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Please help! Fraxeled scar, 24 days post op and still red

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Hi everyone,

I had my first fraxel treatment done on a scar I have about 3 weeks ago. My scar itself is about 2 years old and the color was white before I began treatment. Now, 3 weeks later, my scar is still red and pinkish and I'm really scared if this color will be permanent. If so, I'm worse off than when I was before fraxel.

I've been trying to avoid the sun and have been using aquaphor to assist in the healing but I don't see much improvement.. I thought that redness would only last for 2-3 days.

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Did you have fraxel Restore or Repair?

Do you know what the settings on the laser were when you had the treatment?

How many passes did the doctor make?

Have you taken all the neccessary post treatment precautions, using sunscreen and avoiding the sun?

What type of skin do you have (light skinned, asian, etc)?

I have had a couple of rounds of Fraxel Restore, including one at a high setting. Any redness is almost definitely gone by week 3. I think I'm a Fitzpatrick II.

If you are concerned about your healing you really should talk to your doctor.

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