My Fraxel journey has had its challenges, and I'm not close to through yet, but I thought I would post here in case my experience is helpful to others. My motivation to get Fraxel is that at 38, my ultrafair skin is starting to show too many signs of aging, plus I have actinic keratosis which seems to get markedly worse with each year. I also have acne scarring from hormonal acne around my... more
I had Fraxel done on my entire face, although, I originally only saw the need on my cheeks. As a 40+ year old man, I'm starting to see the effects of sun tanning in my teens and burns when I was a kid. The process started by the technician applying goop that is meant to reduce pain. Turns out that I'm sensitive to the numbing cream and I got very red even before the laser session.
My derm... more
I asked my derm if I was reaching the age for a facelift and she said I could delay the need for that kind of work with four sessions of Fraxel: restore.
I had three treatments in three months, got scared and stopped. My fair skin has turned ruddy, and I have developed long wrinkles beside and under my eyes and around my mouth. My derm says fair skin is prone to redness and that she will... more
Well for starters, it hurts like a Mo-Foe..(and yes...Mo-Foe is an adjective..also a noun) And after everything is said and done, you will look like a recently deceased baboon's behind... all red and swollen with a hint of blue. (The blue is from the dye)The blue does fade quickly, however the red swollen part remains for at least five days. But the bottom line is, you will certainly not... more
I'm Asian and the the Fraxel helped improve so many issues I had on my face (wrinkles, crepey skin, sun damage, laxity). The treatment delivered this and more- I wear a lot less make up now and this is extremely liberating. Thank you Kathy Lee Gifford for making me aware of such a wonderful procedure. more
I'm 52 and have suffered from acne since I was 19. I have scarring, but what's really bugging me is the orange peel look and some wrinkles, especially a couple that ran from my eye across my cheek. Although I've only had one treatment so far, and there's still a lot of dead skin attached to my face, I do see improvement in those particular wrinkles, though not in others. I was told I would... more
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