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Laser Resurfacing in Marin County

Where to go for Laser Resurfacing in Marin County? Try the Bay area plastic surgery practice of Dr. Hand.

Laser resurfacing is done with a CO2 laser with either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Laser Resurfacing may be done to the entire face or to specific areas such as the periocular region (around the eyes) or the perioral region (around the mouth). Dr. Hand will perform 1 to 4 passes on the areas of the face selected for resurfacing, dependant on what is needed to accomplish correction.


The laser used in laser resurfacing in our Marin County office generates an intense beam of light that brings energy to a specific site, through a small hand piece connected to the laser. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving the healthy cells intact. Patients typically feel a slight stinging sensation during the treatment followed by some redness that usually goes away in 2-4 hours. 

Ffor more information on Laser Resurfacing in Marin County, please contact our office.

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Terry L. Hand, M.D., F.A.C.S.
900 S. Eliseo Drive, Suite 103   Greenbrae, CA 94904 | Tel: (415) 461-6742


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