For milder resurfacing treatments, an ointment will be smoothed over the skin and you can return home to recover. The treated skin may look pink, and there will be some irritation and swelling, which should subside in a few days, and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. If you are undergoing a more intense laser procedure, your recovery time will last longer. The treated sections will most likely be covered by dressings, and the irritation, burning, and swelling symptoms may be stronger. Medication can be prescribed by our Elan Med Spa and Clinic team to minimize side effects. The treated skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It is important for patients to avoid interfering with the healing process to keep from scarring and to protect their skin from UV exposure. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin will feel softer while looking clearer, rejuvenated, and younger.
At Elan Med Spa and Clinic, laser skin resurfacing treatments offer excellent outcomes if you want a more youthful complexion. If you are curious about laser treatments and want to hear more information about them and about other nonsurgical options at our office, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your appointment.