Spacing Laser Resurfacing Treatments?
- Asked by wow1212 in Chicago, IL
- 4 years ago
Laser resurfacing for scars
Using a laser to help improve the appearance of a scar usually requires multiple treatments. I typically do not perform these more frequently than 6 weeks apart; however, there is no reason why waiting longer would lead to inferior results.
Spacing of laser resurfacing treatments
The spacing of the laser treatments depends on your skin type. If you have a fair complexion, non-ablative resurfacing can be performed 5 to 6 weeks apart. Fractional CO2 ablative resurfacing can be done 2 to 3 months apart. If you have a darker complexion, you would need to wait longer in between treatments to avoid hyperpigmentation.
Fractional non-ablative laser resurfacing for scar removal should be spaced 4-5 weeks apart
There is no problem waiting 6 months but since results require at least 4 treatments it will take a very long time at 6 month intervals to see your result. See before and after pics below (April photo #3)
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