Type of Anesthestic for CO2 Fractional Laser?
- Asked by jeaneola in Bloomingdale, IL
- 2 years ago
We use BLT topical with and local blocks. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.
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Fractional CO2 lasers can be very painful.
Superficial treatments can be performed with topical anesthetic with or without systemic analgesics. When I do more aggressive treatments, I use oral sedation, analgesics, nerve blocks, tumensent anesthesia and in rare cases general anesthesia.
Fractional CO2 laser anesthesia
Most of our patients in Santa Rosa have fractional CO2 laser done with oral sedation and a local anesthetic cream. Sometimes a nerve block can be added, but most people do not need general anesthesia or even IV sedation. Best of luck
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