If you are getting small areas treated, such as wrinkles that have developed around your eyes, mouth or forehead, our doctor may use a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any discomfort. If your whole face is being treated, a general anesthetic may be ideal. If you are only getting certain parts of your face treated, the procedure will take 30-45 minutes. Full-face treatments may take up to two hours.
After the procedure, you will be bandaged in the treated areas and you may be prescribed medicine to help with swelling. It is normal to feel an itching or stinging sensation for 12-72 hours once the procedure is over. Your skin will also become dry and start to peel after approximately 5-7 days. The entire healing process may take anywhere from 10 to 21 days. Make sure to keep your skin moisturized throughout the healing process.
Contact our team today if you are interested in the amazing benefits of laser skin resurfacing.