Peeling skin after laser resurfacing is a common side effect and is, in most cases, nothing to worry about. However, being prepared for all aspects of your laser skin treatment will help make the process smoother for you. This quick guide offers a few facts about laser skin treatments to help you prepare for your appointment.
Peeling Usually Starts within a Few Days
Laser skin resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin to stimulate new cell growth. Expect your skin to begin peeling around day 3 or 4 after your laser skin resurfacing treatment. Your skin will continue to heal for the next 2 to 3 weeks, gradually revealing your final outcome.
Laser Resurfacing Is Great for Acne Scars, but Not Active Acne
Many people have acne scars that they wish to get rid of. Laser skin resurfacing can be an excellent tool for this purpose. However, laser treatments will not clear up active acne, and it’s best to wait until the acne has been resolved to move forward with laser resurfacing.
The good news is that using the proper skincare regimen can have a profound effect on your complexion. For severe or persistent acne, talk to your skincare professional about alternative therapies.
Multiple Treatments Might Be Necessary
While you might see optimal results after a single laser resurfacing treatment, some people require two or more treatments. This also depends on the specific laser and the type and severity of the skin concerns that you’d like to treat.
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