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Is there a waiting period between getting the shingles vaccine and having facial laser treatments?

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
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In brief: Shingles and laser

You might allow just a few days after the vaccination before undergoing laser treatment, just so that your body's immune system can focus on responding to the vaccine so you get a good response and protection before the immune cells need to be utuilized for the healing process after the laser treatment.
Reactivation of herpes simplex (cold sores) is more of a concern after laser than shingles.

In brief: Shingles and laser

You might allow just a few days after the vaccination before undergoing laser treatment, just so that your body's immune system can focus on responding to the vaccine so you get a good response and protection before the immune cells need to be utuilized for the healing process after the laser treatment.
Reactivation of herpes simplex (cold sores) is more of a concern after laser than shingles.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1 week

One week would be a reasonable period.
If you are undergoing ablative or fractional laser treatments use oral antivirals as a preventive so that you do not develop a herpes simplex attack during the healing phase.

In brief: 1 week

One week would be a reasonable period.
If you are undergoing ablative or fractional laser treatments use oral antivirals as a preventive so that you do not develop a herpes simplex attack during the healing phase.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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