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Fraxel and IPL


I have been on Dan's BP regimen for nearly 4 weeks now and it seems to be working well.

I have a frew questions as i have alot of pigmentation from old pimples and alot of freckles which makes me feel very depressed and i have to do somthing about it soon.

I want to know if it is ok to get FRAXEL Laser or IPL Treatments even though i'm still breaking out (or if it's safe to keep using Dan's Regimen with this while i'm having the procedure done. If not how long should i wait after i am clear

Here is some info about the two Treatments

Any information would be greatly apprciated as everyone on this forum knows how dreaful life can be with all those spots on your face.

FRAXELâ„¢ Laser Treatments

Using a new procedure called fractional photothermolysis, we are now able to dramatically improve skin texture, smooth out acne scars, improve pigmentation problems such as Melasma and brown spots, and reduce fine to moderate lines and wrinkles in just a few treatments with minimal or no downtime.

Using the FRAXEL Laser we can stimulate regeneration of the deeper collagen and elastin tissues while resurfacing about 20% of your skin’s surface with each treatment. The FRAXEL Laser remodels the collagen within the skin without harming your skin’s surface, while producing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin with minimal or no downtime. The FRAXEL Laser provides all of the improvements associated with ablative laser procedures but without any significant interference with daily activities.

What is the treatment like?

First, the area to be treated is cleansed. Then, a blue tint is applied to your skin. This blue tint aids the laser’s hand piece to precisely read the discreet contours of the treatment area. For your comfort, a topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the treatment area. The anesthetic requires 45-60 minutes to take full effect. The doctor performs your treatment using an ointment as the contact lubricant between your skin and the computer’s hand piece. The hand piece is gently guided across the skin like an airbrush painting your skin with micro-treatments beneath the surface of your skin. After your treatment, the blue tint is then washed off. Treatments normally take about 20-25 minutes.

How does it work?

The FRAXEL Laser is specially designed to alter only portions of the target skin tissue. Think of it as digital tissue editing. The FRAXEL Laser creates multiple, microscopic, subsurface thermal treatments. Together these micro-treatments cause a change in the collagen and elastin which gradually improves the appearance of your aging and sun-damaged skin. It also results in a healing process with very little, if any, downtime.

In addition, the FRAXEL Laser penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable, while reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems.


IPL Rejuvenation was designed to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer, gentler way. The redness and flushing of rosacea

can be reduced 80 to 90 percent. It can be used to treat the full face, neck, chest and even the hands.

Using the advanced IPL system, your doctor gently delivers precise amounts of light energy through your skin's surface. Treatments are spaced out at three week intervals. The energy is delivered at specific settings for each treatment to maximize your results.

The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.


Today's new light technology delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin. During your treatment, light energy is gently delivered through

a special handpiece to the targeted area. Levels of energy specific to your treatment are used to maximize your improvement. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue.

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You should talk with the practitioner who is to do those procedures whether or not it is okay to do them while you are currently on BP.

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Ok what if the practitioner says i can't use BP while on it. I have heard cases where people break out when they stop using BP. I don't want to break out and also can you have these procedures done while i'm still breaking out ?

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