What is the most effective interval between Fraxel laser treatment?
The answer to this really depends on your goals and your timeline. If you have a wedding in 3 months it might change your planning. In general though, 4-8 weeks is optimal. You’ll see good results with a series of treatments and be limiting your risk of pigmentation problems.
If you have a darker skin type, asian skin or a history of melasma, wait 8-12 weeks and absolutely avoid light exposure outdoors or triple sunscreen for a MONTH before and after each Fraxel treatment. Be especially careful if you are on oral contraceptives. I do not recommend this laser if you have active melasma – the most recent data shows it may cause it to worsen. Dr. I