Following laser resurfacing treatment the area will be red and may swell over the next 24-48 hours. You will be instructed to coat the area with Vaseline frequently to prevent infection and drying of the skin. It is vital that your skin does not dry out in the first 5 days following treatment.
You will be required to commence antibiotics and antiviral medication for 5 days’ post treatment which will be used in order to prevent infection and cold sore break outs. You must complete the course of antibiotics which you have been prescribed.