I have been dealing with melasma for many years. I have spent a ton of money on creams and lotions to lighten my skin only to get minimal results at best. I read about fraxel in New Beauty magazine and decided to give it a try. I couldn't be happier. The procedure itself was a little uncomfortable but the numbing medicine made it very tolerable. My skin has never looked better. My skin is even... more
I had the worst possible experience with the Fraxel laser. On the day of the procdure, after waiting almost 2 hours for Dr. Taub, with the anthestic cream wearing off, the procedure was much more painful than they described. I had a number of complications that were not directly addressed well by her office in the days that followed. Three months later I developed hyperpigmentation on my... more
I undertook fraxel to address mild/moderate discoloration and texture issues with my middle aged skin. The procedure itself went as described by all the literature I read and the pre-procedure discussion I had with my clinician (I had the procedure at an MD's office). The clinician asked me casually when I was checking out if I was susceptible to cold sores, and I told her I hadn't had any... more
I went through a series of fraxel treatments 2 years ago at a laser clinic in Highland Park IL. I wanted to do something about acne scarring and discoloration on my face.
I paid for the series upfront but never finished the last treatment. They got progressively more painful and I ended up with cold sores on my cheeks. The technician wanted to continue anyway, and when the doctor saw me... more
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