I had a 50 milli-something laser peel all over my face combined with fractional resurfacing also around my eyes and mouth with the Sciton laser. Also, BBL or photolight done on my neck, chest and hands. I am 50 years old and have typical crows feet and marionette lines and sun damaged skin. BBL was not bad at all...I was numbed on my face with injections so only felt those and not the laser.
Day 1...very frightening looking..swollen, oozing, bleeding. Can't sleep well on my back.
Day 2...ditto...afraid I've really screwed up now. Face feels hot and tight, beet red! Still not sleeping.
Day 3...still very swollen, throbbing, no longer bleeding. Awake most of the night. I look like a burn victim.
Day 4...probably worst pain day..heavy throbbing. Want to use ice pack but Dr. says not to. Throbbing is good? took Hydrocodone and slept through the night.
Day 5...strangely most of the pain is gone. No throbbing. eyes still scabby and swollen. starting to peel on my nose and still very beet red.
Talked to Dr. and he says the longer it takes to heal the better. Wonders if he should have gone deeper. funny. Figures it may take two full weeks to totally heal given my progress so far.
Will post pics throughout.