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Is it risky for me to use a fraxel laser if I have patches of vitiligo?

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Dr. Stuart Epstein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Ask dermatologist

This is a dermatology question.

In brief: Ask dermatologist

This is a dermatology question.
Dr. Stuart Epstein
Dr. Stuart Epstein
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Dr. Shalini Gupta
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There is a risk of causing progression of your vitiligo with any laser treatment that targets pigment producing cells.
I have been able to bring color back to white patches of scarred skin (non vitiligo) with fraxel laser though.

In brief: Possibly

There is a risk of causing progression of your vitiligo with any laser treatment that targets pigment producing cells.
I have been able to bring color back to white patches of scarred skin (non vitiligo) with fraxel laser though.
Dr. Shalini Gupta
Dr. Shalini Gupta
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes and no.

There are risks to every procedure.
For fraxel, pigmentation changes is a rare side effect. If you have problems with pigmentation like vitiligo, it is possible there will be problems, but it may be more likely that the skin tone is more even after the procedure.

In brief: Yes and no.

There are risks to every procedure.
For fraxel, pigmentation changes is a rare side effect. If you have problems with pigmentation like vitiligo, it is possible there will be problems, but it may be more likely that the skin tone is more even after the procedure.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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