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How long does fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing usually last

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Dr. Nasrin Mani
40 years experience Dermatology
CO2 : Co2 is a strong resurfacing laser with risks if not done correctly. Because you would be targeting areas that do not heal well, i would not recommend ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
CO2 : Co2 laser isn't typically used for the genital and breast areas as there would be concerns that the resulting wounds wouldn't heal normally. Skin resu ... Read More

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Dr. Peter Jenkin
49 years experience Dermatology
CO2 : Co2 laser can be used to remove skin tags, but it can be done quickly, cheaply and easily by simply snipping them off under a local anaesthetic. It s ... Read More
Dr. Rene Perez
11 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Safer: Methods for skin tags include excision, and electrodessication. They are cheaper, safer and easier.
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Dr. John Minni
20 years experience Dermatology
Co : Co 2 laser can even help with treatment of skin cancers. Obviously strict sunscreen use is essential post treatment.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
A : A co2 laser resurfacing treatment shouldn't increase your chances of developing skin cancer. In fact it may decrease this risk by removing outer skin ... Read More
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
No: Co2 laser resurfacing removes a layer of skin in a controlled fashion. In some cases, patients with extensive precancers can be treated with co2 lase ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
11 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This depends on the laser that is used and how many passes are done with the laser. If you are having fractionated laser resurfacing you can have any ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
43 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
30-60 minutes: This depends largely on the areas being treated. In my experience, it takes about 40 minutes to do a full face resurfacing consisting of a one full fa ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Hyperpigmentation : Hyperpigmentation is very common in dark skin. It can occur after a rash, acne, a chemical peel, or laser resurfacing. It depends a lot on how aggre ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Fox
39 years experience Dermatology
Recover from laser : The recovery time from laser skin resurfacing will depend on who performed it, what strength . Which laser was used, which area of the body was treate ... Read More
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Recovery time varies with the type of the laser that is used and the depth the doctor decides to do. It can be anywhere from 3-4 days to 7 to 12 days. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Sudy
27 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Laser generally safe: Laser skin resurfacing can improve, but generally not eliminate, acne scars. Shallow scars respond more favorably than deeper, ice pick scars. Complic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
Not necessary: Currently laser skin resurfacing is more often performed with a fractional laser, which decreases the amount of discomfort, downtime and potential und ... Read More
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