After a laser resurfacing treatment, full recovery takes approximately 4-14 days depending on the energy level used in treatment. Swelling of the eyes/face may occur for a few days, sleeping a little more upright can help to reduce this.
Scabbing, peeling and flaking may occur for a week, and anti-viral medications or antibiotics may be prescribed.
The skin can appear red after treatment. This usually subsides within four weeks.