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What should you expect during laser resurfacing?

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Generally, laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay. The doctor may treat individual wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or forehead or treat your entire face. For small areas, the doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic. The doctor may also sedate you. You may get general anesthesia if your whole face is being treated. If the doctor is just treating parts of your face, the procedure will take about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours.

From: Laser Resurfacing WebMD Medical Reference

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

FDA. 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2017

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