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How many fractional laser treatments should i get? i have always been good about using sunscreen on my face, but since i haven't routinely put it on my neck, i have wrinkles and sun damage on the skin there. will i be able to improve the look of the skin

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Dr. Julio Garcia
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
There : There should be some improvement but the ability to improve the neck skin is less than the face, so it might take more than one.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Neck skin: Neck skin is more delicate than facial skin - you can't laser it as hard and expect the same sort of recovery as you can on facial skin. So, typically it takes more treatments, each with lower power settings for the neck than the face. The exact number of treatments will depend on your individual situation, and the type of laser used.
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Dr. Gregory Laurence
Vascular Surgery 37 years experience
There : There are two basic type of fractional energy (mostly laser) devices. Ablative and non-ablative. It is possible to get 10-20 years of improvement with one ablative (co2) fractional divice. It takes 2-4 treatments with a non-ablative fractional laser, which will yield a 5-10 year improvement. Darker skin types are not candidates for fractional co2 laser. Ask your doctor to show you a photo of someone who is similar to you, and he should be able to also provide an after-treatment photo to indicate likely results. Our office 901-624-5605 can discuss your situation.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Depends on laser etc: This will depend on the energy of the laser and the depth of treatment and your skin type and damage. You may want to space treatment by 3-4 months or less as recommended by your physician.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2019

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