Worried about pain? Don’t stress! This treatment is quick and most patients say they feel a little heat and tenderness. We do have the option to numb you using a prescription-strength numbing cream that we will apply 15 minutes before your treatment.
Drinking plenty of water 1 week before your treatment is highly recommended. The Frax laser is highly absorbed by water. The more hydrated you are the better your treatment. A few things to note before your appointment. If you have taken any photosensitizing medications, like antibiotics, you will need to wait 2 weeks from your last dose to be treated. We can’t treat skin that has any self tanning lotions, sprays or products on it. We can’t treat sunburned skin, or skin that has any open wounds or rashes. And if you have been on Accutane you will need to wait 6 months from when you stopped taking it to be treated. Other than making sure your skin is treatable, just come into your appointment and we will take care of the rest!
We recommend Alastin’s Regenerating Skin Nectar $129 to speed up the healing process and help soothe the skin. We also recommend using a SPF 30+. We carry multiple brands of SPF including ColoreScience, Alastin and SkinMedica.
Depending on the size of the scar Laser Scar Treatment can vary from 10-20 minutes. If you would like to numb the area with a topical numbing cream you are welcome to come 15 minutes early. Your time is precious- we don’t want to waste it!
There isn’t any significant downtime after Laser Scar Treatment. You may have a little bit of redness and be tender for up to 7 days after your treatment, but most of our patients report feeling like they are back to normal after a day or so. You need to keep the treated area out of the sun for 7 days post-procedure.