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Can you have non ablative laser resurfacing done in the summer if your job involves being outside?

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Dr. Emily Altman answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Sun and laser tx: Any sun exposure after any type of laser resurfacing can result in blotchy pigmentation. Sun exposure must be avoided after laser resurfacing for at least 8-10 weeks, however, it is advised to avoid sun exposure for even longer periods because pigmentary changes can happen later as well.

Answered 4/18/2013

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Not on Accutane!!!: In your history, you indicate that you are on accutane. If this is true, you should not undergo any laser resurfacing procedure for at least 6 months following cessation of therapy. Treatment prior to that may result in unnecessary scarring.

Answered 4/19/2013

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