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Posted September 04, 2007 under General Care - No comments

I have had laser treatments done at another med spa. Do I still have to have patch testing?

Dr. Sinclair's Response

It is still a good idea for you to have a patch test. There are significant differences between the various pieces of equipment, the way the equipment is maintained, the age of the equipment, etc. Before we treat you, we like to test a small area in case there are any side effects. Even though the side effects are generally minimal, we think the safest way to treat you is to test the settings before we begin. In the event that there is a side effect from the test patch, we will change the settings on the machine and retest you. These cautionary measures are especially important on darker skin types. By doing a test patch first, we are doing everything we can to ensure you get the best value and treatment for your money



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