Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?

If you are looking for an effective skin rejuvenation treatment, Fraxel laser resurfacing is a great option. It can reverse signs of sun damage, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. But people considering the procedure are always curious to find out if it takes a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments.

Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment
Fraxel is a fractionated laser that works by creating microscopic injury points in the skin. The laser treats only specific zones of the skin, and leaves surrounding tissue untouched. This helps to speed up the repair process in the treated areas, as it triggers collagen production. The new collagen will fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and also replace scar tissue.

Fraxel is an effective treatment for sun-damaged skin; it also corrects skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and rough texture.

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?
Healing time after Fraxel skin resurfacing varies, as it depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment, and the condition being treated. However, recovery typically takes 7-10 days  (learn more).

There is generally some redness and mild swelling immediately after treatment, and the skin flakes off within 4-5 days. Any redness and swelling after this time can usually be covered with makeup. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for the skin to look normal again.

The skin will be sensitive to the sun for up to 6 weeks after the Fraxel procedure, so patients are advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen when going outdoors.

Are you ready to try Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology located in Irvine, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at totaldermatology.com, or by calling (949) 727-3800.