How much downtime is realistic for lasers?

I have redness constantly in my cheeks. I did laser once had good results, but should have continued on with 5 treatments. Problem was, I want to work out and don't want to take 2-3 weeks off, I think she said. Was wondering about starting treatment for this.

I’ll answer this more completely soon in a post. Offices often vary widely on instructions for this and, of course, it varys by the laser. You don’t mention whether this was an IPL treatment or Pulsed Dye for redness? Truthfully, I have well-controlled rosacea also, did my initial series of 4-5 IPL and then have 1-2 IPL treatments yearly, depending on weather, hormones, etc. I’ve never taken more than 2-3 days off and have always gotten good results. This is what we tell our patients. Since everyone’s situation is unique, have a respectful conversation with your doctor and ask her/his reasoning for the 2-3 weeks off.

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