The recovery is a few days, as opposed to four weeks with the traditional CO2 laser. Most importantly, the results of the Pixel Perfect® are excellent. This procedure will be performed in the office while the patient is awake under IV sedation, and can take up to 30 minutes to 2 hours in our accredited Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery office.
After the procedure, patients will take a short period of rest, usually 12 hours, and avoid strenuous activity for the next several days. Patients return to work within 4-7 days after the Pixel Perfect® procedure.
Skin that’s treated with laser resurfacing may react in different ways. But most of the time, it will feel like a mild sunburn. You’ll have some redness and swelling. You may also experience mild itching for a day, signifying you’re well on the way to healing. Usually, about 3 to 5 days after laser skin resurfacing, your skin will become slightly dry. Patients can apply make-up to their face as early as 3 days after the procedure.
If you have any more questions or concerns about laser skin resurfacing, please don’t hesitate to schedule a free skin consultation with Dr. Diamantis and our plastic surgeons at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery.
To receive a free cosmetic consultation, call now at (216) 227-3333.