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What should I expect during laser skin resurfacing procedure?

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A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do this procedure. You may treat a specific part of your face or all of it. If it's a small area, your doctor will numb it first. If you're treating your whole face, you may need general anesthesia. Treating just parts of the face takes about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours. Afterward, you'll have bandages on the treated areas and instructions on how to take care of your skin.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Skin Resurfacing."

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Laser Facial Resurfacing."

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Facial Peels And Laser Surgery."

Penn Medicine: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

Cosmeticsurgery.com: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

FDA

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Laser skin resurfacing cost."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Skin Resurfacing."

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Laser Facial Resurfacing."

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Facial Peels And Laser Surgery."

Penn Medicine: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

Cosmeticsurgery.com: "Laser Skin Resurfacing."

FDA

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Laser skin resurfacing cost."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 25, 2019

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