I had a full face Active/Deep FX done 10 months ago, will I have further improvement to do secondary full face laser? I am turning 50 yrs and am a former smoker. I did see about a 40% improvement from the first time, hoping to increase outcome by repeating the procedure.
I'm Not Completely Happy with Full Face Total FX Results, is It Safe to Repeat Within Same Year?
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You definitely can have a second treatment
Total Fx is safe to repeat
Many patients do require a second treatment with Total Fx to achieve desired results. It is safe to repeat this treatment within the same year, and more likely as soon as 6 months.
Second Treatment May be an Option
A second treatment may be an option for you so long as your skin no longer shows visible signs from the treatment and the settings that were used were not very high. At 10 months your skin should be completely healed and should have stabilized with regard to topical products and skin care. If this is the case, then you should go back to your MD and discuss the possibility of having a second treatment. Topics to discuss could be treating again at the same setting versus using a lighter treatment, treating a smaller area(s) as a touch up type procedure or possibly other laser options to meet your needs.
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You may see improvement with a second treatment...
Your question is impossible to answer without knowing the settings that were used in the TotalFX treatment you had as well as the amount of sun damage you started with. My experience with the TotalFX is most patients will get 30-40% improvement in wrinkles, though some will get even more than that. The few patients I have done a second treatment on will get around 20% additional improvement. I hope this helps.
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