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What is laser resurfacing?
When the skin heals, a new tighter layer is formed, providing your face with a more youthful appearance. You may choose to get a stand-alone laser skin-resurfacing treatment or have it performed alongside other cosmetic facial treatments.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR LASER RESURFACING?
During a consultation with Dr. Williams, he will perform a physical examination of your face and then analyze your complete medical history. This will be necessary to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Let Dr. Williams know if you’re taking any medications or supplements. He may ask you to stop taking these temporarily in order to prevent any complications with healing. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking in the time leading up to the treatment and after treatment, since it can negatively affect the healing process.
If you are prone to breakouts, remember to let Dr. Williams know. Individuals who experience breakouts may not be good candidates for a laser skin-resurfacing treatment, as it may increase their risk of experiencing breakouts.
Similarly, Dr. Williams might prescribe antibiotics and anti-viral medication to help you deal with any symptoms that you may experience after treatment.
HOW IS LASER RESURFACING PERFORMED?
The duration of your laser skin-resurfacing treatment will depend on the density of the areas being treated. Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home after your treatment has been completed.
If only parts of your face are being treated, you will be administered local anesthetic, which numbs those areas to any pain. If the entirety of your face is being treated, general anesthesia may be needed to put you in a temporary unconscious state during the procedure.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the technology’s handpiece will be used to direct laser energy towards the treatment areas. The heat from this energy will precisely remove dead and damaged skin cells, making way for fresh new skin cells.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING AFTERCARE
After the laser-resurfacing treatment has been completed, Dr. Williams will bandage the treated areas to encourage speedy healing. You will be provided with medication to help keep any swelling down. You will need to clean the treated areas four to five times daily in order to avoid infection. Apply petroleum jelly to keep the skin around the treatment areas from scabbing.
As your skin heals, you will notice a smooth and revitalized facial appearance that is free from wrinkles and blemishes.
ARRANGE YOUR CONSULTATION
Are you interested in learning more about what laser resurfacing can do for your rough skin and blemishes? If so, the best way to learn more is by arranging a consultation with Dr. Micheal Williams. Dr. Williams prioritizes customer safety and comfort, and he will be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today for your consultation.