Had Dual Fraxel 3 15 13 for sun damage, very ugly freckles and uneven skin tone. Now 4 5 13. Very happy with results, 80% better. Fraxel treatment wasn't bad. post treatment was like bad sunburn but didn't need any medications not even tylenol. watching pigement slough off with vinegar soaks was great. So would do again and thank you Dr. Cobos! . Office staff and doctor super nice. very nice... more
Had my first Fraxel Laser procedure yesterday at Laser MD Commetics in Long Beach, Ca.
A couple of nurse friends referred me. The physician performing the procedure is quite competent and has been performing laser for many years. His RN assistant Lisa has taught many physicians around the country how to use lasers.
The procedure was well tolerated after the numbing cream. Felt like... more
Had Fraxel Dual on Friday afternoon -- writing this on Sunday morning. Dr. used only 1550 as I don't have much discoloration so he went after wrinkles. He used pretty high intensity (think he said #8), and told me that I'd probably be pretty swollen. Hope it's better tomorrow, since I have to go to work!
I'd put the discomfort level during the procedure at about a 6 overall. It got pretty... more
My mother and I have been going to Cosmetique for about 3 months now. It's become our weekend ritual. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the doctor is fantastic.
Mom had IPL for melasma (large brown spots) on her cheeks. After only one treatment they are almost completely gone.
We've both have had Fraxel to erase a childhood scar and tighten skin. Well let me tell you... more
I had a consultation by Dr Shamban @Santa Monica Blvd Dec 2006 because "acne style" scars on my face from the old accident. I had done my homework very carefully so I was perfectly aware that only treatment what can actually help me was a traditional CO2 laser peel. I knew it was extremely strong procedure with a long down time but because most of the reviews were highly positive, I was... more
When I go in for fraxel, I go in for a portion of my face. $150 is the cost for treating a cheek from my smile line to my outer cheekbone and my cheekbone down to my jaw.
I have had my cheeks treated 3 times each. I've had 150$ worth of my forehead, including between my eyes, once. And a $150 area of my arm, once.
The fraxel laser Aesthetic Laser Care (ALC) uses is not Dual, but similar... more
I had the fraxel laser done to my upper cheeks, and all around my mouth. I see what all the orange peel comments mean now. The tiny dots where the laser frys you are left in my skin. Again I'm looking at my face in a 10x mirror. Nothing crazy bad. It was a thousand dollar gamble. If I had to do over would choose a different procedure. Love the aquifer lotion (goo) suggestions from everyone... more
I just recently had Fraxel Restore done at Dr. Sanders office in Encino by the amazing Nurse Karen House and WOW! I was starting to fear I may need a little nip/tuck around my face but nurse Karen was very honest in her opinion and felt Fraxel would be a better start for me at my age (early 30's). Im so happy I listened and am already loving the results! I have read so many negative... more
I went to a very nice plastic surgeon to see about having my skin tightened. Since I had gone to this doctor before for fillers, I thought nothing of it that the office manager told me by email that I should consider fraxel. When they ran a special months later, I thought I could try it out. This plastic surgeon is the fraxel expert, and answers many questions on this board regarding the laser... more
I'm 54 years old and wanted to get rid of the lines around and above my mouth. I've always had peaches and cream skin, but was told to do my entire face so the color would match. I also had my chest and neck done because that was the special the plastic surgeon was running in December.
Lidocaine was applied to my face for an hour and I was given something to relax. Let me just say... more
I wrote a review for another website after my first treatment a month ago. Here it is:
This is my first Fraxel treatment and today is my fourth day. So far, so good.
The procedure was definitely not painless, so make sure you apply the numbing cream ALL over your face all the way to the hairline and above your lips. My esthetician recommended that I apply another layer 30 minutes... more
My doctor recommended the Fraxel Restore because my skin didn't need anything drastic, just something to help even the tone. Also, I just started getting cystic acne (at my age!) and every time I get a zit, it turns into a scar. So yes, I wanted these new additions to my face to be gone!
I was, however, really really concerned about getting Fraxel after reading all of the negative... more
Skin discoloration, age spots, light acne scaring - 1st treatment slight improvement, 2nd treatment people say i look 10 years younger. Just wanted to wake up in the morning without havng to put make-up on before the family woke up. more
I am in my early 40's with an olive complexion and some scarring from acne. Fraxel has reduced (not eliminated) my scarring, it evens out the pigmentation and creates new collagen. I describe it too friends by saying if your skin was like an orange peel, Fraxel would make it more like an apple peel. I find it to be an extremely painful procedure but I have the absolute highest setting on my... more
I have had the fraxel restore four times for my sun spots. My face still has it with 40% less than the initial. When I returned, the doctor said I have to wait two months for it takes ito affect. So, is the doctor telling the truth or is she conning me? Are the treatment fix the sun spot or melasma disappear? more
I had fraxel treatment to treat acne scars. I had 2 treatments already and I have seen improvement so far but the scars are still obvious and I would still breakout.I have been hearing good things about the vitalize peel but I'm just wondering if I can go for that after a fraxel treatment? And if so, how soon can I do it after a fraxel? more
I have had a total of 2 Fraxel treatments. The first time I wasn't prepared for how much it would hurt, and I had to call in sick to work the next day because I looked like a burn victim. The second time I was prepared for redness and the pain so I scheduled the treatment for a Friday. They upped the strength on the second pass and wow was I swollen all weekend! My poor boyfriend had to... more
I did the treatment to diminish acne scars and improve the texture of my skin. It didn't hurt and I didn't swell, but I seem to be having some issues with the healing process.
I had a Fraxel Restore treatment on July 2 of this year. As expected I broke out, but not expected, I remain pink with small points of whitehead acne and small cystic bumps that others on the site have... more
Good so far! Hoping it will only get better in the weeks to come, Painful but not bad. Down time a little longer than the 48 hours but still OK.
I had a Fraxel restore treatment on Friday and so far have what seems to be the normal redness/brown skin, white bumps etc. I was thinking of going in this week and having some dermaplaning to help with the exfoliation process.
I had 2 fraxel treatments about 3 weeks apart. The second recovery took over a week. It was extraordinarily painful, even during recovery.The worst was that there was no change in my appearance. The dark spots did not disappear and there was no lessening of wrinkles. Not one person ever noticed a difference. more
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