Surgery using a laser
How well a patient does depends on the condition being treated. Always talk to your health care provider about your expected recovery before surgery.
You may need to keep the skin moisturized and protected from the sun.
The amount of time it takes to recover from surgery depends on the surgery and on the person. Based on an evaluation of your health before surgery, your health care provider can give you a good estimate of the recovery time.
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