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Skin Resurfacing by Dr. Paul Howard

Howard Plastic Surgery

Facial Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Paul Howard offers a variety of facial skin resurfacing to address a variety skin types and conditions. Dr. Howard believes facial skin resurfacing should be accompanied by a quality skin care regime to prep the skin prior to treatment and to help maintain the results following treatment. Dr. Howard offers a variety of chemical peels to address fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and sun damaged skin. Either of these procedures is conveniently performed in the privacy of Dr. Howard’s office.

Chemical peels have long been the standard in skin resurfacing and have withstood the test of time. Dr. Howard offers the most common and safest TCA Chemical Peel. Most patients require a weekend recovery following a chemical peel. Patients are advised to refrain from exposure to heat and sun following any skin resurfacing treatment. Chemical peels are not recommended for more sensitive areas of the body such as the neck and chest.

Skincare is an essential element before and after any skin resurfacing treatment. Dr. Howard will recommend a skincare regime to help you prepare for your facial skin resurfacing treatment and to help you maintain your result. During your consultation with Dr. Howard, he will evaluate your skin type, discuss your cosmetic goals, and recommend the best options to help you achieve your desired result.

About the Procedure

Skin resurfacing is performed in the privacy of Dr. Howard’s office. When the patient arrives for their procedure, a layer of topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the face. This topical anesthetic will remain for one hour. The patient is welcome to bring a book or laptop to use during this one hour wait. After one hour, the topical cream will be removed and the skin prepped for the skin resurfacing procedure. Protective goggles will be placed over the eyes during the procedure. The actual procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.

Skin Resurfacing Recovery

A thick layer of topical ointment, or Aquaphor, will be placed on the skin following the laser procedure. This ointment needs to be kept on the surgical area for approximately 3 days. Special instructions will be given regarding cleaning. Minor swelling can be expected with this procedure. Cold compresses may be used to help alleviate pain and discomfort. Pain medications will be prescribed if needed. Patients are asked to sleep elevated for the first few days. Patients are asked to refrain from sun exposure until healed, and then apply a sunblock of 35+ SPF every day.

The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale

Skin type chart

Contact Us

Phone:

205.871.3361

Email:

info@paulhowardmd.com

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Dr. Paul Howard Plastic Surgeon Plastic Surgery
2010 Patton Chapel Road North Suite 101 Birmingham, Alabama 35216 Phone: 205-871-3361
Plastic Surgeon Birmingham Alabama
chemical peel, skin resurfacing
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