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Solta: Thermage & Fraxel > Urgent Fraxel Question !, Help please

I just had my 1st Fraxel laser treatment two days ago done at a Med Spa (because of a low price) I been using a facial lotion by Murad which contain Retinol in it for two days.... (I am not suppose to use any retinoid related product...) I called that guy that performed the Fraxel laser treatment, he said dont worry about it......but I am. I heard Retinol will affect the collagen rebuilding if I apply within the 1-2weeks after my treatment which I applied for two days............ Am ...I ...too...late....? Did...I just waste a Fraxel laser treatment.....? Somebody...please..... help

03.18 | Unregistered CommenterKuean

Kuean,
Your not to late....you prob just made yourself a little drier and more irritated ...you may just be getting to the dry and flaking part of fraxel by now (although not everyone gets dry or flakes) just stop the Retinol.... Your skin will continue to change over the next few weeks as you can prob. tell. If you get real itchy..use a hydrocortizone cream. There is a line of products called "Clinique Medical" It is a physician line that has a post-recovery week cream in it w/ hydrocort. cream in it. If you don't get the results you are hoping for in 4 treatments of fraxel just keep going...you may need 5-6 or more. And, make sure at the spa where you are having the treatment done : .they are doing a minimum of 6 passes over your skin. good luck!

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