Best oral antibiotic to prevent ACNE Post FRAXEL Laser treatment?

Fraxel Laser treatment Monday (6 days from now). I take spironolactone for acne and I want to BE SURE I don't start breaking out after my Fraxel treatment. My questions are as follows: 1. What is absolute BEST RX antibiotic to prevent breakouts from Fraxel? 2. Any topical RX that will prevent breakout/heal my skin/ not clog pores like crazy? Thank you soo much for your help, ...just want to make sure I dont get more acne scarring from Post fraxel breakouts! :)

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Fraxel laser treatment

An antibiotic such as doxycycline started a few days before your Fraxel laser treatment can help prevent an acne flare.  Use a light textured moisturizer and sunscreen.


Toronto Dermatologist
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Post Fraxel Antibiotics to Prevent Acne

I use minocycline in patients who have the potential to flare after laser, needling or peels. I suggest a formal consultation with an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Best oral antibiotic to prevent ACNE Post FRAXEL Laser treatment?

Best oral antibiotic to prevent acne after Fraxel is Morgidox--other doxycycline still good job but this does the best job. You should take it for three days prior to the treatment in after week after. Also use bis fine and a 4% hydroquinone. You should not use anything to oily or close it on your face during the healing process. Good luck!!

Jeanine B. Downie, MD
Montclair Dermatologic Surgeon
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I would definitely consult your dermatologist before beginning any oral antibiotic.  Many of my patients prefer Oracea and topical Bactroban for this purpose.  Best, Dr. Green

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