Pregnancy and Fraxel

Fraxel is a group of FDA treatments used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and rejuvenate the skin. Even though the Fraxel treatment can be applied on men and women equally, more women get this type of procedure. If you are a woman and are considering this procedure, pregnancy is one aspect that you should always take into consideration.

Fraxel before Pregnancy

Getting a Fraxel treatment before pregnancy is possible, without creating problems if you want to get pregnant in the future. The laser cannot have an effect on the reproductive system.

Fraxel during Pregnancy

A Fraxel treatment during pregnancy presents high risks for the fetus, especially if you get the Fraxel Repair treatment, which is an ablative treatment and is the most aggressive of the Fraxel procedures. The laser beams are not healthy for the fetus. It's recommended that you get a pregnancy test prior to a Fraxel treatment.

Fraxel after Pregnancy

Fraxel after pregnancy is possible with a few amendments:

  • The treatment shouldn't be applied the first 6 weeks after giving birth
  • The treatment is not recommended during the breastfeeding period

Fraxel may even be recommended after pregnancy, as these treatments can get rid of the stretch marks that are unavoidable during the pregnancy. Fraxel can also eliminate melasmas, which are small brown spots that may occur during the pregnancy and are most visible on the cheeks and above the lips. Obtaining younger and better looking skin can help overcoming post partum depression.

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