CO2 Laser in Seattle

Hello Dr Reichel, I am a 52 year old female living in Vancouver b.c. I am interested in the active co2 laser for my entire face. Could you please advise me of the amount of visits this would require as well as the price for the procedure. Thank you..

Again thank you for your question.You are not the first person to come from a distance. So, if you do not find yourself in Seattle for other reasons, we could schedule a virtual consultation over Skype or Face Time. If you don’t skype, or have access to Face Time, then it would be best to see you in person before we schedule the procedure. Perhaps we could do a phone interview, which would allow me to know what you would like to have treated – and whether you are the right candidate for the Active FX, and how aggressive we want to be. . . We would, of course, need you here for the procedure, and then, depending on how deep we are going, the number of follow-ups after that vary. We have had a few patients that spent the night in Seattle, came in the next day for a wound check, and then we did the rest of the follow-up via phone/photos.

Hope all that makes sense. The cost is between 2500$ and 3900$ depending on how involved the treatment is.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please call my office at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation with me. 
Dr. Jennifer Reichel

Dear Dr. Reichel:

Thank you for your response to my questions. I have not replied until now as I have been battling menopausal acne and have recently started on minocycline 100mg per day I have been taking it for 4 weeks and there is a slight improvement with oil reduction and cysts.I was hoping to have all the acne cleared up before considering the active fx procedure. What are your recommendations when on antibiotics and having acne breakouts, does this need to be cleared before the procedure? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Response from Dr. Reichel:

Yes – you would need to wait until your acne is under control to consider the laser resurfacing procedure. In fact, the laser treatment can cause outbreaks, so we want everyone really well controlled, and then we watch like hawks after the procedure to make sure that there are no acute outbreaks (we can usually control this with stronger antibiotics).

 On the minocycline – I like to have people stay on it for at least 2 months before deciding whether it is the right medication for you. 

Thank you again for your follow-up question, I look forward to meeting you. 

Dr. R

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