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The Iridex Laser treats facial discolorations of the skin on face and body, including sun damage or pigmented lesions. The Iridex laser is a top performer in advanced skin rejuvenation because it has three different lasers to treat troubled areas at different depths of the skin structure.

How does the Iridex Laser work?

The laser creates an intense beam of light, which is then directed to a specific target area on your skin. Your body’s red blood cells and melanin absorb the light destroying the unwanted cells, leaving the healthy skin intact. The Iridex Laser can produce a remarkable improvement in skin tone and quality.

Am I a good candidate for Iridex Laser?

Iridex Laser treatments can be beneficial for anyone who is living with pigmented or vascular lesions on their face or body. Although Iridex Laser can be successfully performed on many skin types it is better suited to treat those with lighter skin tones.

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What can the Iridex Laser treat?

  • Spider veins
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Rosacea
  • Sunspots caused by sun exposure
  • Freckles
  • Keratoses

Is Iridex Laser painful?

Every person’s tolerance to pain varies to some degree, but most patients do not find the treatment painful. It can create a stinging sensation, and some have found it to be uncomfortable. A topical anesthetic can be applied if you find treatment unpleasant.

What is the recovery time for my Iridex Laser treatment?

After your treatment, you will experience some redness and swelling. The redness will resolve within a few hours; swelling could take a day or two to dissipate. There is no reason you cannot resume all of your normal activities right away. However, you may want to plan any treatments a week or two prior to any special events or social occasions. It is important to avoid any direct exposure to the sun during recovery.

How long does an Iridex Laser treatment take, and will I need more than one?

For most, treatments can be completed in about 20 minutes. Depending on the individual, and the severity of the skin discoloration or lesions, a second treatment may be required to ensure the desired outcome. Rosacea and larger lesions may require several treatments.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for my treatment?

It is not necessary to do anything special before your treatment. You can continue with your regular skin care routine, and there are no dietary restrictions prior to your appointment. If you are concerned about pain, you may take regular Tylenol or Advil to reduce any discomfort.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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