What are some potential dangers of Fraxel laser skin treatments?


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Some potential dangers of Fraxel laser skin treatments are keloid formation, scarring and eye injury, according to Fraxel.com. Fraxel lasers are used to treat such conditions as skin discolorations, wrinkles and spider veins.

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A keloid is scar tissue resulting from skin healing after it has been injured, states the National Institutes of Health. This thick scar may be pink, red or flesh-colored. Keloids are typically not harmful and do not normally require treatment.

Local scarring can happen as a result of laser exposure. It may occur due to infection, picking at the treated area, or incorrectly following treatment procedures. To reduce this risk, avoid skin coming into contact with clothing after treatment, advises Fraxel.com.

The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 Laser System creates intense laser radiation. Improper laser use can result in accidental exposure and cause serious injury to unprotected eyes. Patients should wear eye protection throughout the treatment.

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