I have had 3 Fraxel 1550 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Is there any disadvantage in waiting 3 months for my 4th treatment ?

Is there any disadvantage in waiting 3 months for my 4th and final treatment ? Will I get better or worse results? The treatment so far has hugely improved my skin

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel laser at 1550 wavelength

Fraxel laser is a fabulous laser and I generally recommend waiting one month apart between treatments.  There is no disadvantage for you waiting three months for your next treatment.  The skin will still be remodeling new collagen after many weeks.

Time between Fraxel 1550 treatments is not critical to your final outcome

In general, treatments are about 3-6 weeks apart to get through the series the quickest.  On the longer side for darker skin types.  There is no problem with having a longer interval than that.  If the procedure is done with the Fraxel Dual 1550, usually only 3 are recommended because of improvement made in the handpiece and software.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fraxel treatments

You will have more collagen stimulation by keeping your Fraxel laser treatments four to six weeks apart, but you will still have continued improvement if you wait three months.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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