Preparing Before Palomar Fractional Laser Resurfacing

What can I do to prepare for Palomar fractional laser resurfacing?

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Topical Retin A, Hydroquinone and microdermabrasion are best preparation for resurfacing

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If you are having ablative frational laser resurfacing, Lux 2940 by palomar, or any other ablative resurfacing then some skin preparation is best.

I use a combination of Retin A and 4% Hydroquinone for a few weeks to a month prior when possible. The obagi Blender #5 can be substituted for the hydroquinone.

If you are having non-ablative resurfacing=Lux1540 or 1440 then no preparation is necessary.

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