Fraxel is a great laser for treating scars, hyperpigmentation and other forms of sun damage. Stretch marks are difficult to treat. I don't know what settings were used on your arms or what your natural skin type is from the small photo. I prefer eMatrix laser for stretch marks since it does not run the risk of hyperpigmentation. Please consult a board certified dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your arms.
The Hyperpigmentation Post Fraxel Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks on Arms? (photo)
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Complications from Fraxel laser
Hyperpigmentation after Fraxel for stretch marks is treated with hydroquinones
Hyperpigmentation after laser is more common in darker skin types and people with a lot of sun exposure. I can be treated most often with hydroquinones 4%. If not improving, adding Retin A +/- a steroid cream. It almost always resolves. A better, newer treatment for stretch marks, particularly darker skin types, is the Infini RF device. I would try it, but not many docs have it presently. Steve Weiner, MD, Facial Plastics, Destin, Fl