Aspen, Colo. – Students in core aesthetic disciplines learned how to combine microneedling and laser resurfacing safely and effectively at the summer Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC).
For patients with minimal perioral rhytides and surrounding photodamage, Tina S. Alster, M.D., often performs microneedling followed immediately by full-face nonablative fractional resurfacing (or, for more extensive photodamage, ablative fractional resurfacing). To minimize adverse events, she typically does not laser over areas that have been microneedled. She recommends performing this combination at monthly intervals.
“Most patients who undergo treatment on a Friday can return to work or their regular activities on Monday. Any residual post-treatment erythema can be easily covered with makeup as early as one day post-treatment,” she said. Dr. Alster is director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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