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.
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