Fraxel Restore is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means that it is less aggressive and presents fewer risks and less recovery time. However, even though this procedure is not as aggressive as other laser treatments or other Fraxel treatments, Fraxel Restore is still not recommended during pregnancy.
Fraxel Restore before Pregnancy
If you are planning to get pregnant but you also want to get a Fraxel Restore treatment, you should get it either before or after the pregnancy. A lot of women opt to get the treatment after the pregnancy, as pregnancy can cause melasmas or stretch marks.
Fraxel Restore during Pregnancy
Under no circumstances is Fraxel Restore to be performed during pregnancy, even if you apply the treatment on the face or areas that are not linked to the reproductive system. The fetus may suffer damages from the laser beam, and you shouldn't take this risk. Always take a pregnancy test 2 days prior to the scheduled date of a Fraxel treatment to be safe.
Fraxel Restore after Pregnancy
Fraxel Restore can be applied after pregnancy, but it will be effective only if at least 6 weeks have passed since the delivery. If you are breastfeeding, you should avoid getting the treatment, as the baby may be affected.
Fraxel Restore can have a lot of benefits for women after pregnancy; not only does it reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin, but it may also get rid of some pregnancy specific spots or marks. The mask of pregnancy, also known as melasma, is a skin problem that can be eliminated with a Fraxel Restore treatment. Stretch marks that can be common on the stomach and hips or buttocks after pregnancy can also be diminished with a Fraxel Restore procedure.