Hello: I've had a disastrous experience after a single Fraxel restore treatment. For those contemplating Fraxel, beware! Stick to what works, good skin hygiene, sunscreen, retin-A, etc.
My experience has caused a full-blown anxiety disorder: yes--it's been that bad. I've gone on benzos, ssris, and see a counselor through my university. I'm a white, 26 year old male of German descent... more
I have been seeing Dr. Gidon for several years and have had several treatments that she offers in her clinic and have been very happy with Botox, fillers, microdermabrasion and intense pulsed light. Her staff is very knowledgeable and friendly so I feel comfortable going there. I had some brown patches on my cheeks and Dr. Gidon explained that Fraxel laser would help fade my brown spots and... more
About 2 years I noticed clusters of small red broken blood vessels on my nose. They may have been there for longer, though, I'm not too sure. I suspect may have been caused by a septoplasty I had, as the representative told me that any type of surgery on the nose can produce such veins from appearing. However, I should also mention I was a guy who liked to party a lot on the weekends(!), and... more
Two series of treatments for mild acne scars, it hurt much more than it was supposed to. I applied the freezing gel first but the pain was still almost unbearable. The technician kept saying others patients don't express so much pain. My skin flared after. I debated not going for my second Fraxel session due to such a bad reaction but was encouraged by the technician to try another $900... more
The scar I set out to finally "address" is eleven years old. It is a result of an auto collision with a drunk driver I have never had the privilege of meeting till date. That was in May 2000. I literarily lost a chunk of flesh in the entire upper arm, the bones and the ball and socket joint were also gone. The fact that the arm is still functional is what I can unashamedly describe... more
I have scars from severe acne (I'm 47 yrs old) and I finally made the decision to do something about them. Just had my first Fraxel re:store treatment 2 days ago...2 more to go.
Pros: painful - even with the numbing gel, my face felt like it was on fire. The pain subsided within a three-hour time frame after the treatment. I used ice packs and slept in an almost seated position to... more