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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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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


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.


As an essential service, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery will remain open during normal business hours. In accordance with guidelines from the American College of Surgeons, our surgeons are evaluating the medical need for procedures on a case by case basis daily. They are using data driven assessment for the delivery of clinical care based on the assimilation of the COVID-associated risk and all medical and logistical information available.

The Medspa temporary closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Appointments for non-essential medical services are being limited from March 23- April 7th. Our office staff will be reaching out to reschedule these appointments. At this time, we will continue to accept new appointments, scheduling non-essential services after April 7th. If you wish to purchase skincare products or gift cards, please call ahead to pay via credit card and we will ship the items to you.


We are actively implementing a secure, HIPAA compliant, platform to allow patients to communicate directly with our staff and providers through two-way text, photo and document sharing, as well as video conferencing. The integration of this platform into our practice begins Tuesday March 24th. Please visit the website frequently for updates on use.


  • If you have the following symptoms or situation PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • A temperature of 100.4 or greater orally
    • Sore throat or dry cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • You or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine by a physician
  • If you choose to cancel your appointment, all fees and penalties will be waived.
  • We are reducing visitors to one guest per patient.
  • We have provided an alternative option to our waiting room. Patients can wait in their cars, receive text notifications, bypass the waiting room, and enter a disinfected exam room when it is ready for use. Additional instructions for this procedure are posted on our front door.
  • If you choose to utilize the in-office waiting room, we are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day. You must remain six feet apart from other individuals.
  • 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 requesting staff 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 compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Dates of closure could be extended and additional changes 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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