On CO2 fractional laser. Is it OK to do my next treatment after 15 days? (Photo)

Hi I have mild acne scar on just my two cheeks and I did Co2 fractional laser last November 12,2016 my recovery was fast after only 10 days my face was completely clear. But I'd like to do it again for complete better results. And Im planning to do it on December 3,2016 is this ok? This would mean I'll do it only after 15 days.

Doctor Answers 3

Too short.

Give it at least 4 weeks, unless your Specialist performed a v v low density, say 3-5% and if you have fair skin. Most Specialist perform fractional lasers at intervals of 4- 8 weeks depending on the density and settings and most importantly your skin type. 

Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane, Australia 

Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Co2 treatments - length bw sessions

No, after Co2 laser treatment has been done I would give skin time to breathe, time to heal anywhere to about 4-6 weeks for the next treatment. During the time Co2 laser treatment is preform the skin is raw and feels like a very bad sun burn. So, you do not want to have a treatment done right after. Give it 4-6 weeks when it's starts the scabbing process.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

On CO2 fractional laser. Is it OK to do my next treatment after 15 days? (Photo)

I think it is too soon for you to have another treatment. Certainly the decision should be made between you and your treating physician. Opinions very but I think it would be would be best to wait at least another 6 to 8 weeks.

Stanley P. Gulin, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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