I Had Co 2 Fraxel 6 Days Ago How Long Will I Be Red and Swollen? When Can I Go to Gym?

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CO2 Laser Treatment Redness and Swelling

Thank you for your question. Everyone heals differently. Some people take a week to two for the redness and swelling to subside and it also depends on how aggressive the settings were. I would wait for the swelling to go down before going to the gym. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Post CO2 Redness

The redness following CO2 may take 6 weeks to many months to resolve.  There are some regimens that may help the redness resolve sooner.  It is recommended to discuss options with your plastic surgeon.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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