Laser skin resurfacing with UltraPulse Encore is a medical procedure and must be treated as such. The redness and swelling will last for approx. 5 days after the procedure, this is normal and should be expected. After a few days you will see the swelling and redness beginning to subside. By day 5 your skin should be completely regrown – but may appear red for several more weeks. Redness may persist for some weeks after the treatment depending upon the density of the treatment. The downtime for the procedure will vary depending on the density of the treatment. This could be between 5 and 14 days. Please note depending on the depth and extent of the treatment every individual is different and we cannot guarantee the duration of the recovery time.