Are you considering a laser resurfacing treatment to make your skin look younger and refreshed? Laser resurfacing efficiently treats various skin issues, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and sun damage. But how do you prepare for the procedure? Is there anything special you need to do? Let’s take a look at the preparation process for laser resurfacing treatment.
Getting Ready For Your Laser Resurfacing Procedure
When preparing for laser resurfacing treatment, there are a few things you’ll want to do before the procedure, including:
Consultation with Dr. Leland Deane
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leland Deane. During your appointment, he will review your specific worries, goals, and medical history. To determine whether laser resurfacing is the best option for you, he will also carefully evaluate your skin. Additionally, he will answer and address any questions or concerns you have, and thoroughly explain each step of the procedure.
Adhere to Pre-Treatment Guidelines
Dr. Deane will provide detailed pre-treatment instructions before your laser resurfacing procedure to achieve the best results and reduce potential complications. These recommendations include staying out of the sun, avoiding specific skin care products or medications, and not smoking.
Plan for Downtime
Dr. Deane will also prepare you for what to do after the treatment as well. Laser resurfacing treatment typically requires a short period of downtime for the skin to heal. After the procedure, Dr. Deane will give you protective ointments to protect any areas of the skin that are open and need time to fully heal. You will also want to avoid picking any scabs that form to ensure proper healing. The results from laser skin resurfacing are long-lasting, but you need to be aware that unprotected exposure to the sun can reverse the results and damage the skin.
Schedule A Consultation
If you’re looking to tighten and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance, laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Our renowned dermatologist Leland Deane, MD, has experience offering cutting-edge skincare remedies, like laser skin resurfacing, and can provide you with the safe and effective treatment that’s right for you.
To schedule a consultation today at our Garden City, NY office, call us at (516) 441-7427 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve your skincare goals!