fraxel not the best choice for active rosacea
Active rosacea can be flared by some lasers like Fraxel, Erbium Yag, Pearl, etc. Rosacea is improved, however, by the lasers in the visible light range and Intense Pulsed, or Broadband Light devices. The target of lasers like Pearl and Fraxel is water in the dermis to stimulate improvement of scars or photoaging. For rosacea, the desired target is the hemoglobin in the dilated and flushed blood vessels. That does not mean Pearl or Fraxel are not good treatments. They are wonderful, but it is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who understands the differences between lasers so the one best for YOUR condition can be chosen and you can enjoy the benefits of these lasers.
Fraxel and Rosacea Treatments
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Fraxel will definitely not make rosacea worse. Some patients do in fact notice that Fraxel helps improve acne, redness, and of course the scars from acne/rosacea. I always recommend Epiceram after Fraxel laser since this is an extremely mild moisturizer which will not exacerbate acne or rosacea. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatolgist with a great deal of experience with Fraxel.
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