Treatments

CO2 LASER RESURFACING

PRINCIPLE                                                                                                     Imprimer le consentement
Smoothening of the skin through computer controlled superficial burning.

INDICATION
Weathered facial wrinkles.

COUNTER INDICATIONS
Pigmented skin.
Herpes prone patients need prophylactic treatment.

PROCEDURE (usually as out patient)
Removal of damaged skin layers with a laser beam.
  Operation time   30-60 minutes.
  Anesthesia          local or general.
  Scars                   usually none.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Too deep sanding may cause hypertrophic scarring.
Deep dermabrasion leaves depigmented zone.
Temporary hyperpigmentation in certain skin types.

POSTOPERATIVE CARE
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.