Resurfacing Examples & Suggestions from Patients

What are some examples of RESURFACING

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

The pulsed laser can also remove scars, blemishes, and growths. 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 may possibly be covered by a bandage. The bandage helps with {the} oozing and may possibly encourage healing.
  • After resurfacing it is normal for {the} regenerating skin to weep and crust until {the} new skin has grown in. Dressings may 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.
7 day Post Operation
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 may possibly cause a burning sensation (just like a sunburn).
  • You might want to wear tops that button as it is may 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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