For years I've had deep wrinkles around my eyes and mouth due to sun damage and genetics. The doctor informed me about a procedure called Fractional CO2 that smooths and resurfaces the skin. He warned me that the downtime is 7-10 days. I've never had anything aggressive done to my skin and was nervous when he showed me photos of the procedure. It seemed intense.
Before the treatment, the nurse spent an hour talking to me about post care while I was numbing and waiting for the medication to kick in. The procedure itself was tolerable. Some areas hurt more than others. After the treatment, my face was red, swollen and oozing. Days 4-7 my skin scabbed over and itched terribly, days 7-10 my skin was healed but mostly pink. I'm 3 months post-procedure and my skin looks amazing! The wrinkles around my eyes and mouth are signifcantly less noticeable. Over all my skin is tighter, feels softer and I've received compliments saying I look 10 years younger.