Well, here is the DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE with Gerrish MedEsthetics. We incorporate an exclusive post-procedure step that knocks out all redness. Otherwise, downtime varies from 4-6 hours of mild redness like a sunburn to a few days depending on which type of treatment and intensity. You can wear makeup 24 hours after the treatment, and even attend events, or even return to work. Most clients report returning to their normal routines within a day or two of their treatment sessions.