Immediately after treatment:
- The recovery time after non-ablative laser treatment is minimal. Some redness and swelling may develop and last 1-3 days after treatment, but most patients are able to return to work or school immediately.3
- Your doctor may recommend that you apply a cold compress to the skin to ease pain and discomfort after treatment. Wound dressings are not necessary.
Days and weeks after treatment:
- Your skin should return to normal in 1-3 days after treatment.3
- There is usually no long-term recovery process after treatment with a non-ablative laser.
- It is important to use sunscreen whenever the skin is exposed to the sun until the skin is completely healed, meaning that no pink, newly formed skin is visible anymore.
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