Just had South Beach Peel (bbl and laser) on 1/10/11. Numbing cream worked pretty well-not much pain during procedures. Significant burning for about 2 hours right afterward. Day 1 very red, swollen and throbbing, day two a little better.
Today is day 3 - no pain, slightly less red and swollen but lots of itching. Now that swelling has gone down somewhat I'm surprised that can see the wrinkles I had before the procedure. Will they improve? Using Aquaphor and Cetaphil. Today I can see that some of the dead skin is peeling away. They told me downtime would be 10/12 days. We'll see.