1. Overall improvement of texture, pore, tone
2. Fine line and wrinkles
3. Pigmentary issues
5. Acne scars
6. Surgical scars
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Usually 3 to 6 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. However, even after one session, most patients are pleasantly surprised by the noticeable improvement, especially when it comes to pigmentary issues. Some patients, especially with pigmentary issues such as melasma will benefit with maintenance treatment on a periodic basis.
Most patients will note certain degree of redness and swelling immediately after the procedure just like you been slapped on the face. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the condition being treated, the redness and swelling can last as short as a few hours to as long as overnight. Because the redness is not from a thermal effect, but more from mechanical-acoustic effect; as dramatic as the redness appears, it dissipates very quickly compared to any other conventional lasers out there. It is quite remarkable. Obviously the sooner the redness goes away, less the chance of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and less down time, making it as close to “ideal” laser for medium to darker colored patients like Asians. Although most patients can return to work the following day, if not immediately on the day of, we nevertheless ask our patients to reserve one day for recovery following the first session to be on the safe side.