How soon after Fraxel can I wash my face?
After Treatment: Days 2 to 7 Wash your face with warm water. (Hot water will not do any damage to your skin, but warm water will feel much nicer against the skin.) Make sure to apply ample sunscreen after washing face in the AM.
Are Fraxel results immediate?
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.
How can I make my Fraxel heal faster?
Keeping a light moisturizer on your skin throughout the first week after your Fraxel laser treatment is an important aspect of hydrating and rejuvenating your skin, but you should avoid heavy moisturizers, makeup, and any type of exfoliant to avoid slowing the healing process.
How many days does it take to recover from Fraxel?
Fraxel Dual requires four to five days of downtime during which pigment rises to the surface of the skin, and itching, flaking and dryness is common.
What can you not do after Fraxel laser?
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 often should you have Fraxel laser?
If you’re trying to get rid of wrinkles or acne scarring, it’s three to five sessions. For both acne and wrinkles, it’s recommended to space out sessions four weeks apart. For photo damage, you space out sessions six to eight weeks apart.
What should I avoid after Fraxel?
What should you not do before Fraxel?
It is critical that you are not using topical or oral steroids (creams or pills), retinoids (topical or oral) prior to your Fraxel procedure. Discontinue using skincare products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and abrasive scrubs for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
Does Fraxel thicken skin?
The increase in the collagen volume and structure is what creates the thickening of the skin, which improves the health and the appearance of your skin.
Can you use vitamin C serum after Fraxel?
AFTER THE TREATMENT. During the healing process (5-7 days), AVOID ACTIVE PRODUCTS as they may cause irritation to the treated area. This includes all of the following: any form of retinol, hydroquinone, salicylic/glycolic/lactic acid, vitamin C, or Benzoyl Peroxide.
How long does it take to heal after Fraxel?
The first week after Fraxel treatment, your body will recover and produce new skin replacing the worn-out tissue. Each person’s body is different and therefore, produces protein at a different rate, which is why, for some, it can be a bit longer to see the results.
Can I have Botox couple of weeks before Fraxel?
Yes, Botox prevents the formation of permanent creases, and I use Fraxel lasers to remodel and build collagen in the skin. Kybella is the first injectable treatment for the improvement of the appearance of a double chin and PicoSure laser therapy for a nearly no-downtime treatment of acne scars.
How long is recovery after Fraxel?
First 3 days: the skin will look red and possibly swollen. It may ooze a little or become crusty.
What’s the real down-time for Fraxel?
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,…