I am a 46 year old female with mild wrinkles around the eyes and deeper wrinkles on the forehead and nasal fold area and some moderate acne scarring. The procedure was not painful but uncomfortable, I had facial burning for approximately 24 hours.
The worst part was the intense itching that started on day 3 and lasted for about a week and a half! I used Cetaphil cleanser 3x a day and Augaphor moisturizer for 4 days and then Eucerin moisturizer with an spf of 30 daily.
I had the procedure done in the late afternoon on a Thursday and went back to work on Monday; my face was still fairly swollen and remained so for about 1 week 2 days. I did not wear makeup for about 2 weeks. The overall texture and tone of my skin improved greatly but I dont notice much improvement in scarring or wrinkles. Today is day 26 post laser....still waiting for more improvement! The deeper wrinkles on my forehead feel much smoother but appear to look the same. I plan to have a 2nd fractional co2 procedure for an additional $500.00 sometime in January.