Fractional CO2 lasers are the gold standard in non-surgical skin rejuvenation. Individual results vary, but patients can expect 30-70% improvement after treatment, especially in the eyelid area, where the skin is thinnest. Dr. Levin utilizes the AcuPulse Fractional CO2 Laser by Lumenis™, a pioneer in the field of laser technology.
What Is the Recovery Timeline?
The recovery time varies depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment and can range from 5 to 10 days. Often there is some crusting, swelling, and scabbing during the early recovery. Once these resolve in a few days, mild to moderate redness is customary. Redness usually lasts for two weeks, improving to a pink hue and disappearing over time. More aggressive treatments may have longer-lasting redness. Makeup can be usually applied in 5-7 days after treatment after the skin is re-epithelialized.
When Will I See the Results?
You may see results as early as 2-3 weeks, but as with any treatment that works by stimulating collagen production, it may take 6-8 weeks to really start seeing meaningful improvement. The results continue to improve for 4-6 months after treatment and last up to 2 years.