I have deep acne scars. I was advised by my dermatologist to see another dermatologist that do this procedure (Fraxel Restore & Fraxel repair, I had both of them done) in Houston, TX. I did, and she told me that it would help dismiss 70% of the scars; as you can imagine I was thrilled! First, the procedure was extremely painful, and I have high pain tolerance; second, it cost me $5,000.... more
I wanted to remove brown spots and wrinkles; I went in for Botox, and Dr. Hall suggested Fraxel. He said that 3 treatments were more effective than just a single treatment. Aside from the appearance of a bad sunburn, and discomfort from sensitive areas during the treatment, it was worth the time and money. Just schedule 5 or 6 days off if you can immediately after the procedure. more
I have spent thousands of dollars at Dr. Friendman's office and I would spend thousands more. His treatments, over the course of two years, have completely changed my life. I had given up hope with my adult acne until I tried him. Smooth beam combined with Fraxel fixed it all and now I have fantastic skin. There is hope! I would recommend him to anyone. This photo is an actual photo taken by... more
I had a bad case of stretch marks from rapid weight loss 10 years ago. I tried all the creams, emu oil, bio whatever, cocoa butter, vitamin e, home micro derm, exfoliating, etc nothing worked.
After saving up enough money I was able to afford fraxel I went for 8 sessions one year and it dramatically reduced the stretchmarks then the next year I went back for 4 more sessions and now the... more
I decided to do fraxel on my back which had severe acne scaring from my teen years. The procedure was not painful, though it felt tingly and prickly, like someone poking my with a sharp roller brush, not the rubber-band snap feeling you get from laser removal.
I will post updates as I heal; I was told 4-6 weeks to see any results. Given the amount of scaring I may need multiple treatments. more
I had Fraxel Laser treatment 2 years ago. My over-50 skin was dull with fine lines and several brown sun spots. I have olive skin, medium to large pores, tiny blonde facial hairs - have never had acne or troubled skin - do not burn in the sun (I tan) do not have wrinkles other than fine lines around eyes/mouth. I have never smoked,consume no alcohol. I have thick skin that does not respond to... more
I am a 44 yr old caucasion woman with fair skin that freckels easily. I had my first dual Fraxel treatment 8 days ago. My goal is to erase old acne scars and improve pigmentation from birth control pills and sun damage. I had the treatment in a very well respected and qualified dermatology office - all board certified.
Day 1 -- A numbing gel was applied to my face 1 hour prior to treatment... more
I started having Fraxel about 12 months ago. Had my first treatment on a lower setting because the pain was more than expected. I was going to stop my treatments but one day a friend I've not seen in months mentioned my pores looked much smaller. So I went back in and have had 3 additional treatments within the last 9 months (all at the higher setting). I'm waiting a minimum 8 weeks... more
Awesome! I can't believe I am on this side of this message board. I have been reading experiences here for some time, and now I am in the process!
Had mine done yesterday at around 3:00 p.m. for severe acne scars. The doctor put it only 5% down from the highest level. Honestly, hurt more after it was over for about 2 hours (hurt like hell actually) because my face was ablaze, but the... more
I tried one treatment with the fraxel laser to see if this might be a hand piece we would want to add for our clients and was not excited about the results. The person doing the proceedure used the highest safe setting to assure I would get a good treatment, and since I declined the numbing cream to save time, it hurt like the devil. (This is from someone who regularly does photofacials,... more