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THE PROCEDURE

Anesthesia

Anesthesia requirements vary depending on the procedure.

Chemical peels:

  • No anesthesia (skin feels burning sensation until solution is removed)
  • Topical anesthesia (cream used to numb surface of skin)
  • Local anesthesia (skin numbed up with injection)
  • IV sedation (medications administered through IV)
  • General anesthesia (patient is lightly sleeping)

Dermabrasion:

  • Local anesthesia (skin numbed up with injection)
  • IV sedation (medications administered through IV)
  • General anesthesia (patient is lightly sleeping)

Laser Resurfacing:

  • Topical anesthesia (cream used to numb surface of skin)
  • Local anesthesia (skin numbed up with injection)
  • IV sedation (medications administered through IV)
  • General anesthesia (patient is lightly sleeping)

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HOW WE DO IT: TUTORIAL

These procedures take between 5-60 minutes, depending on the technique and the number of areas being treated.

Step 1 – Marking

Dr. Alexander marks all of the areas which are to be treated.

Step 2 – Cleansing

The face is cleansed with ether, a liquid that thoroughly removes all dirt, facial oils, and makeup.

Step 3 – Resurfacing

Chemical peel: The solution is applied to the skin with moist Q-tips and is left on for a few seconds until the skin “frosts” (appears white). It is then is then wiped off. If a weaker solution is used (eg Glycolic AHA), it may be left in place several minutes.

Dermabrasion: Dr. Alexander uses a motorized drill with a fine wire brush to gently abrade, or sand, the skin. As the skin is sanded, he is able to see when the rough or high areas have been lowered adequately to create a smooth surface.

Laser Resurfacing: Before the procedure, settings for depth and intensity are entered into the system. The laser treatment is then administered through a hand device, which is connected to a mobile arm. The hand piece is moved over the skin after each pulse until the area is completely treated.

Step 4 – Dressing

Chemical peel: No dressing is needed.

Dermabrasion: A gauze dressing is placed which helps to dry the skin. This ensures that a scab will form over the treated area, allowing it to heal naturally.

Laser Resurfacing: A fine mesh dressing is placed, over which Vaseline is applied.

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