A question about Fraxel post procedure care – what’s best?
Most dermatologists would advise you to NOT pick, scratch or try to accelerate the healing process too much after any laser procedure. Why? Most people will get irritated or develop open areas (erosions) if they pick which can cause scars potentially. Also, when you pick you are transferring more bacteria from your hands to your face increasing the risk of infection. After 5-7 days, a little GENTLE exfoliation in the shower with a washcloth often does the same thing without the picking.
Also, when you have any laser procedure, at the end of it, you should be given both verbal and written post care instructions which will usually ask you not to pick. It doesn’t sound like you got those from your doctor???? Dr. I