What are Fraxel Laser Treatment Side Effects?

Like every responsible potential patient of the Fraxel laser skin resurfacing procedure, one should always ask if there are any harmful side effects - especially if the treatment is to be done on the face. The face is our point of contact with the world and one would hate to regret taking any cosmetic procedures we could have avoided if it made our conditions worse.

Fraxel is being touted as a great alternative to ablative skin resurfacing treatments because the downtime is being advertised as considerably less. However, is this really the case for patients who have actually gone through the procedure?

Just like people are born with acne prone skin, some people are also just blessed with the ability to heal better and faster than others. Also, it depends on the intensity of the treatment and the severity of the skin problem. Some people do have minimal effects after the Fraxel laser treatment and experience slight swelling and redness which is a normal sign of healing and regeneration. Others, however, experience puffy chipmunk-like swelling to the face and eyes along with sunburn redness with peeling. Some even experience breakouts of acne due to the skin aggravation.

After the skin resurfacing, your response to Fraxel might cause you to have a longer downtime than expected. You might not be feeling comfortable or confident to leave the house for a few days. You are expected to apply the post procedure cream (which is a burn cream), stay out of the sun, keep your skin moisturized, and if need be, apply ice for the swelling. It is also recommended to have some acne medication available to fight any potential breakout of pimples.

Again, on the other end of the spectrum, the procedure is very well tolerated by other patients and they can continue on with their jobs and social engagements the same day. Some people only need to apply light makeup to hide the effects of a recent Fraxel procedure. For some men, their face is not so sensitive that they will have to hold off shaving for a few days.

The importance is to have this conversation about the Fraxel side effects with the dermatologist before the procedure. Everyone is different and you might or might not be one of the lucky ones to have a problem free downtime period. If that is the case, you need to have a contingency plan for your post procedure recovery.

13 comments:

  1. I still believe, while getting cured it is important that you do get cured. Have you ever seen people infected with staph skin infections, they are not worried about side effects. All they want is their beautiful skin back.

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  3. A friend of mine went for laser treatment. While the pimples did go away for a while, she had to put up with skin redness and some swelling for about a week or more. Acne Laser Treatment

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  4. I had the fraxel done on last friday. I healed rather well, however, after reading a lot of comments/complaints, I am concerned of the long term effects. I have olive skin and the laser was used at its lowest power. Although my skin doesn't look like it is still healing, I am itching and my skin is a bit dry. Cocoa butter cream is doing wonders I think.

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  5. Well for those who are interested to avoid wrinkles and looks old, this could be a good choice, But in choosing treatments it’s still important for us to seek advice, especially to dermatologist so that we could what treatment is good to our skin.
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  6. Well,there may be the problem by using the laser treatment for acne on face there may be the cause of burning the skin else nothing.
    thanks for sharing this information.
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  7. Sometime the laser treatment may damage the skin and cause the redness in it....As a Tattoo Removal Laser I feel that..

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  8. Well, there may be a problem with laser treatment of acne on the face, can cause burning skin, nothing else. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  9. After my severe acne I end up with scars allover my face. For two years I tried all kinds of products that were supposed to remove them but off course nothing changed..
    It was the moment when I decided to have a Toronto Fraxel treatment as the last chance to look good again. I was shocked to see improvements after the first session and after 3 more sessions my scars disappeared.
    It was one of the happiest moments of my life..:X

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  10. For the occasional pimple, there’s no need to slather acne lotion on your whole face.
    痘痘

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  11. It was a great blog and i loved it hope 1 day you will write someting about Side Effect of Laser Treatment

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