Better clinical outcome usually derives from enhanced pain management during and after Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing such as Deep Fx because if the patient is not comfortable during the procedure, the planned protocol may not be able to be carried through its fruition. We typically provide topical numbing cream, nerve blocks, lorazepam, and Demerol shots during the procedure. Most of our patients do not need post-op pain pills and thus we do not prescribe on a routine basis.
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