I had BBC and profractional laser at 125, to treat melasma. I'm a 48 year old light skinned Asian female.
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Recovery after BBL and Pro Fractional Therapy
Thank you for your question malouaugust. BBL and Pro Fractional work well for melasma, but multiple treatments may be required and maintenance treatments will be required. The BBL crystal has a rectangular shape and the size is 15 x 45 mm. Sometimes rectangles in this shape appear after a treatment. This should resolve on its own or with use of hydroquinone and retinoids. A grid-like pattern of holes is exactly what is produced after a Pro Fractional Therapy treatment and is completely normal. Healing can take up to two weeks depending on how aggressive the treatment was. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Pro fractional treatment
Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor &
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training Program,
Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Hamilton, and Toronto.
Grids should go next few weeks
I would wait a few weeks, it may take 3-4 months to settle. What is more important is that you have your melasma treated. (or it can rebound after laser)
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
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