Can you stay awake for Total FX laser resurfacing?
Can you stay awake for specifically total fx and just have topical anesthesia/ numbing shots etc instead of being put under? or would it be too much pain to take? Thanks
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In our office we always do this procedure under topical anesthesia
Thanks for your
question – and in our office we always do this procedure under topical
anesthesia. If someone is telling you something different, then you need to
question him or her further. As dermatologists, we do this procedure all the
time and never have to use sedation for it.
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Total Fx can be done under topical/local anesthesia, especially if you have nerve block injections by your doctor. The safer route may be to have an anesthesiologist present to give you IV sedation and pain medication as needed. But it can be done either way. Make sure to review it with your doctor and have all your questions answered.
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