Fraxel Laser and Implants
Fraxel is a great laser but should not penetrate the implants. The laser does not penetrate that deeply so it should have no effect. I do Fraxel on scars such as these all of the time and it works very well. Best, Dr. Green
Fraxel laser treatments only affect the skin, and implants are generally placed far enough under the skin that there should be no problem with the treatment. Fraxel treatments can help with the appearance of scars, and have been used before on implant scars with no adverse effect on the implant itself.We often combine this with a pulse dye laser, as this will help the redness of the scar, which is often also problematic.
The laser only penetrates to a maximum of 2mm within the
skin so the procedure will not affect the implants, which are usually placed
deep under the skin or muscle.
Fraxel laser on implants?
Almost all implants are placed deeper than the skin or even the subcutaneous fat, and sometimes even deeper than the muscle. Fraxel® resurfacing laser smooths skin/pores/scrars only at the level of the skin, so it would be unusual for a Fraxel® laser treatment to disrupt an implant in any way.
Thank you for submitting your question. I use the fraxel laser on all of my post operative scars at 2-3 weeks post op. The laser will not affect your implants and the depth is at the level of the skin between 0.4mm-2.0mm depending on the settings). Good Luck
Heat from Fraxel laser will not affect implants
Don't worry about the laser affecting any implant in the body. The laser only goes about 1.8mm maximum. I've have used this laser for scars of the breast often without complications.