COVID-19 UPDATE: We have made the difficult decision to close our office to regular appointments beginning March 23rd, 2020. Over the next several weeks we will be providing post-op care, as well as Telemedicine. For the latest news on our policies and operational status please continue checking our website, as we will keep it updated with all appropriate news, information and details as they become available.

How much downtime is associated with fractionated laser resurfacing?

Depending on the type of laser and how aggressive the treatment is, it can vary from no downtime to about a week. Typically a more dramatic result is achieved if more downtime is accepted. Traditional laser resurfacing may achieve the most dramatic results but is associated with a longer downtime than fractionated lasers. Some individuals may notice some residual pink skin after laser resurfacing that can last a few weeks but that is easily concealed with makeup.


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