Treatment After Fractional CO2 Laser
In the afternoon, doctor, I was after a fractional co2 laser for acne scars. I am not recommended to use cream and facial wash that contain salicylic acid. Why is that? And if it’s not allowed, how long will it take so I can use a product that has salicylic acid? The thing is that the facial washing soap that I usually use has salicylic acid. Thanks.
Originally posted 2020-04-16 09:52:05.
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A fractional CO2 laser is a type of ablative laser commonly used to treat scars, warts, wrinkles, and so on. You can wash your face after 12 hours post-treatment but by using a mild facial cleanser. If you use treatments containing tretinoin, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid, you can continue to use them for at least 14 days after a fractional CO2 laser. But for more certain you can consult your dermatologist about it because for each different skin type will certainly be different handling.
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