Skin Problems

Post Laser Redness

Smart Cover Customer Before And Afters

  • Before & After"After my laser surgery, I was so beet red that I thought I wouldn't go out for days. Smart Cover concealing creme came to my rescue."-Mary Ellen, New York
Before & After Post Laser Redness1

Laser skin resurfacing can accomplish a variety of miraculous-seeming feats, including tightening skin and reducing wrinkles, lessening the appearance of scars, fading liver spots and birthmarks, and improving your complexion.

The process works by removing the outer layer of skin and using heat to stimulate the layers underneath, promoting firmer, younger, healthier-looking growth. People who get laser surgery are routinely thrilled about how young their skin looks, and report receiving compliments from friends and family.

Despite such abilities, however, laser skin resurfacing – also known as laser peel or laser vaporization – can cause significant redness in the first few weeks after surgery. In some cases, the problem may only persist a week or two, but usually 3-6 weeks is a normal interval, after which the redness typically disappears on its own.

Many people aren’t happy waiting more than a month for their skin to return to normal, however, and want to speed the process and conceal the redness in the meantime. Well, good news and bad news. The bad news is the healing can’t be hurried along, except by obeying your doctor’s orders for post-treatment care.

The good news is that there are several cosmetic products for concealing redness and improving your appearance post-surgery. Concealing creams, for instance, can help you cover redness smoothly, without a powdery finish. Choosing a concealer set that offers a variety of tones can help you combat the uneven redness and color that often follows laser treatment.

Feeling your best often requires looking your best, so don’t wait to deal with redness.