Can Fractional Laser Lux1540 work as spot treatment?

I mean only do on T zone. Will it cause skin's colour different with untreated area????

Doctor Answers 5


Thank you for your question. Just treating one area can cause there to be some irregular skin color in the area. See a qualified office, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified Dermatologist to make a plan and determine your risk profile. I hope this helps!

Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

1540 fractional treatment on small areas of the face

This treatment can definitely be done in isolated areas. Skin that has indentations and enlarged pores can be treated several times with great results, even without downtime.  The 1540 is also beneficial for acne scarring. All this without color differences to the skin. 

Adam Gropper, MD
Aventura Radiologist

Spot Treatment with Fractional 1540

Yes, it can be done as a spot treatment on dilated pores, acne scars and any other type of scars (surgical or non surgical).

Mansour Bendago, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 73 reviews

1540 fractional erbium laser treatments should not change skin color

Because the 1540 is an erbium laser skin color change should not happen.  Spot treatment of dilated pores, acne scars and other types of scars can certainly be done.

Spot treatment with Lux1540

In general, it is best to treat an entire face for best results. However, if you are using the Lux1540 to treat pores, for example, you may consider doing an isolated treatment of the T zone. I would not expect a difference in coloration as a result of treatment.

Jennifer Ahdout, MD, FAAD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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