Laser resurfacing is used to get rid of acne scars, aging spots, sun damage, freckles, and other skin imperfections. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Are you considering skin laser resurfacing? Approximately 176,332 laser treatments were done on people ages 40 and older in 2009 – so you are not alone. Read on to learn about what to expect, benefits and side effects of the dermatology procedures.
What to Expect - Skin laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Skin laser resurfacing is considered an out patient procedure, which legally requires you to stay over night for observation. Depending on the size of the treatment area, local anesthetic will be applied, or you will be sedated if the enti