You may experience minor swelling and redness on a procedure day. There may be some minor redness and peeling during the first week. The color will appear intense, darker and more sharply defined immediately after the procedure until around day 4-6. As the healing progresses (day 5-6), the color and edges will soften. During the healing process, the treated area will exfoliate and shed taking some color with it. This is a normal process. The final color of the treated area will be visible after 3-4 weeks.