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Fraxel and swelling

February 10, 2008
I hear about bad swelling & pain stories following Fraxel treatments - how do I prevent my face from swelling? I don't drink alcohol or smoke & I walk 4 miles every day & eat lots of fruits & vegetables....
Please advice me, I am beginning to be afraid.
Thank you.

hi,
to minimize swelling after fraxel, there's several things you should be doing. first, you can start taking arnica montana the day of the treatment (i like the sinnech brand). next, after the treatment, be sure to use plenty of good moisturizer and stay out of the sun and use sunscreen. these are products that i provide my clients in a kit and your doctor should be able to recommend good products. swelling should really not be too bad - 3 to 4 days maximum. then you look like you have sunburn for a week. not such a big deal.

2 thoughts on “Fraxel and swelling”

  1. Jamie says:

    I was wondering what you would suggest for acne scarring. The scarring is mostly on the cheeks. I am considering either the new fraxes repair of subscission with the non ablative fraxel. What do you think would give better results.

  2. Dr. Alexander Rivkin says:

    hi
    i think the new fractional co2 lasers are quite good. i have the active fx, but the repair is also excellent. i think that, for optimal results, both subcision and the co2 laser would be a good idea.

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