How long after a scar revision surgery can I have an ablative laser procedure (Fraxel) on the scars?

Greetings, I'd kindly ask if you could tell me how long after a scar revision surgery can I have an ablative laser procedure on the scar? My derm (who is not doing the surgery, surgery will be performed by a plastic surgeon) said to me I should come a week after surgery, as soon as stitches are taken out as starting this early supposedly makes scar heal better.But I am sceptical of doing an ablative laser procedure on a fresh wound so I would really kindly ask for help, it would mean a lot to me

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Fraxel Treatment Following Scar Revision

I believe that treating a scar revision before it heals is counter -productive. I would wait to treat the scar within thirty days following healing of the wound.


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