I want fraxel to remove pigmentation & acne scars. What's the recovery time?
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Fraxel Dual Treatment
Immediately after treatment you may have some redness and swelling that can last a day or two. The sensation post procedure is similar to the heat from a sunburn. The skin also gets dry and rough similar to sand paper and the skin can appear darker as it is going through this process.
The dry rough skin will flake off, usually about 3-5 day post procedure. During this time you can continue your daily activities and apply make-up if you would like. Many of my patients come in on a Friday and are back at work by Monday. Fraxel is the most popular laser in my office.
It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what treatment is appropriate for your skin type.
Fraxel Dual and Recovery Time
Fraxel Dual treats acne scars extremely well on the 1550 wavelength. The Fraxel will typically take 2 to 3 days to subside from the redness and any swelling from acne scar treatments. Most patients tend to do the procedure at the end of the week and have the weekend to recover to be able to go back to work. For the best results please find a board certified dermatolgist who has experience with Fraxel laser.
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