I had a fractionated laser resurfacing last week and have some areas of persistent redness. Is this normal?

It is not unusual to have redness of skin following a fractionated laser resurfacing. One week after the procedure, I may recommend a steroid cream to use for 2-3 weeks to help minimize the redness. One month after laser resurfacing, I usually place patients on a vitamin C serum, such as ProHeal by IS Clinical, to help minimize redness. As well, I usually place patients on a retinol to work synergistically with the effects of the laser treatment to further enhance the appearance of the skin. Be sure to look at our laser skin resurfacing before and after gallery to get an idea of what results typically look like.