It's unfortunate that you were scratched while healing after CO2 laser resurfacing. The ultimate outcome depends upon several factors:
- How soon after laser resurfacing you were scratched
- How deep the scratch went
- How it was treated after the injury
If the scratch wasn't too deep (most likely) and was kept clean and moist like the rest of your face after laser resurfacing it should heal well. Scars will mature over a period of 12 months and improve markedly without intervention during that time. If you still have concerns beyond about six weeks, you can visit your laser physician for evaluation. I hope this information is helpful.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS