Fractional Laser Resurfacing Side Effects
Very common side effects include redness, peeling and blistering.
Who shouldn't use it: Fractional non-ablative lasers are gentle by nature, so there are few reasons why a patient wouldn't be able to have the procedure done. A history of herpes, allergies that lead to prophylaxis, excess scarring, pigmentation changes, and keloid formation may disqualify you. Although skin darkening is less likely to occur than with an ablative laser, it is still recommended that darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick IV and up) find an experienced practitioner. As always, if you're pregnant or nursing, it's better to wait until after for any laser treatment.
Recovery Time For Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Because not all the skin is affected, healing time is improved. Still, it can take up to two days to recover from a fractional non-ablative laser peel.