Does this look like a scar post CO2 laser resurfacing? If so, what should be done about it?
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Scarring After CO2 Laser
Erythema (redness) after laser resurfacing is very common at two weeks, and can take several weeks/months to settle completely. However, I tend to let my patients apply make-up once the areas are fully healed so the erythema is hardly noticeable.
You have to remember that essentially you have had a partial thickness burn on your skin and as such it needs time to recover. It is very important to avoid strong sunlight at this point in time.
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