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How to treat damage caused by Fraxel

  • dee1016
  • Ft. Lewis, WA
  • 3 years ago

Diagnosis-5 sessions. After my 4th session I noticed a brown spot around my cheek. I asked about this and was told to use eye cream. Had my 5th session which truly damaged my skin. My skin below my eye above cheek bone looks burn/dehydrated.Dark brown spots-looks horrid. Whatcan I do?I hate my face.

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I went new professional doctor he give me azelex acid cream 20% helps little bit guys ask your doctor but who doesn't do frexal laser find doctor better way I am almost using 1 week helps little bit my last hope pray everyday ask your dermatologist about this cream help me little bit smooth
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Hi Lily, I was wondering if the cream is helping. How long ago did you have the laser treatment? I have dots and lines all over my face and I had it done 4 years ago.
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Same here, dots lines all over & ice pick scars. Pray something will work
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Hi I am using 2 tube almost done some dots lost but coloring still there praying god everyday my new doctor he told me I need time like takes 6 months I have left 4 tubes expensive but what I can do I have to buy and pray I am wishing who done my face like horrible results he lost he is doctor license forever everyday I am wishing he won't do other people you should ask your doctor my dots lost color still there :( goodluck
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HI Lily, I'm sorry. Are your holes deep and is the cream helping that much?
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I had 3 session fraxel laser in nyc I wish I can take time back not do it I wish I never met my love he recommend this doctor I had scars all over my face and microdot also dark spots more I went there for acne scars I had like few scars I got out frexal laser all over my face dark spot microdot and wrinkle more I lost my soul I lost my confident I hate life I wasn't born like this I read all horror story I think no answer for fix why FDA allow to use doctor horrible machine night mare make my life over I don't want to gout I don't want see mirror please anyone find result I try everything but still there I went another doctor she offer tca peel I can wait that do hopefully little help I pray everyday make my face same before what I going to tell my mom how I can tell mom you born me beautiful skin someone hurt me burn me just for money hopefully ok I am going to visit my family next year please god help me Heal my face thanks and good luck for everybody
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Hi, where in NY did you have this done?
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Me too. I had the same experience, and I am living with my regretful choice everyday. We are going to be ok.
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I had fat transfer to my face and it helped a lot with my confidence--it replaced all the volume the laser removed. Unfortunately the hyperpigmentation is permanent--it does get better but you must stay out of sun and do not get hot either (just heat alone causes melanin to come to the surface). Since the fat transfer the "artificial pores" or microdots or whatever you want to call them do not bother me as much. I always wash my face with cold water and Cerave and if I get hot I dunk my face in a large bowl of ice water--really. I know this sucks!
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Did you have the transfer all over your face, or just the cheek area? Thank you!
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Star Trek You are in Florida? I was wondering if you could explain the process you went through on the fat transfer? Who was your doctor since you are in Florida also? And approximately if you don't mind me asking the cost? Did they tell you that you can lose up to 30% of the volume of the fat transfer over the next six months? Have you seen any of that? How much time can you plan on not being able to go out in public? Sorry for so many questions but I am interested since I have the same damage.
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I was getting a Mommy Makeover (Dr. Carl Lentz III, Daytona Beach Florida - you can get his details on this site, he is a 5 start rated PS) and since I was going under anyway I added this as well. It really made a difference! He is a wonderful plastic surgeon. I am 40 now but people think I look to be in my 20's. I had the micro dots on my forehead and temple areas the worst (where the laser was highest) and I don't notice them on my temples anymore, but of course there isn't much to do about the forehead via fat transfer-- bit it looks better too. My face did not hurt either, just a little sore where the needles go in (strategically placed under hairline and around lips).
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It has been 2 years and initially I was a bit swollen, but within a few weeks the swelling totally went down and I haven't noticed any significant fat loss/fullness loss since then. I cannot speak for the work of any Doc besides Dr. Lentz so of course be careful. I think it was about $1500.00 in addition to the work I was having done- but it was 2 years ago and I received a complete "package" price with the Mommy Makeover and such. I do know that Dr. Lentz's prices are very competitive while his work is top quality and he has over 35 years experience. When I had the laser the PS was young and just out on his own and hadn't done the procedure much if at all before (he didn't even have his own machine). You should be able to go out in public in a week to 10 days (although my lips were a bit big until the swelling went down--I had my lips filled too b/c I was tired of constant Juvederm shots that do not last on me). I remember for sure that at the 3 week point I was out and about getting compliments left and right on how young I looked. Of course the area from which the fat is removed will be sore (like a bad bruise) but bearable. My pain perception could be off though b/c my stomach hurt so much from the tummy tuck that everything else paled in comparison! Also, my research shows that most of the fat loss from transfer is from the lip area for some reason?--I am happy with my lips b/c they don't have that "duck" Juvederm look, but are just bigger -yet no one can tell "she had her lips done"-- just natural looking.
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Oh thanks for the info. How long has it been? Did they inform that you could lose volume? My checkbones are the worst! How wonderful you had a makeover!!
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Would you say the fat transfer filled out the holes?
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Awesome. They say the lips don't last because they are always moving lol. Yes I hate that hard duck look around the mouth fillers give some. I have the only pain worse than a tummy tuck. isthe surgery they give for people that lost a lot of weight . That incision goes all the way around. That would be horrible. Thank you so much
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Yes everywhere but on my forehead, but they aren't that terrible anymore (I think this is a combo of both time (like 2+ years healing, & fat transfer). I do not notice the micro holes anywhere on my face except my forehead anymore -- I use a primer on my forehead and then foundation when I go out and that helps too. It really did get better, even on its own BUT no one ever said 2+ years and never being able to go out in the sunlight-ever!--I did not leave the house for a year due to the stupid laser procedure. Remember, it will not help with the hyperpigmentation (and everyone will say the pigmentation is due to age and sun..yada yada yada- but as I said b/4 I have no sun spots on my chest or hands so how could it be sun?--I only have the hyperpigmentation where the gosh darn laser touched me, and even under the hair line where the laser touched so I know it was the laser!). I got a new computer and I am kinda stupid on it right now, but I will upload some pics soon when my husband can help me.
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It has been 4 years since the laser and 2 years & 4 months since fat transfer and I am still very happy with results. Again I can only speak for the work of Dr. Carl Lentz...
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You were one of the lucky ones. He probably didn't turn the laser up high.
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Hi again, Were the holes in the areas other than your forehead noticeable before the fat transfer?
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the laser on my forehead, between my eyes and temples (where the acne and pox scars were worst) was done very aggressively according to my dermatologist. The medical records say: Ablative, YAG laser 2940 NM, with more aggressive treatment to the glabella (smooth part of forehead above and between the eyebrows). I was extremely depressed after this treatment-- I am here to give hope. Yes I still have the holes all over my face, but they are smaller and look like pores--my skin was totally smooth and people used to comment that I had no pores b/4 this. Truly I am here to help and I only want everyone that was hurt like me to know that you can be happy and there is always hope. Everyone can be lucky - everyone's life can change for the better anytime. I know it is hard not to focus on the bad, but good things happen too! - Don't give up, and remember beauty is on the inside.
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You are sweet. Thanks you for the encouraging words. Do you feel the fat transfer helped with the holes? My holes have connected and formed lines. Today I looked in the mirror and felt miserable inside-almost sick.
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Same thing happened to me. Once the swelling went down I really noticed all these holes on my face -- no doctor would acknowledge me even when I showed b/4 & after pics--they would say, don't focus on these "minor" imperfections--one even said I needed Prozac! Within weeks to months the holes seemed to form lines like weird wrinkles--but how can you wrinkle in 3 months, when you haven't even left the house except for Doc appts.? The fat transfer helped with these wrinkles. I am not perfect, but I can look at myself without crying--the fat transfer helped with these micro-hole wrinkles. I know exactly what you are talking about. I practice never raising my brows b/c the weird wrinkles do show more on the forehead when I do this. I was considering botox for my forehead but I am terrified of an allergic reaction b/c for some reason since the laser treatment my skin is super sensitive and I have a lot of allergies to creams and cosmetics I used b/4. My dermatologist said once your immune system gets started w/ the allergies..it kinda never turns off. Anyway, from what I read here no one really had luck w/ botox for this problem anyway. I wore bangs for 2 years!--Now I don't--so I guess that is progress. All I can tell you is I gave it 2 years of healing and then Dr. Lentz did the fat transfer (I felt this was safe since it was my own fat and so my body wouldn't reject it). My main question is: Why on earth would any physician do this procedure without doing a small test area in an inconspicuous area, say near the hair line, and then wait (at least 6 months) to see the response of the patient? Also I was told that although my scars may not improve there was virtually no risk--I was told since my skin is pale there was a less than 2% chance of hyperpigmentation-- I complained to the FDA and manufacturer.
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I have very pale skin also. I did not end up with hyperpigmentation.....just everything else.
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BTW I added pics to show what happened to me--Real Self said they must review it and it will take one day to have it posted.
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