Resurfacing Examples & Suggestions from Patients

What are some examples of RESURFACING

The pulsed laser can also remove scars, blemishes, and growths.

Can anyone have CO2 Laser?

Good candidates for laser resurfacing include:

  • Fair to medium complexion
  • Good healing qualities (no keloid formers)
  • No use of acutane in {the} past year

Poor candidates for laser resurfacing include:

  • Dark complexions
  • Hyperpigmentation in scars
  • Acutane users in {the} past year
  • Cigarette smokers & heavy drinkers
  • Keloid formers (raised thick scars)

Before and After Photographs


How long is {the} recovery?

  7 Day Post Operation
  • This depends upon {the} individual and upon {the} procedure performed.
  • It usually takes between seven and ten days for {the} skin to grow back.
  • During {the} initial few days, {the} face might possibly be covered by a bandage. The bandage helps with {the} oozing and might possibly encourage healing.
  • After resurfacing it is normal for {the} regenerating skin to weep and crust until {the} new skin has grown in. Dressings might possibly be applied to aid skin regeneration. This healing and regenerating process takes about 9 days. You will want to postpone social engagements and avoid public con tact during this period.

Sun block should be applied when in {the} sun. Make-up can be worn after {the} initially week. Over {the} next few weeks, your fresh pink skin turns to a more natural tone, revealing a younger, smoother look.

In most cases patients are fully recovered and back to their normal activities within 7-10 days.

  • You can expect a marked wrinkle reduction. Complete elimination of all wrinkles in a single session is not a reasonable goal.
  • Most patients are very happy with {the} results and notice that most wrinkles are completely eliminated or markedly diminished.

Suggestions from patients:

  • Keep in mind that anything you use or wear for several days might be stained with {the} ointment; i.e. sheets, pillow cases, pajamas, towels, wash cloths, furniture, etc.
  • Have a good supply of clean towels and wash cloths on hand.
  • Straws are more comfortable when drinking while you have bandages. Also after {the} removal of bandages, straws help eliminate {the} transfer of ointment.
  • Purchase food that does not require you to open your mouth very wide. Same idea as straw above.
  • Q-tips are very helpful in applying {the} ointment around your eyes and mouth. Also, they are great for removing {the} ointment from {the} corners of yours eyes and off {the} eyelashes.
  • Stretch hair bands that go all {the} way around your head are helpful for keeping hair out of {the} ointment.
  • Have a good supply of small ice cubes or ice chips.
  • Keep all your supplies at a level that will allow you to reach without having to lean over-this can be uncomfortable.
  • It is not advisable to get close to a hot stove or oven for several days after your surgery as this might possibly cause a burning sensation (just like a sunburn).
  • You might want to wear tops that button as it is might possibly be uncomfortable to pull things over your head.
  • When planning your surgery, check your calendar for special events that might occur within 3 weeks after surgery.
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