Laser Resurfacing Surgery Rutland VT

More and more people in Rutland 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.

John Charles Wheeler, MD
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen St
Rutland, VT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Rutland Reg Medctr, Rutland, Vt; Southwestern Vermont Med Ctr, Bennington, Vt
Group Practice: Wheeler Plastic & Reconst Surg

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John Wheeler
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 
Wheeler, John C MD - Wheeler Plastic & Reconst Surg
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen St # 1
Rutland, VT
 
Susan E. MacLennan
(802) 847-3340
3 Timber Lane
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Dr.Susan Maclennan
(802) 847-3340
354 Mountain View Drive
Colchester, VT
Gender
F
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John C Wheeler
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen St
Rutland, VT
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Wheeler Plastic & Reconst Surgery
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen St Ste 1
Rutland, VT
 
John Wheeler MD
(802) 775-2588
92 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 
Donald R Laub
(802) 847-3340
354 Mountain View Dr
Colchester, VT
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Nicholas C Watson, MD
(802) 847-2415
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 2003

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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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