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How to Prepare for Skin Resurfacing – 6 Tips to Plan Undergoing the Procedure

Skin resurfacing treatment is one way to treat facial skin problems without experiencing more invasive and risky procedures. For this reason skin resurfacing is becoming more and more popular, it is also because it requires only a little recovery period after the procedure or sometimes you don’t even need it. Sometimes if skin resurfacing is conducted just before the weekend then you can go back to work the following week. This is how fast is the skin resurfacing procedure is. The following are some tips on how to prepare for skin resurfacing.

Prepare for Skin Resurfacing

Prepare for Skin Resurfacing

Tip # 1: Know if you are a good candidate for skin resurfacing.

To know if you are qualified for this skin resurfacing procedure, you can research for the conditions that can be treated with such procedure. You can consult your doctor if you can be a good candidate for skin resurfacing. Some conditions that can make one to be a prime candidate for skin resurfacing treatments are facial wrinkles and acne scars. People with sun-damaged skin can be a candidate for the procedure. People who have dark skin are not good candidates for skin resurfacing treatments because this will result to uneven pigmentation after the procedure.

Tip # 2: Know your skin type.

Consult your doctor to determine your skin type and how long the treatment will be. Based on your skin type, the doctor can decide how to prepare your skin and what type of skin regimen you must follow prior to the skin resurfacing treatments.

Tip # 3: Use special creams and gels.

Your doctor will prescribe some special creams and gels for you to use to condition your skin before the treatment. This is necessary as it helps minimize the pain and inflammation and also helps your body heal faster after the procedure. Such products must be used for at least 2 weeks to see maximum results.

Tip # 4: Inform your doctor about your present medications.

Inform your doctor about the present medications you are taking and also about medical conditions that you are having at the moment. It is necessary to let him know all about this because this may interfere with the healing process after the procedure. Sometimes your doctor will request you to stop taking them or you may take additional ones to balance out the effects.

Tip # 5: Stay out under the sun.

Your doctor may require you to stay out under the sun because tanning whether outdoors or in salons will affect the pigmentation, moisture level and softness of the skin. Significant differences can result depending on how intensive your treatment is including post procedure complications.

Tip # 6: The aftercare

Have an arrangement made just after the resurfacing treatment. Although the procedure is relatively painless, you may experience some discomforts after the procedure. Let somebody drive you home and have somebody prepare the environment for you at home so if ever you need to take something, it is readily available.

These are basic tips to bear in mind if you want resurfaced skin in no time. Be prepared in advance for any side effects that you may experience after the procedure such as burns and scarring. Uneven pigmentation may sometimes occur also.

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