Laser Resurfacing Surgery Mount Pleasant SC

More and more people in Mount Pleasant are turning to laser resurfacing instead of plastic surgery. Laser resurfacing sends out minute pulses of high-energy light which is absorbed by water in the skin called chromophores.

Heidi D. Williams, MD
(843) 375-0270
999 Lake Hunter Circle
Mt. Pleasant , SC
Business
Heidi D. Williams, MD: Plastic, Cosmetic, and
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery, BOTOX Breast Augmentation Breast Reduction Chemical Peel Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Face Lift Procedures Liposuction Nasal Surgery Sclerotherapy Tummy Tuck Intense Pulsed Light IPL Hair Removal
Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: East Cooper Medical Center
Residency Training: The Graduate Hospital, The University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery, 1996-1999
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences , 1996
Additional Information
Awards: Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English

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John M Hensel
(843) 971-2860
570 Long Point Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr.Ram Kalus
(843) 881-3881
578 Lone Tree Drive, Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Dr.Richard M. Kline
(843) 849-8418
1300 Hospital Dr # 120
Mount Pleasant, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James Ernest Craigie, MD
(843) 849-8418
1300 Hospital Dr Ste 120
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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Anne L. Edwards
(843) 769-6608
2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Dr.Heidi Williams
(843) 375-0270
999 Lake Hunter Cir # D
Mount Pleasant, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: All
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David Joseph Barillo, MD
(843) 792-0406
719 Angus Ct
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Tommy Hahm, MD
(843) 884-1400
900 Bowman Rd Ste 101
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robert Johnson Allen, MD
(504) 894-2900
1300 Hospital Dr # 180
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976

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Laser Resurfacing

More and more people are turning to laser resurfacing instead of plastic surgery to help aid or improve the appearance of:

• Wrinkles

• Liver spots, color pigment changes or defects in the skin

• Removing tattoos

• To remove unwanted hair

Laser resurfacing sends out minute pulses of high-energy light which is absorbed by water in the skin called chromophores. As the light from the laser transforms to heat energy, the heat vaporizes thin sections of skin, layer by layer. As the lasered area heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed during treatment.

This treatment is precise, causing minimal damage to the surrounding skin and tissue. The face is the most common area to have lasered, but it can be done on skin in other areas of the body.

How it's done

The areas that you want treated are cleaned and marked with a pen. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area before treatment. If you are anxious a sedative may be administered so that you can relax. If you plan on having your entire face treated, you may need general anesthesia, pain relievers and/or sedation. Goggles should be worn to prevent eye damage by the laser and wet towels should be placed around the work area to absorb excess laser pulses.

Pulses are sent out by placing lasers over the skin. Each pulse lasts less than a millisecond. The skin will be wiped with water or a saline solution between passes with the laser to cool the skin and remove tissue that the laser has destroyed.

You may feel a stinging or slight burning sensation from the laser pulses, or you may feel a snapping sensation like a rubber band against your skin. In most cases there will be no bleeding; however, severely damaged skin may bleed. When you are all done, a clean dressing or ointment will be placed over the area. Laser resurfacing is usually done in the doctor's office as an outpatient.

After you've had laser resurfacing surgery the healing time and recovery will depend on the size and depth of the treated area. While your skin is healing you will need to rinse your skin several times a day with cool tap water to prevent infection and to get rid of the crusting that sometimes develops. Avoid sun exposure and after peeling has stopped, be sure to use sunscreen every day. New skin is more susceptible to sun damage. You may be given an antiviral drug call acyclovir to prevent infection if you had a large area of skin that was treated. Several follow-up visits to your doctor may be needed to monitor your skin's healing and regrowth process as well as identifying and treating any infections or other complications.

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