Does Fraxel hurt?

Chemical Peels . 2 answers . 5 years ago

I want to have Fraxel treatments, but I'm a little worried about potential pain. Is Fraxel resurfacing painful?

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5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation

There is pain associated with Fraxel treatments. With that said, pain is a very personal issue and how much it will bother a particular patient varies widely. The ways in which practices deal with pain is another issue and this may involve dental blocks (shots to the mouth),
prescription medications or even topical numbing creams (applied directly to the skin). Discuss these options with your practitioner before you undergo the treatments if you have concerns with the pain.

5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation (View Profile)

There is pain associated with Fraxel treatments. With that said, pain is a very personal issue and how much it will bother a particular patient varies widely. The ways in which practices deal with pain is another issue and this may involve dental blocks (shots to the mouth),
prescription medications or even topical numbing creams (applied directly to the skin). Discuss these options with your practitioner before you undergo the treatments if you have concerns with the pain.


5 years ago by Rejuve

It depends on which Fraxel treatment you are referring. If you are wanted the Fraxel re:pair which is their version of the CO2 laser resurfacing then it will hurt no matter what you do. The Fraxel Re:fine is non ablative. With the right pre-treatment, this is very tolerable. In this case, I have never given any oral medications to pre-treat for pain or anxiety.

5 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

It depends on which Fraxel treatment you are referring. If you are wanted the Fraxel re:pair which is their version of the CO2 laser resurfacing then it will hurt no matter what you do. The Fraxel Re:fine is non ablative. With the right pre-treatment, this is very tolerable. In this case, I have never given any oral medications to pre-treat for pain or anxiety.


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