Laser skin resurfacing removes the skin layer by layer with the process precision. The new skin cells that form during healing process ensures the skin to be tighter, younger looking. The procedure can be well done with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.
First of all just consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Tell the doctor about cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can be a trigger breakout in people who are at risk.
The doctor will ask you to not take any medications or supplements -- such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E -- that can affect clotting for 10 days before surgery when one settle for the Laser skin resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist within few hours.
The Doctor checks the wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or forehead individually or treats your entire face. For small areas, the doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a local anaesthetic and may also sedate you. You may require general anaesthesia if your whole face is being treated.
Treating only the parts of the face takes about 30 minutes or so. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours.
The doctor will bandage the treated areas following the laser procedure. After 24 hours, you require to clean the treated areas four to five times a day and then apply an ointment such as petroleum jelly to prevent scabs from forming.
Swelling after laser skin resurfacing is normal. The Doctor may prescribe steroids to manage to swell around your eyes. At night sleep on an extra pillow can also ease swelling.