How long is the healing process?
During the healing process, there will be slight swelling and the skin will typically be bright red-pink and slowly fade over time.
It is imperative to avoid sun exposure for approximately one week during the healing process and then once the skin has healed it is essential to wear sunscreen. During your follow-up appointments with Dr. Mezrow, you will be instructed when to discontinue the petroleum ointment (approximately 7-10 days), transition to moisturizer, sunscreen and make-up.
CO2 laser resurfacing will improve deep facial wrinkles, acne scarring and decrease sun-damaged skin obtaining a more refreshed, and younger skin appearance. It is not uncommon to be more confident about your appearance. Healing from your surgery is a process that takes time for final result. You will be instructed to return to Dr. Mezrow’s office for follow-up care at prescribed intervals to monitor your progress and optimize your outcome.
The effects of CO2 laser resurfacing are long lasting and should last for many years.
If you have any questions or concerns prior to surgery or during your recovery, you should contact Dr. Mezrow.
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