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How Long Is Recovery After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing can be a highly effective treatment for patients who wish to improve their complexion. By using fractional C02 laser technology, our skin care professionals can even out the tone and texture of your skin. Following your treatment, there is typically little to no downtime needed.

Immediately after your laser skin resurfacing procedure, you may notice a tightening effect, which is caused by old collagen contracting. Fine lines may look smoother, and pigmentation tends to improve. Some redness and irritation may occur, often compared to that of a mild sunburn. However, this should quickly fade within about 1 to 2 weeks. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately. Should you need more extensive treatment sessions, you may desire about 1 to 2 days of downtime.

As you progress through your recovery, your results should continue to improve, often for six months to a year, due to new collagen production. This is what helps smooth your skin, diminishing wrinkles and acne scars. The process can also reduce pore size and provide a more even skin pigmentation.

Depending on your appearance and cosmetic goals, you may wish to return for additional treatments to reach optimal results. A customized treatment plan will be created and discussed with you at the time of your consultation.