I had fraxel done twice 2 years ago and decided to have another session following 2 polaris tightening sessions.
The treatment (tuesday afternoon)was as painful; as before but bearable with the numbing gel. Wednesday morning i was very red snd had a swollen face especially under the eyes and all down my neck was inflamed and very itchy.. my doctor told me not to worry it was normal. By wenesday morning my whole face was very swollen with what looked like pockets of fluid under the eyes and really itchy, again i was told that this was normal and day 3 was the worst. I had had no swelling with the 2 previous treatments and was really concerned.Friday morning not much improvement with the swelling bit the skin was hot and really itchy.Finally my doctor told me that i may have had an allergic reaction and my skin was flooded with histamine! he gave me some topical cream clobetasol propionate..(steroid cream) Within 10 minutes the itching and burning sensation had subsided.3 hours after my face has cooled and is much less swollen.Maybe this has something to do with the Polaris sessions i had 2 weeks prior to the fraxel and my skin couldn't cope.