I was my surgeon's first patient for the fraxel treatment two years ago. I had years of sun and smoking damage to my face. Very wrinkled lower face and around the mouth. I had 4 treatments about 2 weeks apart and it was amazing the difference in my skin. It took YEARS off me.
I have a very high pain tolerance so I did not find any of the treatments bad but I would believe how you are preped... more
I had acne that flared up during late college. It was initally treated with Accutane, but it left deep scars on my cheeks. I went to my dermatologist for Botox and when I was there, he recommended Fraxel for the acne scars. I did a lot of research and decided to go through with it. I saw before and after pictures of the nurse consulting me on it, as she had had similar acne scars. Her... more
I'm a 44 y.o. female that wanted a smoother skintone, help to get rid of fine lines, and some sun spots. I have no acne scars.
I sat with the numbing cream on my face for about an hour and 20 minutes. The doc had me hold a tube to blow cold air as he passed the laser over my entire face. This really helped. He told me the forehead would hurt the most, and the skin above my upper lip.
My experience was horrible, I would have mild swelling, OH MY GOD like a pumpkin! for a week this is how I had to deal with the public, I paid for four treatments at $850 each what a waste of money, my son had said to me I don't understand how that takes away the wrinkles especially when you head swells up that big that it would make your wrinkles worse with all that stretched skin, my son... more