Is electrolysis safe to be done before or during fraxel laser resurfacing of the face?

I will be doing a series of laser resurfacing on my face (nonablative) and I want to to do electrolysis as well. Should I wait after the whole laser series are done, or can I do it in between sessions? Do these treatments affect each other in any way?

Doctor Answers 3

Electrolysis and Fraxel Laser

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Thanks for your question – and as far as I know, there are no contraindications of doing electrolysis before or during Fraxel laser treatments. Having said this, I would recommend not doing the same together – I would not want to do anything that could interfere with the healing associated with fractionated lasers, so do the lasers first, get the results you want, and if you need to do electrolysis, then go ahead with it afterwards.

I would consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for this and all concerns related to these procedures.

Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ablative lasers and electrolysis

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Our office specializes in ablative laser treatments in Los Angeles. It is preferable if the skin is left intact immediately prior to ablative treatments. 


Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel and Electrolysis

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Fraxel is a fabulous laser for resurfacing the skin and has very little down time with excellent results.  I would definitely not do electrolysis at the same time.  I would have two weeks in between the laser and the other procedure.  For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Fraxel laser.

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