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Fraxel Aftercare

Immediately After Treatment.

  • Use a bland moisturiser (i.e. Cetaphil cream) or a very thin layer of stratamed/cell ointment to cover any area with oozing and keep moist. Use of icepacks helps alleviate the heat sensation. You may also cleanse your face with a mild cleanser.

First Few Days.

  • Continue cleansing and moisturising over the next few days. Once the sloughing starts, please allow your skin to heal and DO NOT scrub, rub, pick or use exfoliants. Keep clothing way from treated body parts as much as possible to avoid irritation.

First Week of Healing.

  • Keep treated area clean, avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exercise, perspiring, swimming, or exposing skin to heat and sun.

Skin Care Products.

  • All of your skin care products should be non-irritation and non-clogging for the first 5-10 days after treatment. Examples of brands that offer very gentle and inexpensive products that are ideal to use: Aveeno, Neutrogena, QV and Cetaphil.

Scrubs, Toners, Glycolic Acid, and Retin A.

  • Your skin will be sensitive for the first week after treatment. Do not use products that will cause irritation during this time. Do not use abrasive scrubs, toners, or products that contain glycolic acids or Retin A. Read the product labels.


  • It is very important that you use sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. A sun protection factor (SPF) of 50+ needs to be used daily for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside, and again, immediately before. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area.
  • Your practice of diligent sunscreen use may lower the risk of laser-induced hyperpigmentation (darker colour).

Normal Skin Care Regimen.

  • Once the sloughing is complete, you may resume your normal skin care regimen when your skin has fully healed and as long as they are tolerable to you and don’t cause irritation.

Bleaching Creams.

  • Discontinue use of you bleaching cream while your skin is tender.

Cold Sores.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, ask your doctor about care!

Abnormal Healing.

  • If you notice any blisters, cuts, bruises, crusting/scabs, areas of raw skin, ulcerations, active bleeding, increased discomfort or pain, pigment changed (lighter or darker than usual complexion), or any other problems, please contact us as soon as possible.

Questions/Concerns. Post treatment healing varies from patient to patient. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 6336 7250