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?

Doctor Answers (2)

Photodynamic Therapy After Fraxel Laser is possible

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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. 


Mainz Dermatologic Surgeon

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

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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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