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fraxel repair

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fraxel repair

Postby npfoley » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:51 am

I am thinking of having fraxel repair on my face, neck, chest and hands. My main concern is the possibility of scarring or anything permanent that could go wrong. My doctor said she hasn't had any negative reactions to fraxel repair. Is there any need for concern?
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:09 pm

the face is quite resilient, so i'm not concerned about that as much as the hands, neck and chest. make sure that your doc has had a good amount of experience treating those areas with the repair. the settings are different when you're not lasering the face. the skin is more delicate and burning is more of a concern in those areas. it is extremely rare to have permanent scarring from this kind of laser, though. we use the active fx, which is essentially the same technology. we had one patient when we first got the laser that had a very severe reaction (redness, swelling, pain for a couple of weeks) but have never seen anything even close to that since. we perform the procedure on neck, hands and chest all the time without a problem.
hope that helps
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