Photodynamic Therapy After Fraxel Laser?

Can I have PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) after a Fraxel and if so, when? How long do i have to wait?

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Photodynamic Therapy After Fraxel Laser is possible

Usually 3 -4 weeks is a good time frame to wait to give your skin the possibility to regenerate. The combination of both treatments may add benefit to treat actinic keratoses. 


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Wait for post-inflammatory redness or pigmentation to resolve from fractionated laser prior to PDT

One should expect to have some post-inflammatory redness and sometimes pigmentation after fractionated laser resurfacing such as the old Fraxel or Fractional CO2 Laser. You should wait until the post-inflammatory redness or pigmentation has faded almost completely before PDT. That usually takes at least 2-3 weeks.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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