Fraxel Repair Vs Dermabrasion to Complement Neck Lift?

One Dr. says Fraxel is it! Other says Fraxel Repair benefits don't last after swelling goes down. 57 yr old with lines around the mouth some sun damage, moderate wrinkling. No eye problems except some crow's feet.

I will be having Neck lift with either Fraxel or Dermabrasion. Would like to hear from Drs and also other people who have experienced one procedure or the other.

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel repair

I commonly perform Fraxel repair treatments with minilifts, Necklifts and the two combined. Dermabrasion is largely out of favor these days. Fraxel repair will improve mouth lines but will not completely eliminate them, particularly the deeper ones.

It also has a lower incidence of complications than dermabrasion or fully ablative CO2 Laser resurfacing. It is also a painless recovery.

The benefits of fraxel repair persist for at least a year, certainly well after the swelling resolved, as has been documented in many histologic studies performed during the FDA approval process.

Westborough Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Fraxel Repair resurfacing will help your neck

Resurfacing for the neck using the Fraxel Repair will help your neck although 2-3 sessions of treatments may be necessary.

Injection of Botox will also complement the results.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Resurfacing will help

Whether you choose dermabrasion, or fractional CO2 resurfacing, you will get improvement. You might need 2 sessions over 6-12 months, and perhaps a touch of Botox to improve the lip pursing. No single procedure will give you 100% improvement, so realistic expectation are needed.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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