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How can you prepare for laser resurfacing?

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If you're having laser skin resurfacing, your doctor will ask you not to take any medications or supplements that can affect clotting -- such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E -- for 10 days before surgery. If you smoke, you should stop at least 2 weeks before the procedure. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic beforehand to prevent bacterial infections and also an antiviral medication if you get cold sores or fever blisters often.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

FDA. 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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