Patients Willingness To Cooperate With The First Postoperation Week Regimen

Classically, patients who present to the emergency department with facial burns are treated with an open exposure, using an occlusive ointment. The patient must cleanse the area repeatedly to avoid bacterial infection and resultant scarring. The same regimen may be used after resurfacing, but inevitably the patient becomes sleep deprived and anxious as a result of this rigorous regimen. Because the resurfacing wound is rendered sterile by the heat of the laser, it is considered safe to use one of several types of occlusive membranes to cover the area, maintaining a sterile, moist environment for rapid reepithelialization. In most cases, this membrane is changed on day 3 or 4 postoperatively. Some patients insist on switching to the open exposure method at that point. There is no good evidence that there is any clinical difference in the results with either method.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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