How Long Does It Take for my Skin to Recover?

This is day number 5 and my face is peeling very slowly , I have some scratches from the procedure itself that scares me alot, My face has experienced no redness at all except the first 2 days , my chin flaked off and the new skin isn't red it's white and my skin seems to be flaking off slowly , is it normal? or should I worry? I'm so scared please answer me

Doctor Answers 2

This is normal, length depends on how agressive your treatment was

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

This is normal, the length of healing time depends on how agressive your treatment was.  I would suggest following up with your physician.  But normally my patients have at least 1 full week of downtime.

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon

Post op recovery from Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Depending on the protocol utilized, one may experience redness, swelling for the first couple days after Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Flaky peeling and grid-like demarcation may ensue after first 48 hours and could last 5-10 days for the face, 7-14 days for neck, and 10-21 days for chest and torso. Keep applying emollients as instructed by your laser surgeon, have a follow-up within first week to make sure there is no post-treatment infection.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.