Fraxel is the gold standard for treating acne scars and fine lines. Prednisone should have no effect n your recovery or results. There are times when we prescribe Prednisone to minimize the swelling when treating acne scars. Best, Dr. Green
I have no found prednisone in a taper to effect the results of fraxel. If you are swollen or want to decrease inflammation post fraxel, also add a diuretic and arnika forte. Best, Dr. Emer.
As you may know, there are 3 different types of Fraxel laser products (Repair, Restore and Thulium). The recovery is quite different for each laser. A Repair may take a week to recover from, while a light Restore treatment may be back to normal within 48 hours. All that said, the short course of prednisone should not have any effect on a laser treatment to be performed 3 weeks later. If you have any questions about your recovery speak with the provider who performed your procedure. Be well, Dr. M