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When Will Redness Fade After CO2 Laser on Lips?

I had deep wrinkles on lips treated with CO2 laser. How long will my upper lip area stay red?

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Many months

Redness from CO2 lasering can take many months to resolve.  Meantime, use cover-up to disguise the redness.  It will eventually go away but not as quickly as you would like.  Hopefully you will not have hypopigmentation (paleness) in the end.

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