I am 40 years old and had Fraxel Laser Surgery to get rid of crow´s feet and slight wrinkled eye bags. It is my 6th day now and although the redness and swelling of the first 3 days has gone, I now have a disgusting looking crusty red and yellowish layer in that area. I am assuming it must be the healing process that creates this thick layer of what seems to be a combination of crust and the ointement I was given by the doctor (Bacitracin).
What I need help with is that I was told that in 1 week I would be mostly recovered, or at least enough to walk out in the streets without feeling like the Elephant man. And I even read from people here that they usually heal or are able to show their faces in public in about 5 days. How the hell can I get rid of this dry substance on my skin? Why does it take longer than most people? Am I doing anything wrong?
On one hand I hear to let it dry so it solidifies, and on the other I read washing to keep it moist. I am going crazy here. Besides, I am spending this christmas with my son, who lives with his mom in another city, and I am hating the fact that the poor 4 year old kid is having to deal with this Halloween face all my days with him and he´s not happy no matter how many times I try to pretend it´s a halloween mask :-(