Healing after CO2 fractional laser
One day without the moisturizer should not affect your long term outcome. You will feel much better with the moisturizer on while you are healing. After approximately 5 to 7 days, your skin will peel - be sure not to pick at the skin. As you peel, you will notice very smooth skin beneath. Redness lasts for up to weeks to months but will gradually resolve. Looks like you have had a very complete and even treatment. Be sure to follow-up with your doctor for his/her instructions.
Co2 Laser and Results
There should be no long term side effects of not applying moisture one day post-op. Continue to follow your physicians protocol and consult with him or her for any concerns. Best, Dr. Emer