Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for those who have problems with aging and acne marks on their facial features. If you have scars, wrinkles, or lines in your face, this procedure can help your skin look younger and healthier.The procedure can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
To first get started, you should stop taking any medications or supplements that you are taking. These would include aspirin, ibuprofen or Vitamin E, that can cause affect clotting for 10 days before surgery. You should also stop smoking for three weeks before and after the procedure. Smoking makes the healing process longer.
Benefits and Risks of Laser Resurfacing
Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Potential risks of the procedure include:
- Bacterial infection
- Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat
- Changes in the skin’s pigmentation
Free consultation with a Chicago, IL Plastic Surgeon
Call Dr. Patel today for a free consultation at (224) 238-3816.