How many passes of Deep FX is safe in one treatment?
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What is the worst that can happen?
Many factors go into results of treatments: your age, skin type, health, area being treated etc. The Physician with the proper training, background and experience who examines you is in the best place to render this answer. One question you should also ask: What is the worst that can happen? Then you will know how much you would risk and what other options might be safer.
Laser settings are limited by skin type
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Hi. The number of passes does not need to be increased if the density is high-with laser treatments of any sort, the number of passes is increased to make sure more of the skin is treated. If the energy settings were high enough, and the depth adequate, a single pass can be very effective. Your skin's propensity for pigmentation, scarring, etc. will limit each of these settings-be sure to discuss your concerns further with your doctor .
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Dr Knight answers question about DeepFx
I've done hundreds if not thousands of cases with the DeepFx and I've never done more than one pass - except in very specialized cases that unlikely to pertain to what you're planning.
Note: modern fractional CO2 is a generally safe and impactful procedure - but note that almost all of the complications with fractional CO2 have been at higher settings, and this is especially true for DeepFx.
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