Had a Fractional CO2 total face resurfacing done 3 weeks ago. I was told it would hurt, but even with meds I'd put the pain level up there with childbirth. I was told I could wear make up and go out after 4-5 days. Not so. As some of the others have posted, I was still scabby and oozy after a week.
After 2 weeks I could camouflage it. I still have the visible "column marks" after 3 weeks that can be seen through makeup. I'm told results will be better over time. Right now, results are very minimal and at this point I'd say NOT worth the pain and down time. That is to be seen, I guess.
Advice: do exactly what they tell you as far as at home after care. The face will be raw and tender and susceptible to infection.