How Often Can You Get Non Ablative Laser Done?

I have light brown skin and i was wondering how long i have to wait to get another treatment done.

Doctor Answers (4)

Timeframes for Non Ablative Laser Treatments

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Thank you for your question. Initially, nonablative lasers require a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results. After the series is complete and you have seen improvements in your skin, once you start noticing  new or increased spots, you may restart treatments. Some people may need maintenance treatments every few months or a couple times a year. Maintenance treatments are required but will vary person to person.  Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in laser surgery for the most effective and safe treatments.   I hope this helps.


Bay Area Dermatologist
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Non-ablative laser resurfacing

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Not enough details to give you a good answer.  Was it Fraxel or some form of erbium?  If it is erbium what depth of treatment did they give you and how much recovery time did you have after the procedure?  If it was Fraxel a subsequent treatment can be done in 4-6 weeks.

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
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Non ablative Fraxel REstore or Dual treatments for wrinkles

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Usually we wait three to four weeks apart in between Fraxel Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel Restore or Fraxel Dual laser non-ablative fractional laser treatments for wrinkles, or sun damage improvement.

The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice.  The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Frequency of Non Ablative Laser Treatment

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Non ablative laser treatments are best for people who have limited available down time or have or minimal requirements. Deeper wrinkles and more extensive pigmentation requires a deeper treatment that requires more down time but gives a more significant long term result. You may have endless non ablative treatments that never give a result as good as one ablative treatment.

Richard Sadove, MD
Gainesville Plastic Surgeon
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