CO2 laser resurfacing is a surgical procedure often added to facelifts and other facial plastic surgery. The primary objective is to improve the quality of the skin and address concerns such as wrinkles and sun damage. To do this, it removes the entire upper layer of skin. So, what does your face look like after CO2 laser?
After a surgical laser resurfacing procedure, the face will likely look red and can feel raw. It can range in appearance from mild sunburn to visibly damaged skin. All of these appearances are normal because it forces the skin to heal, produce more collagen, and repair itself. In turn, this can help repair sun damage, signs of aging, and other skin concerns.
Over the next few days, the skin will slowly begin to look less red and inflamed. Dr. Santos will likely recommend using thick moisturizing agents for both your comfort and to promote the ideal results.