After treatment with the CO2 laser, the skin may be reddened and feel like a sunburn. However, cooling the treated area is not recommended in order not to interrupt the desired healing process. Wound ointments and moisturisers alleviate possible discomfort and accelerate healing in the days following treatment. As long as there is still scaling, it should not be covered with make-up (danger of tattooing). The crusts should not be scraped off or rubbed away after showering.

During the first 10 days, hot environments (sauna, hot shower…) should be avoided. As the newly formed skin is very sensitive, direct sunlight should be avoided for at least 4 weeks after the treatment. After the crusts have fallen off, we recommend using sun protection factor 50 plus and higher several times a day. If you have a tendency to herpes, it is recommended to take a herpes prophylaxis for about one week after the treatment. After about four weeks, a follow-up check is carried out.