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Fraxel Re:pair / Active Fx Aftercare

September 22, 2008
I am getting fraxel re:pair next week. I am getting my face and neck done. I am curious to ask you how long the general recoup time is of your patients? Also my doctor said tylenol will relieve the pain afterwards along with the vinegar soaks, pea bag packs and aquaphor. Does OTC tylenol adequately relieve the pain? I guess just looking at the after pictures makes me cringe and think the pain could perhaps be relieved better for the first couple days with something prescribed stronger. What has been the feeling of your patients who have received this procedure? Thanks in advance for any and all information.


hi,
well, tylenol should be ok - if you need stronger stuff, your doc should be able to provide it for you. however, i am a bit concerned about your aftercare regimen. i would suggest antiviral medication at least - we give our patients antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal prophylaxis. we also give our patients a whole kit of products to use after the treatment, including arnica montana, sunblock, a gentle cleanser and a strong moisturizer to use after the aquaphor.
here is the aftercare schedule for my patients with active fx, which is essentially the same laser:
http://www.westsidemedicalspa.com/postoperatinginstructions.html
this is a serious laser and you should make sure that you are taking all of the necessary precautions.

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  1. TK says:

    Thank you SO much for posting this and the link to the additional aftercare regimen. The Active FX aftercare I was given didn’t include ANY cleansing of the face at all (just “rinsing w/tepid water” which doesn’t get remove any of the dead skin that is sloughing off) which made no sense to me, and the office never returned my (late Thu afternoon) call. (It’s now Saturday afternoon). I wish I had seen it in time to use the frozen peas that first unbearable afternoon, when the office deterred any use of ice and gave no additional suggestions for pain other than Tylenol (which I didn’t even have on hand) and Advil (which didn’t provide much relief). Needless to say, it’s the last time I’ve spent $ at this Atlanta, GA practice. Too bad, too, b/c the doctor himself apparently has TONS of great press/accolades (I was treated by other staff), but there are lots of other locations these days.

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