3 Days After CO2 Laser Resurfacing & Worried (Urgent Help) (Photo)
New York, NY
2 years ago
Please, may I ask for some help, I am panicking, and really could do with some peace of mind. It is the third day since I had my C02 Laser Resurfacing (Factional I think), and I just feel I am not heeling as well as I should be. Looking at day 2 & 3 I also have laser lines at the bottom of my cheek which I am worried they will not go. Looking at other patients progress online, they are almost fully healed by day 3-4, I still look "open" and too red. Do I seem to be healing ok? I am worried..
Doctor Answers 2
I suggest speaking to your cosmetic physician, this look like normal healing. It is likely you will be 10-14 days to heal, I suggest more than aquaphor at this time. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
Everyone heals at a different rate and the amount of redness may also vary based upon your baseline amount of redness as well.
I am sure everything will come out ok based upon the pictures, but I would call your treating physician and discuss with them options to help resolve the redness quicker and making sure that wound care is going as they would expect.
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