Medical Conditions and Skin Rejuvenation

Skin Rejuvenation is a non-ablative cosmetic procedure that employs laser beams. The procedure can be applied on a wide range of patients aged between 18 and 70. However, there are a few medical conditions that shouldn't be ignored when considering Skin Rejuvenation as a treatment option. Some medical conditions (such as skin cancer) or medications (such as retinoids) can affect the Skin Rejuvenation procedure.

Medical Conditions and Skin Rejuvenation

The Skin Rejuvenation procedure may not be recommended in patients that develop cold sores on a regular basis. The lasers may facilitate the activation of cold sores. However, the administration of antiviral drugs prior to the Skin Rejuvenation treatment may make these patients acceptable candidates.

Patients with sunburns should avoid the Skin Rejuvenation treatment for at least 4 weeks after the burn incident.

Patients with skin cancer should avoid Skin Rejuvenation treatments.

Except for the above mentioned conditions, Skin Rejuvenation can be applied in most cases. The plastic surgeon will asses each patient in part and will determine if Skin Rejuvenation is the most suitable treatment option.

Medications and Skin Rejuvenation

Skin Rejuvenation may be contraindicated for patients that take certain types of medication.

Patients that take retinoids (often administered for acne treatment) should discontinue the medication at least 1 month prior to the Skin Rejuvenation treatment. Some plastic surgeons will recommend 6 months without retinoid medication before a Skin Rejuvenation treatment.

Sunburns or artificial tanning should also be avoided prior to the procedure.

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