I have my Fraxel Laser this morning. Can I wash or wet my face already at night?

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel post procedure instructions

Washing the face with a gentle cleanser, such as Cetaphil or Cerave, is fine after Fraxel. Be careful to rub gently, and avoid harsh exfoliants and scrubbing. Sunscreen is a must, especially when outdoors. 

Saint Louis Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fraxel and post- op care

Fraxel is an excellent procedure for acne scars, hyper pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.  During the healing process we always recommend a gentle cleanser to wash the skin with and a gentle moisturizer such as Epiceram.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Fraxel and lasers.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Wash with Gentle cleanser Post Fraxel

Be careful not to rub your skin too harshly. If you had Fraxel for pigmentation avoid picking when your skin starts to peel. Use a gentle cleanser and avoid using anything with harsh chemicals or perfumes. The clinic you had the treatment at should be able to recommend a cleanser for you. 

Manish Khanna, MD, FRCP(C)
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
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