How long does it take to heal from Fraxel repair?

How long does it take to heal from Fraxel repair?

The downtime to ablative Fraxel (so Fraxel Repair) is typically a week. During the first two days, you can expect redness, throbbing, and swelling (like a sunburn), then between days three to five, your skin will start to roughen up and peel.

How can I speed up healing after Fraxel?

Products that are great for post Fraxel: Gentle Cleanser by Skinceuticals or Stem Cell Cleanser by Image Skincare – both are going to be very gentle and won’t cause any irritation while the skin is healing. CE Ferulic Serum by Skinceuticals is proven to speed the recovery process of Fraxel by three days!

When do you start peeling after Fraxel?

Your skin may feel dry, peel, or flake. You may notice a “sandpaper” texture a few days after treatment. This is the treated tissue working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated. This dead skin is a normal result of laser treatment, and should start sloughing off 3 – 4 days after the treatment.

How long does swelling last after Fraxel laser?

Swelling usually lasts two to three days. To minimize swelling do the following: – Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minutes of every hour on the day of treatment, until you go to bed. – Sleep elevated the first night. Use as many pillows as you can tolerate.

Can you use vitamin C serum after Fraxel?

Topical vitamin C application reduces the injury of the skin’s surface barrier after Fraxel laser and promotes restoration of skin pH. However, there is a limit with increasing skin lightness or decreasing skin redness.

What should I avoid after Fraxel?

Keep treated area clean; avoid smoking; excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exercise, perspiring, swimming, or exposing skin to heat and sun. All of your skin care products should be non-irritating and non-clogging for the first week or so after a Fraxel treatment.

How long after Fraxel do you see results?

How long does it take to see results from Fraxel laser treatment? Results are both immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in 2 to 3 months, but the skin can continue to improve for up to a year.

Is Fraxel Dual worth it?

“It can be used to help treat acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles, and [many people] can benefit from it.” She noted that the only caveat is that those with deeper skin tones aren’t ideal candidates for Fraxel, because there’s a risk that it could cause hyperpigmentation.

How long after Fraxel repair do I need to stay out of the Sun?

I’ve read from other RealSelf answers that you should avoid sun exposure up to 6 months after Fraxel and other answers that say 2-4 weeks should be sufficient. What is the general rule for sun exposure after Fraxel for different skin types?

How long is recovery after Fraxel?

Fraxel recovery can take as little as 3 to 4 days (for a lighter treatment) and up to 10 days (for a deep treatment). The type of treatment you will need depends on the amount of sun damage and wrinkling we are trying to repair. The recovery is not painful however the skin is pink to red and peels on the second or third day.

Is it risky to stop Fraxel after one treatment?

If you had treatment with an experienced physician and avoided the sun, it would be very unusual to see any side effects. You should return to the clinic and express your concerns. It does take about 4 to 5 treatments to see results from Fraxel treatments, but if you decide to stop after one treatment, there is no risk.

What should I put on my face after Fraxel?

After your Fraxel treatment, you can expect your skin to feel like it has a mild sunburn. For this reason, it’s usually recommended that you apply ice packs to your face for up to 10 minutes, every hour for the first five hours or so after treatment. A bag of frozen vegetables makes a great ice pack.

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