Much more painful than I expected. Definitely take advil before going in! Afterwards and for several days my face looked like one bloody mess. They could have modeled a horror flick after me. About 10 days in I was back to regular. Took 7 days to really go anywhere. I am 40 years old, have mild wrinkles and lots of melasma. The resurfacing gave me more pigmentation. I'm not sure yet... more
Avoid going to this doctor!!! He is the worst doctor I have ever been to. The whole time I was with him he behaved extremely pompous, arrogant and narcissistic towards me with no regard to my concerns or any respect. He became quite annoyed when I asked questions and gave me less than shallow answers. I cannot believe that a doctor who behaves in this manner can actually have a practice. ... more
I ve had scars and hypo-pigmentation for a while because of my two pregnancies, and I wanted to get rid of them. So I found a Groupon offer and decided to take an advantage of it. I noticed within a short period of time that my skin is smoother and tighter. And realized that I look forward to each appointment because the results looked better and better. The staff really listened to my... more
I have skin graft scars from over 30 yrs ago. Flat, skin color mostly. I have an area on one of the scars, (I had this done on four scars 3 different parts of my body) that I had a laser treatment done about 15 yrs ago when it resurfaced the top layer like a third degree burn that ended up sticking to the bandages and loosing some pigment.
I had a Fraxel done, No change not even on the... more
I am 34 years of age and I had the Fraxel CO2 treatment done 6 days ago. I will try to explain as best I can the procedure and the 5 days of recovery I have so far marked off my calendar!
Day 1: Fraxel treatment, I had my entire face done to even out my skin tone (I have melasma). The doctor applies a numbing cream to help with the pain... Guess what? it still HURT A LOT. On a scale from 1... more
I had it done at the dermatologists office. First and second treatments were set at 50 strength and I was numbed for about a half hour to 45 minutes. It was painful but tolerable. People with low pain threshold would not be able to take it. I am usually very tolerant of pain. I was red and swollen up to five days and then was peeling for several weeks. I didn't see much results at all. ... more