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 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 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