Fraxel laser TM is a form of Fractional treatment, which, as the name suggests treats only a fraction of the skin’s surface. This allows for quicker recovery times and less side effects compared to traditional laser resurfacing. Fraxel is an excellent laser for acne scarring in fair skin types, however patients with darker skin types such as Asians and Mediternean skin should expect post treatment hyperpigmentation. This is often temporary, and should fade with sun protection and bleaching creams. In darker skin patients, I usually choose Erbium Fractional laser or RadioFrequency ahead of CO2 laser, or Fraxel. This provides a greater safety margin in darker skin patients.
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Dr Davin S. Lim
Brisbane Specialist Acne Clinic
Westside Laser Dermatology