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Is the laser skin resurfacing a risky thing to do?

Is the laser skin resurfacing a risky thing to do?

LASER SKISUFACING: Not at all it is a safe procedure with the second and third generation lasers and it does not require anesthesia, there is minimal redness and pain, but it should be done by a person who is trained how to use lasers. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

Laser ablation of the skin is a controlled burn using a variety of types of light energy (e.g. Erbium or carbon dioxide lasers) to stimulate collagen formation, promote new skin formation, and in general restore a more youthful, and less wrinkled appearance to the skin. There is inevitably some downtime associated with the laser treatment, you must keep the skin moist ...Read more


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What information do I have to bring along to do the laser skin resurfacing?

Medication: There are some medications and skincare products that can adversely affect the outcome of any laser treatment. As such, you should bring and uptodate list of everything you are taking and your skincare. ...Read more

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How long does the laser skin resurfacing take?

Depends on treatment: Preparation for laser skin resurfacing (lsr) takes longer than actual treatment. Often topical anesthetic is placed on the skin for an hour or more pre-treatment. Some form of sedation (oral, intramuscular, intravenous) or general anesthesia may be recommended. Facial nerve blocks (local anes) are often used. After these preparations full face lsr may take 30-60 minutes & depends on treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the laser skin resurfacing in his clinic?

Can vs. should: Any md can purchase a laser and use it in a clinic...However, good results with lasers and chemical peels depend on appropriate training and experience. I would check the credentials of any doctor before you consider laser treatments or any cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a laser skin resurfacing?

What kind of complications might happen from a laser skin resurfacing?

Potentially many: The most common side effects that occur with laser skin resurfacing are redness, swelling, & mild discomfort. If anesthesia is provided via injections bruising can occur. The most serious side effects are infection, hypersensitive reactions (to products due to the more vulnerable state of the skin), stimulation of herpes outbreaks, scarring and changes in pigmentation. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Where do I go to get a laser skin resurfacing done?

Cosmetic center: Laser resurfacing is offered in cosmetic centers such as medical spas, dermatology and plastic surgery offices. Experience with this laser can provide excellent results and no side effects. This laser can be done on all skin types however darker skin types will need pretreatment and experienced clinicians. ...Read more

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What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

Builds collagen: Light energy is directed at the skin to produce vaporization of skin layers resulting in heat dissemination through the dermis. This injury stimulates new collagen formation as well as remodeling of your old collagen. Net result is smoother skin with less wrinkles and less sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective treatments but must be performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

A little : We use a topical cream called Emla first that helps numb the area we then cleanse the area and it seems to work. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laser skin resurfacing? How long will i need to recover after having laser skin resurfacing performed? .

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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Recover from laser : The recovery time from laser skin resurfacing will depend on who performed it, what strength . Which laser was used, which area of the body was treated , etc. For strong to moderate resurfacing it is between 3-8 days. Please see ad hematologist specializing in laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing the same as microabrasion?

No.: Microdermabrasion is a superficial procedure that requires little or no recovery time. Laser resurfacing is deeper, and requires recovery time - but achieves faster and more dramatic results. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is also known as Laser therapy. Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more