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Is fraxel laser surgery effective for skin discoloration?
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In brief: Yes
It can help pigmentation, acne scarring and fine lines.

In brief: Yes
It can help pigmentation, acne scarring and fine lines.
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Very good
Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin pigmentation.

In brief: Very good
Like any treatment, as long as expectations are reasonable, the fraxel can get very good improvement (not perfection) in skin pigmentation.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Fraxel can help with skin pigmentation but because it's causing an injury to the skin, it can also result in increased sensitivity to the sun. This can lead to increased pigmentation if proper sun avoidance and protection is not adhered to. This is especially problematic if you have darker skin, or on hormones or other medications which also increase sensitivity to the sun (ie: certain antibiotics).
Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Especially brown discoloration.
For red one, you need other laser.

In brief: Yes
Especially brown discoloration.
For red one, you need other laser.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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