How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get a Fractional Laser Treatment After PDT?

I had a PDT treatment about a month ago. Can I get a Fractional Laser treatment at this time.If not, how long should I wait.

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Laser Resurfacing After PDT

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I typically will perform a fractionated CO2 treatment as early as 2 weeks after a PDT treatment. There is no contraindication in doing so, as long as one has healed normally from the PDT.  Good luck.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fractional laser after PDT

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PDT is a very safe and commonly performed procedure for sun damage and acne. complete healing can take upto 4 weeks. you can get Fractional laser treatment after you have completely healed. this must be determined by your physician

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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