Fraxel Repair Leaves GRID-Like Marks on my hands. Is this normal?
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Grid Marks after Fraxel
We have found the hands to be an area that heals very slowly from laser treatments. As for options to speed up the recovery, it depends on what you are seeing. If you are dark skinned and the grid is "dark spots", then we may suggest a hydroquinone formulation. Rather if the grid is red or textured or something other than dark, then exfoliation with Retin A, glycolic acid or even another laser treatment may be advisable. A picture would help us make a clearer recommendation.
This is Normal and Can Be Seen From Time to Time
Part of every consult is that all the risks as well as the benefits are gone over with you – this is a risk and you should have known about this before the procedure and it should have been dealt with in the post-operative period – which I am not sure was done here but should be dealt with now.
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Side Effects from Fraxel
Fraxel is a fabulous laser for skin rejuvenation of the hands, neck, chest, face, and legs. I have never seen grid marks 7 months after the Fraxel. Please post photos of your hands. Are you certain that you had Fraxel laser and not some other fractionated laser. I would suggest you consult with a board certified dermatologist with experience with Fraxel laser to see how this can be corrected. Please keep us informed.
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