What to do if I have just had co2 laser resurfacing treatment. Is it safe to use a sad lamp?

SAD Lamps. Seasonal affective disorder (sad) light therapy mimics outdoor light. The devices are designed to filter out uv light but the amount of uv light emitted is variable. I would not recommend using the sad lamp after a co2 laser resurfacing until the doctor that did your treatment says it is ok !

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How safe is CO2 laser resurfacing on the face? I have extremely sensitive skin. Can this procedure cause scarring or other side effects?

CO2. CO2 laser is a wonderful tool to help improve the quality of the skin for the right patient. It can cause scaring and pigment issues. It is important to meet with a skin care expert to determine if the Co2 is appropriate for you. A less invasive form of CO2 is the fractionated lasers. Les complications but multiple treatments and not the potential results of the CO2. Read more...

Is co2 laser resurfacing safe for someone taking immune-suppressing drugs? I'm taking them because of an organ transplant, so I won't be able to go off them. I'd really like to treat some wrinkles with co2 laser resurfacing, but I'm worried I might not he

CO2 . Co2 laser resurfacing is high risk for an immunosuppressed patient because inflammation is a vital step in the healing process and because your ability to fight infection is less, co2 laser resurfacing is more likely to be complicated by scarring and infection. Since you have had an organ transplant and your immunosuppressive medications cannot be discontinued, co2 laser resurfacing is probably not worth the risk! Read more...
Co2 . Co2 laser resurfacing causes a 2nd degree burn, opening the skin to an increased risk of infection. In immunosuppressed patients the risks of infection and subsequent complications become unacceptably high. You may get benefit from topical therapy such as retinoids. Discussion with your physicians is imperative . Read more...
High risk. Personally, i wouldn't recommend it for you, because you are at high risk for infectious complications, as well as delayed healing. Both can lead to scars. Read more...