Does it take longer for hands to peel from Fraxel?
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Fraxel on Face and off-Face such as Hands, Arms, Chest, Legs
Fraxel is an amazing laser to remove dark spots. The laser takes about one week to heal on the face. Any areas off-face takes at least 4 weeks to heal. Be certain to consult at expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Fraxel for Hand Rejuvenation
Fraxel Re:Pair is a fractional Co2 Laser. It produces amazing results after just one treatment, but tends to have a longer recovery, usually 4-7 days for the face and up to 3 weeks of redness for treatment to the hands. For this reason, we typically recommend Fraxel Re:Store for hands for our patients.
Fraxel Re:Store Dual is an erbium laser that has a shorter downtime, but usually requires a series of treatments, usually 3-5. This laser includes a second wavelength that specifically targets pigmentation, too, which is nice for hands with dark spots and sun damage.
You should check in with your provider about which laser you had and what you should be expecting in terms of redness and healing.
Yes, takes extra 3-4 days.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
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