Your physician may apply a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable before the treatment. During the procedure, typically 30 minutes long, as the laser energy is applied to your skin, you may feel a warm sensation. Immediately after treatment your skin will feel warm similar to a sunburn. The redness will continue for few days and it will be followed by some peeling as the newer skin is appearing. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about 7-10 days, and you will be able to wear make-up after 4-7 days. Your physician will recommend the most appropriate skin regimen to ensure proper skin recovery, hydration and protection from sun exposure during the days following the treatment.