Help with Enlarged pores/orange peel texture after Fraxel. Is there anything which could help heal the effects? (Photo)
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Treating Pores with Laser
The Fraxel laser is fabulous at treating sun damage and acne scars. Pores are the most difficult area to treat since it may require a combination of treatments. If you are still breaking out and your pores are still clogging then you may require topical creams such as Retin-A or Differin gel to keep it under control. Clear & Brilliant works very nicely with no down time at minimizing the appearance of pores. The other lasers that can help are the Fraxel and eMatrix laser. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Fraxel and other lasers for the best cosmetic results.
Improving facial and nasal pores
There is not one treatment, whether a topical agent, chemical peel, dermabrasion or laser of any kind, that can guarantee pores to be minimized. In fact, I have not found any treatment to be as good as Fraxel laser, whether the Clear & Brilliant or Fraxel Restore. Some patients may see improvement, while others may not. Usually a series of treatments is needed to see improvement but I would not continue treatment if the patient or physician thinks the pores are more visible after some treatment.
SkinMedica's Essential Serum helps minimize pore size in many patients when studied by the use of skin casts that were analyzed with magnification.