CO2 LASER MACHINE Post-treatment and recovery
The gliding gel is washed off after the treatment.Patients may experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour after the procedure.Swelling is usually minimal and should resolve in 2-3 days.The skin will have a pinkish tone for 3-5 days.
Within 24 hours new epidermal skin develops and the skin will have a bronze appearance that can last between 3-14 days. Flaking of the skin may also occur as new skin replaces dead skin tissue. This can be treated with a moisturising cream.
During the healing phase and for several months after treatment, it is recommended that the treatment area be protected using a moisturising sunblock with an SPF of at least 30+. Protective clothing and wide-brimmed hats should also be used.
Four to five treatments with Fraxel® are required, depending on the energy level used. These are spaced one month apart. The results are not immediate and are slowly progressive, with optimal improvement visible over a three to four month period. This timeframe and treatment regimen allows for complete healing and replacement of damaged tissue with new collagen and elastin, and viable healthy skin cell growth.