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Swelling under the eyes after Fraxel

Posted Feb 17 2011 7:48pm

I had Fraxel yesterday and today the swelling under eyes is enormous and very alarming, so I went online and read that some women had pronounced swellling under their eyes lasting 5 month and one lady it was over two years. I was unaware of this prior. If I would have this same problem lasting basically permanently, is there a solution to permanent reduce the pronounced swelling under the eye? Thank you kindly.

I would suggest going back to the physician or clinic that performed the procedure and speaking with them. Short term swelling from Fraxel is not unusual, especially in a delicate area like under the eyes. It usually resolves within a few days and has no longterm consequences. If the swelling is still prominent a week after the procedure or if the swelling is so extreme that you are uncomfortable and having trouble with vision, your doctor can prescribe a 5 day steroid course called a medrol dose pack. This should decrease the swelling quickly without the risk of side effects.

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