HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Depending on the degree of scarring and your expectations, you would usually need 4-6 treatments. Some people need more, especially those with severe acne scarring.
A numbing cream is applied to the area for at least 1-2 hours prior to treatment. The laser is applied to the affected areas. At the end of the treatment the area will look like small white or red dots that disappear by the following day. There is usually redness that lasts at least 4 days, and swelling for a few days.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS DO I NEED BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
There are no special precautions before the treatment except:
- If you have a history of cold sores, you may need to take an anti cold sore tablet starting the day before treatment.
- If you have recently taken Ro Accutane for acne, you may more suited to non ablative fractional laser.