Surgical scars on legs are lighter after Fraxel Restore. (photos)
Orange County, CA
3 years ago
My scars seem to have lightened after 2 Fraxel Restore treatments. Also they were red for 4 weeks post treatment. I have sensitive skin which is fair but also can also tan easily. But I do turn red easily. I got the procedure done at a medical spa and I think they did a good job, maybe it is just my sensitive skin. Is there anything I can do to make them blend more? They suggested hydroquinone before Fraxel followed by Genesis. I have also read about ginger for hypopigmented scars?
Doctor Answers 2
Fraxel Restore can lighten scars. It's very important to also be using skin products that prepare the skin and sunblock to keep the melanocytes from causing hyperpigmentation.
Fraxel is a great treatment for acne scars. If you have redness after the procedure you can treat them with the VBeam laser to effectively remove the redness. Sensitive skin can take a little longer to heal. Vitamin C serums can speed up the process as well.
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