Fraxel Repair Aftercare

What sort of aftercare regiment do you recommend after Fraxel repair treatment? Are there any particular skin care products I should or shouldn't be using?

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Fraxel Repair aftercare

For the first 72 hours after Fraxel repair, you should follow a strict protocol of vinegar soaks and aquaphor ointment. You should also be take Valtrex (or another anti-herpetic medication).

After that, you should use a gentle moisturizer and skin cleanser. Different doctors have their own products that they prefer, so you should get detailed directions and after care instructions from the physician doing your treatment.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel Repair Aftercare for Best Results


Both before and after your Fraxel repair treatment it is important to avoid skin care products that are harsh on the skin. Avoid mechanical exfoliants as well. You should use only very mild cleansers, moisturizers, and sun blocks for 7 to 10 days before your treatment.

Immediate aftercare is standard mild acetic acid washes (dilute vinegar-water) followed by Aquaphor for the first few days. The remainder of the aftercare varies among physicians. You should be given clear instructions of your aftercare before your treatment.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Soaks with water and vinegar helps after Fraxel Repair

The after care for Fraxel Repair is very important.

We advice our patients to start soaking with water and vinegar as soon as they arrive home followed by application of Aquaphor every 2-3 hours for the first 3 days.

They are also to take the antibiotics, antivirals and anti fungals two times a day for one week.

We also bring the patients everyday or every other day for treatments with the Omnilus Red 633 nm for faster healing.

We dont start any other topicals for one week after the procedure to eliminate any risk of contact dermatitis.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
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