What Should I Put on My Face After Fraxel?

There are many solutions available for Short Hills, NJ area patients who are seeking treatment of dull or discolored skin. One skin rejuvenation treatment often recommended by the team at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills is that of Fraxel laser therapies. Fraxel is a revolutionary solution for patients who want to improve the texture and tone of their skin while addressing fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and pigmentation concerns. Fraxel uses a specialized laser light to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells while exfoliating the upper layer.

How do I care for my skin following Fraxel laser treatment?

Laser light can be effective in improving one’s appearance and skin health. However, it can be aggressive and result in the development of short-term side effects. Before undergoing treatment, a dermatologist will evaluate the skin and speak to the patient regarding the goals he or she wants to achieve. The level of intensity is discussed prior to treatment to help patients understand the aftercare required following their Fraxel treatment. Patients should try to minimize swelling and redness for a few days following treatment by utilizing cold compresses and sleeping elevated at night. Redness is common during the first week of treatment but will subside over time. In addition, patients may be worried about crusting an flaking of the skin. This is expected as it is the damaged skin that is being removed. This skin can lead to raw skin underneath, which needs to stay moist. Our team recommends patients use special moisturizers during this time, including creams such as Bacitracin and Aquaphor. Patients should also allow their skin to heal on its own, avoiding picking, scratching, and harsh cosmetics and skin care products during this time.

Are you ready to discuss Fraxel therapies with your dermatologist?

If so, connect with our team today at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ. Our providers can assist patients in improving the texture and tone of their skin with today’s revolutionary treatment options. Call (973) 232-6245 today to discuss Fraxel treatment and post-care instructions. Our practice is conveniently located at 636 Morris Turnpike in Suite 2H.

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