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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by nsc
Thank you for your question. The maintenance program all depends on the condition that is being treated and your primary goals. In general, most people follow up for a yearly maintenance regimen. However, some people need treatments well before this, even every 6 months. There are no rules that fits everyone. I would recommend being under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for best results and safest treatment options. I hope this helps!
This question has many variables and depends on the aging facial changes of the patient, skin type and the type of laser procedure performed. Superficial resurfacing procedures may be performed on a frequent basis as long has the skin has allowed for complete healing from the previous treatment. Fractionated resurfacing procedures often need to be performed in a series of treatments given that only a specified fraction of the skin is treated with each procedure....
The frequency of facial laser treatment depends on many factors from your skin type, to age, to skin condition (e.g. wrinkles, or acne scarring, or texture/colour problems). Best to speak with your dermatologist to see the best option for you - likely an active treatment plan of 4-6 laser sessions, followed by a maintenance plan (e.g. 1-2/year).
There are many different laser wavelengths utilized for many different indications, so there is no accurate way to answer this question without more detailed information. For example, if you are having pulsed dye laser treatment for congenital facial capillary malformation (port wine stain) removal, you would be undergoing a laser treatment as often as every two months for multiple treatment sessions (often 10 or more, for maximum lightening). For rosacea vessel treatment, you might have...