Pre-Instructions for Photofractional treatments

  • Patients should bring a large hat to provide shade immediately after treatment. 
  • Patients are recommended to not drive after treatment. 
  • Patients should plan for a 10 day downtime.
  • Smokers should be instructed to decrease smoking as much and as long as possible before and after procedure to minimize the risk of delayed or impaired wound healing.
  • At the discretion of the physician, patients with Types III-VI skin may be prescribed topical tyrosinase inhibitors, or an equivalent depigmenting agent to prepare the skin.
  • Once the appropriate laser candidate is selected, documentation in the form of written, informed consent is essential as well as photo documentation. 

Questions & Answers

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