What is the Recovery like from Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is usually performed in the office, or in the operating room based on patient preferences. Laser resurfacing can be tolerated quite well in the office using combination of numbing cream and a medical cooling device. Patients who need aggressive treatment or don’t want to experience any pain may elect an operating room setting to achieve positive results. This is often performed with another procedure to ensure the best visible results (a facelift or eyelid surgery, for example).
Recovery from laser skin resurfacing varies with each patient. The skin is usually healed in 5-7 days, although redness may persist for several weeks. Mild discomfort may be common the first week after the procedure. Dr. Kenneth Yu a San Antonio and South Texas plastic surgeon and laser skin resurfacing expert reduces recovery time with the use of special medicated creams, as well as homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
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