Ultraplus Total FX for Darker Skin?

Can Ultraplus Total FX (Deep FX and Active FX) treatment be performed on darker skin types?

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Darker skin types for Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing require care and experience

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Darker skin types require much greater finesse for Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing (e.g. Deep Fx, Total Fx, Mixto, Fraxel Repair). There is a nontrivial risk of hyperpigmentation in hands of a physician who has not had sufficient experience working with ethnic skin. Strict daily sun protection, prophylactic and post-op application of topical retinoid and prescription bleaching cream customized to your skin type would be mandatory. You really should seek the experience of a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has performed greater than 50 cases of ethnic skin as there is a substantial learning curve.


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