What should I consider before undergoing laser skin resurfacing?
The following are key considerations before undergoing laser skin resurfacing:
1.. Suitability for treatment: absence of skin tanning, active skin infections and acne
2. Have a condition that is likely to benefit from laser resurfacing such as acne scars, open pores, fine lines, superficial pigmentation.
3. Able to tolerate some downtime: initial healing over 5-7 days, post-inflammatory erythema (common) that may last several weeks, PIH (15-30% risk) that may last several months.
4. Realistic expectation of results
5. Awareness of other treatment options, their pros and cons compared to laser resurfacing.
Hope this helps!