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Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: A little

We use a topical cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) first that helps numb the area we then cleanse the area and it seems to work.

In brief: A little

We use a topical cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) first that helps numb the area we then cleanse the area and it seems to work.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
It also depends how deep we go we perform the pearl resurfacing under sedation
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

We use ice, topical numbing creams, and the the zimmere which blows refrigeratd air while we use the laser.
No one has ever had us stop due to the pain. Review this with the doctor during your consultation.

In brief: Maybe

We use ice, topical numbing creams, and the the zimmere which blows refrigeratd air while we use the laser.
No one has ever had us stop due to the pain. Review this with the doctor during your consultation.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Dr. Sheila Calderon
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Dr. Rian Maercks
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not w nerve blocks

I always block all the sensory nerves to the face when i perform resurfacing.
Topical agents will not help much.

In brief: Not w nerve blocks

I always block all the sensory nerves to the face when i perform resurfacing.
Topical agents will not help much.
Dr. Rian Maercks
Dr. Rian Maercks
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