Description of the procedure and treatment:

CO2 laser resurfacing is a commonly-used method of epidermis regeneration and correction. It is used for correction of post-acne scars, superficial hyperpigmentation and facial wrinkles. It is applied under local anaesthesia. During the procedure patients may experience a sensation of burning, pinching or mild stinging. Epidermis is reconstructed within 5 – 10 days following the procedure. In cases of more serious defects it is sometimes necessary to repeat the procedure.

Postoperative recommendations:

Immediately after the resurfacing, dressing are placed over the area of the procedure. The healing time depends on the individual disposition of the patient and the laser beam (energy) used. For a period of 3 months following the procedure, intensive sunbathing and sunlight should be avoided (by using a sunscreen with high SPF).

Work incapacity period:

The period of incapacity for work is usually between 7-14 days.

Important information:

Procedure duration: 60-90 minutes
Type of anaesthesia: local
Required tests and preparation: none
Time of stay in the clinic: not required
Contraindications: pregnancy, skin inflammations (including herpes), diabetes, taking photosensitising medicines, deep tan