Following a profractional laser treatment, the skin will be red with some swelling for 2 to 3 days. During this time, you may also notice a general tightening effect. For up to a week after, your skin will peel and flake mildly as your skin works to shed damaged cells and replace them with healthy ones! However, the best results from a profractional laser can be seen around 4 to 6 months after treatment. This is when you will notice your skin feels smoother and firmer. At this time, you’ll also notice an overall improvement in the tone and texture of your skin.