Oh, no! Tori Spelling stepped out of the Calabasas Medical Spa with an especially red, blotchy face on Sunday, Aug. 23, begging the question: Just what happened here? To find out the answer, Us Weekly rang Miami-based dermatologist Dr. Barry Resnik, who broke it all down.
“At first glance, it appears that she had a fracitional CO2 laser treatment. She has the dot-patterned appearance that we see with this procedure,” Resnik told Us. That specific procedure removes layers of skin tissue one by one, which should ultimately help reduce age spots, wrinkles, and scarring.
But the dermatologist, who is the founder of the Resnik Skin Institute, also noted that the allover redness is no cause for alarm. “It is common to get red and inflamed after this treatment,” he shared, while also noting that a vigorous microdermabrasion combined with a chemical peel could also cause similar inflammation.
That said, the doctor explained that the redness won’t go away overnight, but that patience is most definitely a virtue in this case: “Regardless of the type of therapy used, it usually takes about five to seven days to resolve, and can definitely result in glowing healthy new skin.”
Nevertheless, Spelling was spotted out and about the very next day, running with the Real Housewives of New York‘s Kristen Taekman in Calabasas, Calif., while modeling her back-to-porcelain skin tone, with perhaps just a touch of rosiness to her cheeks.
Rand Rusher RN added that there is one thing Spelling (and anyone else receiving a laser treatment) can do to heal faster: lotion up. “You certainly want to wear sunscreen after a treatment like this. Your skin is very sensitive to burning from the sun,” he said. “You can also use a steroid cream to help calm and heal the skin faster. But remember, you want the skin to have a controlled wound.”