CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgery that involves using a laser to remove layers of skin. This improves the overall quality of the skin and promotes powerful healing that can address the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation issues. Patients may commonly undergo non-surgical laser treatments that can maintain the skin and address mild signs of aging and damage. Patients may consider surgical laser resurfacing during a facelift or for larger concerns. With relatively little downtime required with non-surgical lasers, how long does CO2 laser resurfacing take to heal?
Healing is a highly individualized process. People take varying times to heal based upon many factors including their age, general health, medical conditions, medications they take, lifestyle, and more. In general, Dr. Santos recommends a two week recovery period. Between days seven and ten, it may be possible for the patient to cover residual side effects and healing enough to return to work or activities.
Dr. Santos can discuss what your individual recovery and healing may entail during a consultation at Seattle Plastic Surgery. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach us online using our chat, contact forms, or Price Simulator™.