Type of Anesthestic for CO2 Fractional Laser?

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Fraxel Laser

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We use BLT topical with and local blocks. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Fractional CO2 lasers can be very painful.

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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.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Fractional CO2 laser anesthesia

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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

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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