Laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer preparing for a skin test in children layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface.
The procedure can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face. Preparing for Laser Resurfacing Start by consulting a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to find out if you’re a good candidate. If you smoke, you should stop for two weeks before and after the procedure. What to Expect During and After the Procedure Laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll not have to stay overnight. The doctor may treat wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or forehead individually or treat your entire face. Treating just parts of the face takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
A full-face treatment takes up to two hours. Following the laser procedure, the doctor will bandage the treated areas. After 24 hours, you will need 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. Your doctor may prescribe steroids to manage swelling around your eyes. Sleeping on an extra pillow at night can also ease swelling. Five to seven days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel.