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

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Dr. Tami Meraglia
Aesthetic Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tami Meraglia
Dr. Tami Meraglia
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Have pre-op consult

You should have a consultation prior to the procedure so your questions are answered & you receive instructions how to prepare for the procedure & what supplies are needed to care for yourself afterward.
Your doctor will want to know your medical history including medical problems, prior surgery and allergies, particularly to medications. Because it's often done with sedation bring a driver.

In brief: Have pre-op consult

You should have a consultation prior to the procedure so your questions are answered & you receive instructions how to prepare for the procedure & what supplies are needed to care for yourself afterward.
Your doctor will want to know your medical history including medical problems, prior surgery and allergies, particularly to medications. Because it's often done with sedation bring a driver.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Info needed

When getting resurfacing, discuss with your clinician any medical conditions you have, medications you are on (blood thinners especially), metal pieces in your body, low vitamin levels if you know them, how long it takes to heal, and other treatments you have had in the past along with topical creams being used.
This helps them better treat you.

In brief: Info needed

When getting resurfacing, discuss with your clinician any medical conditions you have, medications you are on (blood thinners especially), metal pieces in your body, low vitamin levels if you know them, how long it takes to heal, and other treatments you have had in the past along with topical creams being used.
This helps them better treat you.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yourself

A good history is essential such as your response to suntanning as well as any history of cold sores and current medications which could cause photosensitivty reactions.
Your physician will want to know this as a minimum and even more.

In brief: Yourself

A good history is essential such as your response to suntanning as well as any history of cold sores and current medications which could cause photosensitivty reactions.
Your physician will want to know this as a minimum and even more.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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