Tried so many things to get rid of my brown sun spots - Freezing; Retin-A; numerous peels; Q-Switched Ruby Laser - none of them really got the deep spots that I had since my late teens. Researched the FRAXEL DUAL and found Dr. Van Dyck in Paradise Valley. First of all, the office and staff is AMAZING - smart, kind, informative and caring. AND, Dr. Van Dyck is like your best girlfriend AND... more
Drink ALOT of water prior to your appointment.
During Procedure: Was not numbed, felt like being snapped in the face with a rubber band repeatedly, smelled like burning flesh, heat progressed as treatment progressed. The pain was DEFINITELY there and I have a high pain tolerance. VERY red and still in pain.
Went to work right after, and really DONT recommend it. I have had other... more
I chose fraxel for a few fine lines & I heard about it stimulating collagen. I'm 15 months post one fraxel treatment. I have loss fat under both my eyes leaving hollows, my cheeks are sunken, developed significant hyperpigmentation where I had none previously. My face looks like I've aged 10-15 years. I'm depressed, now on medication. I'm looking at appx $16,000.00 is reconstructive facial... more
I had fraxel done yesterday on stretch marks and tummy tuck scar. I will keep you posted in the next couple weeks. I hope I'm able to give good news.
9/13/11 My scars were pink for 2 days. Today is the 3rd day and my skin is back to normal. I have noticed smoother skin and one stretch mark has a little more darkness to it. But definitely smoother. This is only the first treatment... more
I listed $400 as amount spent, but it's $400 per treatment.I've had several rounds of treatments over the past 4 years. Right when Fraxel came out, I had 4 treatments. Two years later, I had a refresher course of 2, and I am getting ready to have another round of 2 or 3 this month. Fraxel is painful, but my doc gives me Vicodin & Xanax right b more
I am an over-50 female who has serious pigmentation, and uneven skin texture/tones. I had my 2nd fraxel (restore) and am really content with the process to date. I will probably get at least a 3rd fraxel, or even a 4th (depending on what my doctor says).
The most important things to know BEFORE you get your Fraxel:
1. Do your research as WHO is really going to perform your Fraxel. I... more
I just had my first Fraxel treatment Friday 2/8/08 to remove sun/age spots. I am 38 years young and am just starting to see the effects of aging. From 1-10 the pain was about an 8. I highly recommend taking a pain killer along with the numbing cream. Today I am slightly red with minimal swelling. I intend to ice and take arnica. I also purchased Ceramide cream to help moistureise and heal.... more
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