To protect the outer layer of your skin, your doctor will apply a water-based gel. In addition, patients with a compromised immune system are at greater risk of infection. Infection An intact skin barrier is the best layer of defense against infection. It must be emphasized that post laser skin resurfacing patients must be followed on a weekly basis for at least 6 to 8 weeks. Related articles in Google Scholar. Alabaster skin after carbon dioxide laser resurfacing with histologic correlation. Eruptive keratoacanthomas following carbon dioxide laser resurfacing.
Abstract The new generation of high-energy CO 2 lasers is finding wide application in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Your doctor might caution against laser resurfacing if you:. Goldsmith LA, et al. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. An evaluation of patients. Laser resurfacing can be done with:. The only way to treat this problem is to resurface the rest of the face to obscure the demarcation.