Does Fraxel hurt?

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

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Impressions MediSpa

As with any treatment there is some discomfort, however you may want to find a provider that will apply topical numbing cream. Also, with Fractional CO2 Resurfacing and Fraxel treatments our office uses a Zimmer which is cold air that helps reduce the sensation of heat by the laser treatment.

Published on Nov 03, 2017

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Answered by Impressions MediSpa

As with any treatment there is some discomfort, however you may want to find a provider that will apply topical numbing cream. Also, with Fractional CO2 Resurfacing and Fraxel treatments our office uses a Zimmer which is cold air that helps reduce the sensation of heat by the laser treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Feb 18, 2010

Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Feb 17, 2010

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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