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How Long Does It Take for my Skin to Recover?

This is day number 5 and my face is peeling very slowly , I have some scratches from the procedure itself that scares me alot, My face has experienced no redness at all except the first 2 days , my chin flaked off and the new skin isn't red it's white and my skin seems to be flaking off slowly , is it normal? or should I worry? I'm so scared please answer me

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This is normal, length depends on how agressive your treatment was

This is normal, the length of healing time depends on how agressive your treatment was.  I would suggest following up with your physician.  But normally my patients have at least 1 full week of downtime.
 


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon

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Post op recovery from Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing

Depending on the protocol utilized, one may experience redness, swelling for the first couple days after Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Flaky peeling and grid-like demarcation may ensue after first 48 hours and could last 5-10 days for the face, 7-14 days for neck, and 10-21 days for chest and torso. Keep applying emollients as instructed by your laser surgeon, have a follow-up within first week to make sure there is no post-treatment infection.

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