A full-face CoolPeel laser peel can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Additional areas may range from 10-15 additional minutes per area. While there is no need for anesthesia or localized numbing at your CO2 Laser treatment, your provider may use a numbing cream for additional comfort. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day, or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated. Results are progressive. As your skin heals in the brief recovery window, you will notice it is softer, brighter, and more even. Over the following three to six months, deeper layers of skin will heal and fill in with collagen, leading to long-term improvements to skin look and feel that can last for years with proper care.