I had CO2 laser surgery last August 2008, and it is now mid June. I still have redness in the treated area, and I'm also experience flushing. Flushing can be extreme at times, and I am beginning to worry if this flushing is something permanent like Rosacea.
I'm Hispanic, and I have never ever had flushing problems, until after the surgery. I run marathons, eat spicy foods and lived in Iraq (where it is extremely hot) for 1 1/2 years, and have never flushed. In other words, I have never really flushed, and no one in my family has rosacea.
Is there a possibility that I now have rosacea as a result of having CO2 laser surgery, or is this flushing part of the healing process and will reside once I'm healed?