CO2 LASER RESURFACING
Smoothening of the skin through computer controlled superficial burning.
Weathered facial wrinkles.
Herpes prone patients need prophylactic treatment.
PROCEDURE (usually as out patient)
Removal of damaged skin layers with a laser beam.
local or general.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Too deep sanding may cause hypertrophic scarring.
Deep dermabrasion leaves depigmented zone.
Temporary hyperpigmentation in certain skin types.
During the first week, the oozing wound needs frequent changing of the medication. Creams are applied.
The initial redness turns into pink and disappears slowly after 3 months. During this recovery period, Total sun block is compulsory.