A CO2RE treatment is certainly not a “no downtime” treatment. Depending on how aggressive a treatment is, it can take from 7-14 days for the skin to heal, and there can be some redness of the skin for up to 6 weeks and even up to 12 weeks. you must follow a strict post care regimen including applying a thick occlusive cream several times a day, strict avoidance of sunlight and keeping the skin clean.
After the healing phase (14 days) redness in the skin can easily be camouflaged with makeup. Following the healing phase, it is important that you strictly adhere to a good skincare regime, and use sunblock with at least with SPF 30+, preferably SPF 50+ sunblock, regularly for at least 1 month prior to treatment and for at least 3 months following a treatment. We recommend sunblock is used regularly regardless of having laser treatment or not to protect against photo-ageing and solar damage.