If I stop using Retin A Micro 0.01% one day prior to my Fraxel Laser treatment which is non ablative, Is that safe to do so.?
Will I Be Okay to Use Retin-A Micro One Day Prior to Fraxel Non-Ablative Laser Therapy for Acne Scars?
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Avoid Retin-A for 1 week prior to laser therapy
Retin-A prior to Fraxel Treatment..
I typically recommend our patients to stop the use of Retin-A's one week prior to any laser treatments. This will make you less sensitive to the procedure and the ability to get optimal results. Good luck.
Dr. Grant Stevens Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Marina del Rey, CA The Institute
Retin-A & Fraxel
We suggest that Retin-A should not be used prior a Fraxel procedure. Retin-A contains a form of vitamin A that can make you more sensitive to ultraviolet light. We often stop Retin-one week before and one week after more agressive Fraxel laser treatments.
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Fraxel is great but I discontinue retinoids before treatment
I would suggest you discontinue Retin-A immediately before Fraxel and for a few weeks after Fraxel. The laser will do all of the work for you and Retin-A can make you needlessly irritated.
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