What Can You Expect From Your Laser Facial Services?

by | Sep 6, 2016 | Plastic Surgeon

When a person suffers from acne scarring or sun damaged skin, they can often feel self-conscious about their appearance. No one wants to be ashamed of showing their face to the world. Thankfully, there are now many laser treatments available that can help a person’s skin to be smoother and less scarred. With Laser Facial Services, acne scarring and sun damage can be removed with the old layers of skin. These treatments can also be used to tighten and tone the skin for a younger-looking complexion. When preparing for a treatment, there are several things one can do to be ready.

  • One should carefully review their medical history and all medications they take with their doctor, before receiving Facial Services. The doctor may have a person avoid taking certain medications before and after the treatment to avoid interactions and problems with healing.
  • If one has a history of herpes outbreaks, the doctor will have them take antiviral medication to ensure they do not experience any breakouts due to the laser treatment. The doctor may also have a patient take an oral antibiotic medication to prevent any infections from occurring.
  • Patients should discuss their expectations with their doctor so they can be sure their needs will be met. The doctor should offer reasonable goals that can be achieved with the laser and should not offer promises that cannot be fulfilled.
  • When one is having this procedure, it is best for them to have someone take them home if they are going to be sedated. The doctor should discuss sedation before the procedure is carried out to ensure the patient will be prepared.

On the day of treatment, a patient will receive a numbing medication to ensure they do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Most people do not feel any major pain during or after the procedure, but some minor discomfort is normal. The doctor will advise the patient on how to care for their skin during the healing process.

If you are interested in having laser treatments to remove your facial scarring and sun damage, contact the Office of David K. Hiranaka M.D. D.M.D. He and his staff will be glad to help you uncover your beautiful skin. You can also visit them on Facebook for more information.

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