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Should I get my skin treatments before or after my surgery?
I plan to undergo rhinoplasty, Smartlipo (laser lipo to my jowl and chin area), laser skin resurfacing and rosacea IPL laser treatment. I am wondering whether I should do the laser skin treatments before or after the surgery? If i do my skin treatments before the surgery will it have been a waste as I will then be scarred from the surgery... and maybe the surgery will disrupt my skin and rosacea again? But I if I do my skin treatments after surgery will they disrupt the healing process?
You are correct. Sometimes Rosacea can be worsened with the stress of surgery. It might be best to have your laser ablation treatments after your surgical procedures.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS