Should my skin be red after laser skin treatments?
Question: During the recovery period after skin resurfacing, is it expected that my skin would be red and irritated until it heals completely? Answer: Recovery after laser skin resurfacing depends on the depth of the treatment performed. Recovery can be anywhere from no side effects to some red skin that looks like a sun burn. Red and irritated skin does not really result. Usually, for the deeper treatment, you will look red like a sun burn but not irritated.