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Our approach involves the use of an advanced laser system to restore your skin and reveal smooth, fresh, evenly-toned facial skin. At Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery, our team is highly-skilled in laser skin resurfacing and will apply years of experience to treat and resolve a range of skin imperfections.

What Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Address?

Your life experiences take a toll on your skin. As collagen production lessens with age, your skin begins to appear less firm, with wrinkles and lines appearing, along with discoloration (hyperpigmentation). Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of many facial flaws, including:

  • Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth
  • Scars from acne or chickenpox
  • Aged or sun-damaged skin
  • Sun spots, age spots, liver spots
  • Improve your complexion if your skin appears yellow or grey
  • Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi
  • Enlarged pores or oil glands in the nose area

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Your surgeon uses the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light to treat surface skin flaws. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner, a layer at a time. Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there less risk of developing hypopigmentation, or a lightening of the skin from treatment.

The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove the top layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin is revealed -- smoother, firmer, and more evenly-toned.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Peoria IL

What Results Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You may see an immediate difference in your skin after the surface layer of dead skin cells are removed with laser skin resurfacing.

It is normal for your skin to appear reddened, as if you had a sunburn. As the redness fades you see smoother, even-toned skin revealed, looking fresh and glowing. Your skin can continue to improve for up to a year following your treatment, as your body produces more natural collagen. Results are long-lasting when you follow a custom skincare regimen, including the use of sunscreen, is followed after treatment. Laser skin resurfacing can be repeated as necessary to maintain a smooth, supple appearance that appears fresh, youthful, and natural.

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The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. As recommendations evolve during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we continue to evolve. We are using CDC recommendations to best serve our patients, protect our staff and families, and do our part to prevent transmission and slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus.

Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa is open during normal business hours following the policies and procedures below.

  • We are suspending spa services where a face covering cannot be worn including: facials, facial microdermabrasion, lip/chin waxing, and skin care consultations without medical delegation
  • Massage therapy is allowed only when deemed necessary by a medical provider
  • Curbside pick up for retail products is available- Call ahead and we will have your products ready and delivered to your car
  • Virtual visits remain available through our secure, HIPPA compliant integrated communication platform. TEXT 309-328-3248 or visit our website messenger to message directly with staff.


  • All patients must join our physicians and staff in wearing a face covering when in the building
  • Spa employees will wear a face mask and eye shield during treatment and patients must wear a face mask during spa treatment
  • Patients will have their temperatures taken prior to appointments which must be below 100.4
  • Patients must certify they are asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual per CDC guidelines
  • Patients who are symptomatic or have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual, must cancel his/her appointment
  • Fees and penalties will be waived for COVID related cancellations
  • We ask that visitors wait in the car but may be admitted by staff if medically necessary
  • Alternative option to our waiting room:
    • Patients should wait in their cars and text us upon arrival at 309-328-3248
    • Patients will be notified when their disinfected exam room is ready for direct entry
  • We are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day and every treatment room after each visit with EPA-registered disinfectant products qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2
  • Patients must remain six feet apart and maintain social distancing
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open
  • We are screening all staff prior to entry into the office and they are mandated to stay home if ill
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available
  • As always, we remain complaint with all federal and state requirements

FURTHER UPDATES: Additional changes can be implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date. Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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