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Thousands of men and women already are enjoying the benefits of beautiful, smooth skin thanks to facial laser resurfacing procedures. Laser resurfacing to reduce the appearance of facial scars and wrinkles has become one of the most popular new cosmetic procedures. The procedure may be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, the eye, and forehead, as well as facial scars from acne, chicken pox, or trauma.
The Laser Resurfacing Procedure
Laser resurfacing is typically performed on an outpatient basis with either local or intravenous anesthesia. Dr. Schusterman will first pre-treat your skin with specific creams for several weeks prior to the procedure to increase the effectiveness of the laser treatment. The procedure can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. Facial wrinkling, scarring, and pigment changes also can be treated by the application of a chemical (chemical peels) or by using an abrasive instrument (dermabrasion). These can be performed either in Dr. Schusterman’s office or in an outpatient surgical facility and take anywhere from a few minutes for isolated treatments to an hour for more extensive areas. Dr. Schusterman will assess whether minimal anesthesia or intravenous sedation should be used.
After Laser Facial Resurfacing Treatment
About a week of postoperative care is required, and most patients choose to avoid social situations because treated skin becomes pink. Cover creams can be applied after seven days to camouflage the pinkness and enable patients to return to their normal daily routine. Laser resurfacing procedures do not produce scarring, and results can last 7 to 10 years.
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Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS
Although his research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques established his reputation, his knowledge and understanding of the human body and the challenges associated with aiding patients suffering with head and neck injuries as well as breast cancer patients has made Dr. Schusterman an award-winning plastic surgeon.
About Nobilis Health
Nobilis Health operates hospitals in 7 states, has more than 60 ambulatory care centers, clinics, and is fully committed to ensuring that every patient receives top-of-the-line care at our conveniently-located, state-of-the-art facilities.
Nobilis Health has developed numerous partnerships with an extensive network of highly-specialized, board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons. We empower our partner physicians with the cutting-edge technology and highly specialized staffs they need to deliver the highest quality care to every patient.
About Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital
Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, part of the Nobilis Health family, is a state-of-the-art acute care hospital committed to excellence. At Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, our highly credentialed staff, cutting-edge equipment, and robust on-site services provide every member of the community with access to exceptional healthcare, 24/7.
We provide concierge-quality care in a comfortable environment. At Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, you’re family, and we stop at nothing to create a compassionate, welcoming environment for you and our fellow community members.