Immediately after the treatment, the area will be cleaned and cooled and a soothing gel will be applied. You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn for several hours. Your skin will also feel tight, but in most cases there will be little pain. There will be some swelling and sometimes pin-point oozing, which will dry over 2 – 3 days. Your skin will show a fine pin-point pattern as a result of the fractional dots.
For up to a week after the treatment you will see notable redness and moderate swelling, as well as a prominent dot-like scabs on the skin surface. Peeling will occur after 4-6 days. While the redness will improve markedly from this time, some pinkness can persist several weeks. This is easily covered with mineral makeup.