What can I expect after a laser skin resurfacing treatment? January 24, 2023 Because laser skin resurfacing with the Fraxel® laser is a minimally invasive treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work, following their laser skin resurfacing treatment. Following treatment with the Fraxel® laser, many patients experience their skin being red, swollen, and sensitive to the sun for the next few hours. This is normal and typically resolves on its own. Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks advises you to moisturize your face and apply a medical-grade sunscreen every day to ensure a smooth and swift recovery. While many patients may start to see the results of their laser skin resurfacing treatment after just one session, Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks typically recommends a series of three to five treatments spaced two to four weeks apart to achieve ultimate results.