What should first be done before considering laser resurfacing?
An ASDS member dermatologist will review your medical history, conduct a physical exam and discuss your expectations. Patients who have a history of herpes infections will be prescribed an antiviral medication before and after treatment to prevent viral infection. An oral antibiotic may be prescribed to prevent bacterial infection. Patients may be asked to apply a topical retinoid on their skin for about four weeks before the procedure. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided.
Who is not a candidate for laser resurfacing?
Patients who have active acne or very dark skin usually are not good candidates for laser resurfacing.