Anyone had a series of fractional laser resurfacing treatments?

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Has anyone had a series of fractional laser resurfacing treatments?  I had fraxel laser a couple of years ago when it required the blue goo, but nothing since they stopped using the goo.  I'm thinking of trying a series, but I wanted to hear what people have to say about it.  I have lighter fair skin that burns easily and freckles.  Any good/bad results or comments?  Thanks!

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I had laser resurfacing 3 weeks ago, my face looks worse than before. Don't do it please
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I had fractional co2 done 3 months ago in Brisbane, my face is badly scared as a result. I too have your skin type. Its more about the surgeon than the laser. Its also about the before and after care that most will not even mention. Regards Laurel
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I had one fraxtional laser tx in March 2014 (Largo, Fl) and if anyone wants to see my before and after, I'm happy to share privately because I don't know how to upload and that's the only way you going to know if people telling the truth as while I"m not sure it was worth the price, I didn't have anything bad happen and my overall face has an improved refreshed look but there are still light brown spots on my neck I thought would disappear completely and they recommend a series of 4 which would cost about $2900 total and not sure it is worth it. They also combine IPL with the tx. I see you asked about this 7 years ago and maybe the technology has improved? What did you ever decide to do? I recommend that it be done by someone who specializes in this and does it all the time just like with face lift, you want someone who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery.......If you don't get a personal recommendation or see before and after pictures , then anyone is just taking their chances as someone who does breasts all day long doesn't necessarily have the same artistic skill as one who focuses just on the face!
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I need some advice,plz help me out
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I had a fractional laser treatment 4 weeks ago ,after 4 days my face looked at least 70% clear the past week it got all dark even darker than before ,not only where i had dark spots but all over . any idea anybody on what should i do??
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I had the active fx treatment in October 2013 and my face got dark all over. I looked like a raccoon. They tried doing ipls and just made it worse. Now I have spots all over my face and more wrinkles then I had before and in spots that I didn't have them. I'm in the same boat as you are.
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I'm so sorry you're going through that. It took a year for the skin under my eyes to lighten enough for people to stop asking why I looked so tired the other spots on my face didn't take as long. I use Roc products with retinol. It helps to smooth the skin. It's a little drying at first so you can alternate with a good moisturizer. It's seems criminal that doctors get away with charging a fortune and making us look worse. I remember just wanting to look the way I did before the procedures. Good luck
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I wish I could go back to the way I looked before as well but I let my vanity get the best of me. I'm 37 and had a nice complexion. I was starting to worry about signs of aging , smiles line and forhead wrinkles were starting to appear. The nurse Martha Mcevoy at St. Louis cosmetic surgery medical spa went way to aggressive on my face. She was trying to fix it but just made it look worse. I have hyper pigmentation and now hypo pigmentation. She has since been fired and they stated that she was Fired because she like to use laser all the time and not opt for chemical peels. Makes me wonder how many people complained for them to fire her because I didn't fuss at all because I was worried if I did they wouldn't help fix their mess up. I went in and seen their new nurse and she did a chemical peel and scheduled me for a four week appointment to try and fix this problem. When I went in for my next appointment she told me that another chemical peel would cost $145. I was under the impression they were trying to fix Martha's mistake but they didn't want to fix my face without charging me. I also threw away thousands of dollars of face creams and bought their skin medica line. Retinol, lytera and moisturizer. I have become so depressed and have stopped living my life. I stay at home and don't go out during the day fearful that the sun even with sunblock will make my face worse.
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Try not to let this stop you from living. Believe me it will get better. You probably need to get a skin lightning cream from your dermatologist. If you want to do chemical peels. You can do them yourself for a lot less. There is a site called **removed website address****. You can order it yourself. It's TCA acid. You only need the smallest amount. They will give you all the information you need on how to use it. It's the real thing. You can even call and talk to someone. I can tell you I didn't love the skin cream I bought from there but you can get that anywhere. It's been years since I ordered from them but they are still around. I would give your skin a break. I used a steroid lightening cream and it got rid of the hyper pigmentation. Do the chemicals way later. If at all. Good Luck
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How in the world are they allowed to continue damaging peoples faces with lasers?! It makes me crazy reading these stories!! I have problems caused by a VBeam laser. It's so obvious and all they do is deny it and continue damaging others.
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I had fractional laser treatment on my face three times, one per month in three past months (I’m a man, 32 years old). Totally I can say, it improves my face pores a bit, but I think it did not do anything on my big and deep scars. Doctors said I should do it at least 6 time, one per months to get acceptable result. The first time I did this laser treatment, the laser degree of strength was 2 (it means, the laser can pass through two sheet of papers) and the reddish and swelling fade away after two days, but in second and third time, the doctor set it to degree of 7 (to get better and quicker results), so it causes my face was all bloodied after the procedure, I looked like a vampire for about 10 hour, my face was swollen and red for about 4 days later. Now I am uncertain to continue the treatment. Can anyone help me to get good decision?
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I am 39, female. I have had 8 sessions of Erbium laser and my skin is much younger and better now. But I think it was the 11 sessions of dermaroller that I did in between the laser sessions (that I have done in the past 18 months) that have given me the 65% improvement of the acne scars I had. Now I will have 5 more sessions of dermaroller treatments to get rid of the rest of the acne scars I have left.
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I had fractional laser treatment on my face three times, one per month in three past months (I’m a man, 32 years old). Totally I can say, it improves my face pores a bit, but I think it did not do anything on my big and deep scars. Doctors said I should do it at least 6 time, one per months to get acceptable result. The first time I did this laser treatment, the laser degree of strength was 2 (it means, the laser can pass through two sheet of papers) and the reddish and swelling fade away after two days, but in second and third time, the doctor set it to degree of 7 (to get better and quicker results), so it causes my face was all bloodied after the procedure, I looked like a vampire for about 10 hour, my face was swollen and red for about 4 days later. Now I am uncertain to continue the treatment. Can anyone help me to get good decision?
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Do not do any more. Stop..The more you do later on in life your skin looks like you had been in a fire. All white funny ugly
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B14b...March 15, 2014, I had one fractional laser tx on my face and neck and I am fairly pleased with the results but not sure it was worth $850 and they recommend a series of 4 for total of $2900 so I'm in the same boat as to whether I need to do three more to get full benefit as I still have light brown spots on my neck. I will try to find the exact procedure used (how many passes) and also they start with dermabrasion and also combine IPL with it. I got brown at first and then it all lightly peeled off and it did refresh my overall skin but as I said, not sure it was worth it as depending on what picture you see, hard to see a big change. If I can figure out how to upload with some privacy, I will share and if anyone wants to see before/after, they can contact me privately.
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PS...Will you please ask Real Self to delete the duplicate posts as it is so confusing to read when you see the same posts over and over (like your's does)
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I had fractional laser resurfacing done on me about 3 months ago. It wasn't very painful. The treatment felt to me like getting snapped with a rubber band. My skin looks so much better... My pores are not a pronounced and the crease in my face from sleeping on my side has almost disappeared. I am really happy that I had the treatment.
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I had the Sciton Profractional XC done 1 year ago, my face was all bloodied after the procedure, it did hurt a bit, and I looked like a monster for 10 days... but I still think it was worth the pain, I had it done to correct pigmentation and some bad acne scars, the scarring didn't went away completely, but my face does look a lot smoother and even. The doc said it would look better with time, because it stimulates the collagen, and indeed he was right. So I totally recommend, the one thing that bothers is that I can't even think to go out without sunscreen, it seems my skin now is more dry and burns a lot easier.
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I had it 7 months ago and my face is now scarred, dicolored, wrinkled and burne scars, which I never had before this, just had a little small patches of malasma on my checks by Prevea Plastic Surgeons in Green Bay. If I could do it all over again I would not of had it done, my complexion was wonderful compared to what it is today. On top of that after they scarred me for life they would not help me in anyway, except if I wanted to pay them at that was 6 months later. They couldn't or would'nt take the time to even answer any questions I had or they just didn't know, which is what I think.Think about it a clinic as large as prevea using a laser, but don't know how it is used, which I was told the lady who did it was improperly trained by the head of the clinic, then to find out she had a year of beauty school training, what are they thinking.Then they didn't know how to treat me after words, so they told me I should go see a plastic surgeon in Milwaukee, which I called him and they don't even use that laser. This is a rather large clinic, I think they need quidance from other clinic, or be shut down. I have seen various docotors, no on is familiar with this laser, or won't use it because of the bad results people have had and can't help me either. Don't do it, you don't want to live the nightmare I'm living. My face gets worst by the day.
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Its the biggest rip off ever. I had it done a couple of years ago. It did nothing except make me look like someone beat me up. My face was red and swollen. I was stuck in the house for a week. I threw away a couple thousand dollars and my under eyes took over a year to fade. It gave me darker circles than I had before I had it done. Don't let anyone do this to you. Its complete bull. I had a plastic surgeon do it. It does work!!!!!!!!
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My face is worse also. Don't do it
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I am 55 years old and have had a couple of fractional laser treatments. The one I have had most recently is the Pixel Perfect treatment with a Alma Laser. The nurse did a total of 5 passes on my full face. It is amazing how the fine lines, pores, and texture has all improved! The thing is, most people have unrealistic expectations of this treatment. If you want "face lift" results, you need to do a face lift. But if you want improvement with little or no downtime and minimal expense, then a fractionated laser treatment is a great option
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I am devastated by depressions and worsening of scars on my face from 2 profractional procedures. I have insomnia, depression and anxiety because of this.
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