What should I consider before undergoing laser skin resurfacing?

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Dr Chin Yee Choong

"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"


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!

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