Do not get FRAXEL if you have olive skin. I was excited about addressing melas little patch on my cheeks. Went to a reputable skin center with a tech with years of experience. The results at first, great! Smooth skin, even tone, tight pores, and smooth expression lines (didn't have many to begin with) About 6 months later, not only did melas a come back but it extended to much of my face.... more
You know those annoying comments like "gosh, you look tired today"? Well I had those in the past and yes, they were annoying but in the last few years I've been getting "gee, you look older" and it's not exactly what I want to hear at 37 years old. I This is how I ended up having a fraxel laser treatment at the Pascual MD beauty center.
The day of my first appointment with Dr. Pascual didn't... 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'm 46 and hated seeing in photos the aging eyes and neck I had. I felt that the pictures didn't reflect the real me and sought out a facial plastic surgeon instead of a general plastic surgeon or a derm. So happy I did. I don't want the plastic surgery look and I'm not the "I had plastic surgery" type. I just wanted that refreshed look of having a cleaner looking... 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 am questioning if the results will be the same with less severe post procedure effects. I was happy with the first session of the faxel laser but my swellen/reddness and bronzing was at a high level. This time is was not. I'm wondering if after the first procedure the effects are different?Are the results of the fraxel laser less severe after the first session of the procedure. Is this... more
Went for 1st treatment. i saw 3 other people on their 4 treatment they looked amazing! skin was beautiful.
i had numbing cream which is nasty goes into your mouth. than the process took like 5 minutes. it stings though but for what i saw i think totally worth it.
now i feel sunburned but normal. going to dinner tomorrow night. using the cream and staying out of sun. more
I received one of three scheduled fraxel laser treatments to tighten skin under eyes 3 weeks ago along with some other surgical procedures (rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, fat transfers to cheeks & NLFs).Now I have light brownish circles under my eyes sligtly reaching the upper part of my cheeks. They also cover the inside corners of my eyes, and slightly on the edge of my upper eyelids. ... more
Ive had two fraxel sessions and the results have been decent i guess. My acne scars are still pretty visable (especially in certain types of lighting which I hate). But ive noticed that ive been getting a little bit of acne around my face and what looks like clogged pores all over my forehead.Ive gotten facials in the past which eliminated all that from my face with the exception of my scars... more